Justice In Antigone Essay

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The seek for justice is never ending. It may be delayed, denied, or postponed, however, the search is timeless. To be just is to argue for fair rights for all. It is to be someone and bring something that will help the surrounding people of the world. However, many times justice is not sought and not given to those who need it most. In the play Antigone by Sophocles, he demonstrates the many ways an unjust leader can overpower those who fight for what is right (Adams, 1). In Antigone’s case, she fought for the just treatment of her brother in his afterlife and bringing him a proper burial. In her fight for justice, Antigone exhibits strong beliefs of fairness for her community regarding family, rights and morality. In Sophocles’ play, Antigone, he displays a variety of different types of justice. In fairness, he pulls the laws and unjust teachings of his time and puts them into a play for all to see and analyze. In his play, Sophocles demonstrates fairness. Fairness is defined as “impartial and just treatment or behavior without favoritism or discrimination” by the Webster Dictionary. To be fair is to allow everyone the same opportunity to…show more content…
He introduces the character Antigone and describes her feelings of her brother, Polyneices’, passing and how he will not receive a proper burial. “...Polynecius, who died as pitiably - Kreon has proclaimed that his body will stay unburied, no mourners, no tomb, no tears, a tasty meal for the vultures” (Sophocles, 22). Antigone is distraught at the thought of her brother being left to be “a tasty meal for the vultures” and soon vows to bury him regardless of the law. “The body. Give me your hand. Help me” (Sophocles, 22) states Antigone, pleading with her sister to help give their brother a proper burial. In this instance she exhibits Fairness by wanting all other aspects to be thrown aside and giving her brother a fair right to a proper
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