Religious Law In Sophocles 'Antigone'

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In the story of Antigone, Eteocles and Polyneices are both fighting to be the king of Thebes. They both die in the fight but Eteocles is buried while Polyneices is left to the vultures. Antigone is both Polyneices and Eteocles’ sister, With both brothers dead the throne was given to their uncle Creon, who believes Polyneices is a traitor and should not have a burial. Antigone strongly disagrees with Creon, thus sneaking out and giving him a proper burial. This action was considered punishable by death. In Sophocles’ play Antigone both Antigone and Sentry display that they are static characters by the way they stay true to their original motivation of either self respect, importance of religious law, or pride.

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