Humanism In Antigone

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I think she leans towards humanism, from what I saw in the beginning of the play. She ignores the King’s wrath, and feels the need to bury her brother despite risking her own life. She tells Ismene that it must be done. She proceeded to Creone that she did not abide by his laws, but rather God’s laws. She believed that it was better to treat her brother, as she wanted to provide for one another, under her faith in God. She believed that the senators would side with her, because she believed in humanistic honor. She believed that all people deserved to be treated properly. Towards the end of the play, she talks about how she had been treated inhumanely toward her presumable death.

She seems to lean towards rationalism, from the beginning of the play. She told Antigone how it would not be ideal to go against the King’s decision on the burial. She believed that it was not possible to do so. She did not believe that Antigone could do it through emotional motives. She said that there was no choice. She believed that she was a part in the crime that Antigone had committed. Antigone believed that she did not deserve this, and did not want her to punish herself. Ismene wilfully joins in the punishment, because she believed that it was
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He describes how no one else can value friendship more than he does. He describes how one of the brothers, Eteocle, deserves a proper burial. He believed that Eteocle represented a near perfect individual, who sided with his homeland, and fought for his people. He then describes Polyneices, who attacked his own motherland, on how he does not deserve a burial because he was not like his brother, Eteocle. He slightly shows rationalism, because his idea of wisdom is that men who did good deeds deserved good things. When talking to Antigone, he said how the human cannot hide his or her “guilty conscience” as his or her face always “reveals
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