Goldilocks And The Three Bears 'By Sophocles' Antigone
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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, she demonstrates her reasoning for seeing the law of the gods as superior. The character Antigone embodies determination, as seen in her defiance of Creon’s ruling, and in her devotion to the wishes of the gods.
Antigone first shows her determination to bury Polyneices as a refute to Creon’s wishes. Antigone challenges he belief, calling Creon “a mere mortal” (Sophocles, Antigone 503). By insulting Creon as nothing but a mortal, Antigone suggests that he is insignificant to the timeline of earth. On the other hand, the gods’s existence is boundless, making them superior to Creon. This indicates that their power lasts forever. Thebes will have rulers come and go, so therefore the law of the land is not as stable and everlasting as the