Family In Sophocles Antigone

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The Importance of family and cultural values is proved in the Greek playwright written by Sophocles. Sophocles helped us understand each character as we meet them in the first scene. Antigone, we learn that she is the antagonist as she rebels against her uncle, Creon, and her love for her own blood, and that she is not one to stand down for any man. Antigone, Ismene and Creon are characters that are of discussion in the play of gender roles.
Antigone identifies the love for family, and what others should have with one another, by trying to convince her sister Ismene to help her bury her brother, Polyneices. I do not think Antigone wanted to be a hero in any matter but of love for her brother, and the loss, honoring the deceased. Antigone even proves that she will never turn her back on family; “And now you can prove what you are; a true sister, or a traitor to your family.” (Sophocles, Line 26-27) She went against her own uncle, the Kind of Thebes, Creon. He ordered that no one should honor, or mourn Polyneices and that he should not be buried for being a traitor. She wanted to do what she thought was right and
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But Antigone does not think that way because she disobeys for the sake of her brother. But as well she places the gods as the highest ruler instead of Creon, the King of Thebes. I think Creon views women as objects, he believes that men are in control and women should back down and obey the men. “there are places enough for him to push his plow. I want no wicked women for my sons.” (Sophocles, Line 455) He clearly shows that women are to surrender to the male figures. Creon does not want a woman who is in control or have any type of leadership role for his sons. As well he clearly explains if he changes his mind about his punishment for Antigone he will no longer be a
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