Masculinity And Feminism In Antigone

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Masculinity vs Feminism in Antigone

Theorists suggest that law is sometimes challenged by moral values. And when you add the pre-defined gender roles to that challenge the outcome is unpredictable. The play Antigone agreed with this way of thinking, proving it through the two main characters – Creon and Antigone. Creon was a domineering ruler who believed men were superior. Antigone, a young woman who’s allegiance was to her family. She believed the gods took precedence over the law. Her desire to get justice for her brother led her to question Creon’s edict. However, going against the political society will ultimately result in destruction for both Antigone and Creon. Antigone chose to follow the gods and bury her brother in
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