Loss Of Family In Antigone

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In the story Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone has two brothers, but both were treated differently when they died. Eteocles died peacefully with him being buried in dirt while Polyneices was just lying there to die in a terrible way. Antigone finds a way to bury her brother, as she goes to bury her brother she gets caught, it didn’t go the way she wanted it to. Throughout the whole story that came with ups and downs, Sophocles tries to show that how the family ties with Antigone wanting to bury her brother, Antigone arguing with Creon, and the argument between father and son, Creon and Haemon. Antigone wants to bury her brother so that he can die in peace and not die without honor. “No one shall bury him, No one mourn for him, but his body must lie in the fields a sweet treasure for carrion birds to find as they search for…show more content…
“All my life long I have been kind of butt for the dull arrows of doddering fortunetellers!” (1053). Calling himself a jerk, he sees the things that he regrets. “It seems that prophets have made me their especial province” (1053). When someone tells him what he has done he tends to believe that he was wrong to do that as king. Creon talks about after talking to the blind prophet, Teiresias, he realizes the things he has done wrong as a king and father. A king finding the ways of what he has done wrong comes back to him and he regrets everything in life. Showing the family ties between Antigone, Ismene, Creon, and Haemon it all came with bad situations. Antigone loves her brother, so she buries him to die in peace. Ismene wants to die with Antigone because she thinks their guilt is equal, but Antigone stops her from doing so. Creon and Haemon argues, but in the end Creon regrets everything after talking with the prophet. As of family having many troubles, no matter what they will stick
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