Similarities Between Romeo And Juliet And Antigone

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Sophocles and Shakespeare created two of literature's most famous heroines Antigone and Juliet. These young woman are similar in some respects and differ in important ways. Both Antigone and Juliet is in conflict with older relatives. Antigone defies Creon because he denies burial for her slain brother similiarly Juliet defies her parents by marrying Romeo. In both plays the heroine chooses death by suicide. Significant differences exists between the two. Juliet is secretive, her parents don't know anything of her marriage to Romeo. Antigone openly defies Creon. Juliet's death is motivated entirely by romantic love. Because she loves Romeo, she kills herself. When she discovers his body. Antigone's death is rooted in her religious beliefs.
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