Examples Of Justice In Antigone

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Justice is something that will always be complicated; different perspectives and opinions give it multiple meanings. One thing that goes hand in hand with justice is controversy. The dictionary definition of controversy is, “disagreement, typically when prolonged, public, and heated.” Finding a just solution for everyone and every problem is impossible. While one side may be served justly, there will always be another side that disagrees, causing conflict and separation. Justice is a concept that is based on moral values and ethics; so it’s different for everyone. In the play, Antigone, the connection between justice and controversy presents itself in numerous situations, as the debated hero Antigone makes decisions that isn’t exactly agreed with. The story begins with Antigone and her sister, Ismene returning to the city of Thebes in hope to help their brothers, Eteocles and Polynices avoid the prophecy that they will kill each other. They discover that they have arrived too late, and both brothers are dead and Antigone’s uncle, Kreon, has taken the throne to Thebes. The first problem starts when Antigone discovers that Eteocles has received a proper burial, but Polyneices has been denied of such and left to the vultures; all under the order of Kreon. Polyneices was declared a traitor and anyone that was found burying him would be sentenced to death. Antigone, despite the penalty, sneaks out and gives her brother the proper burial she knows that he deserves...and then

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