Conflict In Goldilocks And The Three Bears

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In Goldilocks and the Three Bears, the conflict of the story is that she cannot find a porridge, chair, or bed that best suits her preferences. Every story contains a conflict, which may be minor, such as in Goldilocks’s story; or with major greater implications such as in Antigone. The conflict in Antigone is about what action should be taken concerning Polyneices’s dead body. According to the law of the gods, his body should be be buried, and this how Antigone would like to treat her dead brother’s body. However, the king of Thebes, Creon, does not think Polyneices’s body should be honored by the act of burial. He insists that Antigone not bury him. Antigone and Creon are both partially right, but when Antigone argues with Creon on the issue, …show more content…

Antigone declares that Creon’s commanding is coming out of “some man’s wounded pride” (Sophocles, Antigone 510). To Antigone, Creon is just like any other Thebian, and that even though he is the king of the land, his power is irrelevant compared to the gods. When Creon declares himself ruler of the land, he develops hubristic qualities. Creon abuses his power in that he believes his word is absolute. Antigone sees this pride as damaged, and believes that he does not use logic in his reasoning. The logical way to handle the situation, from Antigone’s point of view, would be to bury Polyneices because doing so would please the gods. Antigone is not afraid of Creon because she recognizes that Creon’s order is coming from his disillusionment of the power he holds. This magnifies Antigone’s determination to resist Creon’s decree. On the other hand, Antigone knows that the gods are not prideful. This legitimizes the wishes of the gods because their power does not come from a place of excessive confidence. Therefore, Antigone is threatened by the gods and is determined to please them, and not

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