Honor In Sophocles Antigone

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Honor is the adherence to what is right or to a conventional standard of conduct. In the dramatic play Antigone by Sophocles, the lead character , Antigone has to make an arduous decision either by following the laws of god, which was to bury her brother Polynices, against the laws of Creon, which was to let Polynices body be left unburied above grounds, to be eaten . Antigone believes that she has to do what is right because the laws of God is more important to her. Honor is worth dying for, because one chooses to do what is right and what will help others, even if it ends in a tragic repercussions. In the dramatic play, Antigone's brothers Polynices and Eteocles died while trying to defend their right. Polynices was considered a traitor of the city of Thebes by King Creon. Therefore, Creon passed a law that no one is allowed to bury a traitor. Antigone decided to go again creon law to bury her brother because she thinks it's the right thing to do. Antigone believes that the laws of god is more important than the laws of creon. In lines 55-58 “ but I will bury him; and if I must die, I say that this crime is holy: I shall lie down with him is death, and I shall be as dear to him as he to me”. Antigone decide that she will do anything for her brothers honor even if it may end up with her laying in her grave with him as long as he's buried. Honor is portrait in this quote because Antigone feels that her brother need to be buried because everyone should have a proper burial of God’s laws and the laws of God is more important to her. Also in lines 50-51 “I am not afraid of the danger; if it means death, and It will not be the worst of deaths ––death without honor”.…show more content…
In the play Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone defend her brothers honor because is was to godly chose to portraits. She believes that God’s law is the important than any other

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