Hero's Choices In Sophocles Antigone

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In Sophocles’ play, Antigone, virtually every character is forced to make a hard decision. A single choice has the ability to start a chain reaction until tragedy strikes, and that is what is seen in this play. Antigone’s first choice to bury her brother, even though it was forbidden by the king, leads to the other character choices in reaction to hers. Just as Isaac Newton’s third law of physics states; with every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. And the same goes for life. With every choice that is made, there is always a consequence, whether it is good or bad. Antigone, her sister Ismene, and King Creon all make difficult choices, but it is the consequence that often leads to the discovery of which is right, or which is wrong.…show more content…
After her brothers die at the hand of one another, one of them is seen as a hero and the other as a villain. Polyneices, the viewed villain, is forbidden by the king to be buried, and is left to be eaten by the dogs and the birds. But Antigone did not agree with that. After much thought and discussion with her sister, she went ahead and buried her brother. When King Creon discovered who had disobeyed his orders, he would not stand for it. When the guard says to him, “No man is so foolish that he is enamored of death.” the king replies “That is indeed the penalty;..” Antigone was then sentenced to her death by the king for her

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