Moral Virtue In Antigone In The Greek And The Roman

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Every civilizations in each period of time has had codes of virtue, moral excellence and standard. From The Greeks, to The Romans all the way to Medieval European cultures have expressed these traits in different ways and meaning each more valuable than the last but often interrupted quite different. These differences lie among the great stories of individuals who embody these characteristics of a person and there way of life it takes you inside how a person deals with individual danger. The most articulated value in Greek is virtue the word actually means something closer to being the best you can be or reaching your highest human potential. In Antigone (Fiero 92-98) Antigone is often opposed to her older sister Ismene with blond hair who is beautiful having curves of such beauty and grace. While Antigone is a scrawny, sallow, withdrawn, and disobedient child with somewhat of a boyish figure Antigone terrorizing Ismene as a child always insisting on the fulfillment of her desires. Always trying to rob Ismene of her feminine accoutrements to seduce her fiancé Haemon. Antigone tragic rest in her refusal to cede on her desire. It seems clear by challenging male authority Antigone threatened the status quo her heroism derives from her unswerving dedication to the ideals of divine justice and to the duty of the individual to honor family, even if it challenges the law of state .Antigone offers a public good and private conscience it calls for sound judgment and rational action

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