Theme Of Respect In Antigone

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how does power comes into play with respect?In the story Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone disrespect the king ( Creon) orders not to bury their brother Polyneices in a way to show respect to their brother. Always follow your heart only when it right no matter what the consequences are.In the play Antigone , Antigone fights the issure of burying her brother is the right things to her, but on the other hand the king thinks she shouldnt because her brother was so called a trader to him but she dosent respect his athority and still buries him.Antigone also dragged her sister into it but her sister didnt want to get involved because she respects the king and his athority, but later on in the story her sister wanted to join and help bury their brother biut antigone didnt want her too.“And if I have to die for this pure crime,/ I am content, for I shall rest beside him;/ His love will answer mine” (lines 72-74).This quote explains the way she feels about burying her brother.…show more content…
Antigone knows that the king Creon will not allow it her to because he felt as if her brother was a traders for leaving the town and then coming back. Antigone stills buries him even though she knows she may get stoned or killed.“Too late, too late you see the path of wisdom” (line 1270) In the play the chorus says this to creon because he is alone after all his family died and he was the only one left. Respect is a issue they creon and Antigone didn’t follow very much on one hand Antigone was right for burying her brother and on the other hand Creon is right for not allowing her to do it but she still did. The worst part about having power is not being able to control or handle it. To much power eventually cause madness. King creon tells Antigone not to bury“There is no art that teaches us to know/ The temper, mind or spirit of any man/ Until he has been proved by government/ And lawgiving.” (lines
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