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    erupted in Thebes. Each side is A recent attack by Polynices has left the city unconquered. Both Polynices and Eteocles have died, killed by each other. Outside the City gates, antigone tells Ismene that Creon has ordered Eteocles to be buried with full honors, while the body of Polynices is left to rot. Creon has said that any person who tries to bury Polynices will be stoned to death. In a rage, Antigone Tells Ismene that she intends to bury Polynices in secret. When Ismene refuses to defy Creon,

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    not help in the illegal act of burying Polynices. Antigone becomes offended by her unwillingness to help her, because Polynices is Ismene’s brother as well. The reason why Ismene won’t help her, is because Ismene does not want to go against Creon’s law and be killed. However, Antigone does not care if she gets executed, she is willing to bury Polynices no matter life or death. She even says it herself that she will be happy if she dies for her brother Polynices. “ANTIGONE: And if I die for it, what

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    noble qualities of mind, heart and soul because she is willing to sacrifice her own life, doing what she believes is the right thing. Antigone believes in the authority of religious law and tradition. Although King Creon has ordered that the traitor Polynices should not be buried, Antigone insists on following the religious law requiring that females bury the deceased of their family. Antigone says herself that she has experienced “no private shame, no public disgrace, nothing” that cannot be experienced

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    Throughout Sophocles’ tragic play, Antigone, main characters King Kreon and Antigone dramatically argue without compromise over the recently deceased brother of Antigone, Polynices. Antigone, while attempting to mourn for her family, symbolically buries Polynices, going against the King’s decree (93-100). Out of anger, and an effort to establish his power, Kreon sentences her to an undeserving death just because she decided to respect her kin (441-496). In this case, I sympathize with Antigone more

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    brother Polynices, against the laws of Creon, which was to let Polynices body be left unburied above grounds, to be eaten . Antigone believes that she has to do what is right because the laws of God is more important to her. Honor is worth dying for, because one chooses to do what is right and what will help others, even if it ends in a tragic repercussions. In the dramatic play, Antigone's brothers Polynices and Eteocles died while trying to defend their right. Polynices was

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    Antigone Debate Report

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    killed by Polyneices was buried with honors. So, Antigone buried her brother (In Antigone by Sophocles). Yes, She did do the right thing by burying her brother. Obviously, she could be killed and be in the same position as polynices or the gods would bury him. However, Polynices not having a proper burial is wrong because. “Polyneices, \ fought as bravely and died as miserably,--\ They say that Creon has sworn\ No one shall bury him, no one mourn for him, \ But this body must lie in the

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    People think she did deserved to die because she went against her family, well so did Creon. Here’s the second reason she didn’t deserve to die, Polynices was part of the family. Even Though Antigone did go against her uncle, her uncle is also going against Antigone and the rest of the family. Antigone’s sister even thought it was right for Polynices to be buried in the walls. He is still human. Plus he didn’t kill anyone. If his brother didn’t want to have

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    do. Throughout Antigone, Sophocles reveals that Antigone is very devoted to her family and the rules of the gods. Polynices attacked Thebes because he wanted to take the throne away from his brother Eteocles, but the fight ended with their lives being taken by each other. Creon, now the king, declared an edict that stated that Eteocles’ body should be buried honorably, but that Polynices’ body should be left unburied on the plain in which he died. Antigone flouted Creon’s edict for she believed in

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    The choragus has finally put some sense in Creon's head, and he decided to undo his wrongful actions where he will free Antigone and bury Polynices. Despite deciding to please the Gods, Creon was very late. After burying Polynices, he headed to the vault where Antigone was buried. Antigone already committed suicide by the time Creon arrived. She hanged herself with her veil which is similar to how Jocasta, her mother, died. Haemon

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    tragedy, Antigone, the play unfolds by Antigone obeying the laws of the gods, instead of the law of the city. This tragedy incorporates the main recurring themes of pride, justice, and fate. Enraged by the idea that she cannot bury her brother, Polynices, Antigone goes against Creon and does what she feels is just and right by her brother. Antigone’s decision to follow the god’s law is the correct one based on moral thought. Antigone not only did right by her brother’s death, but followed her decision

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    Dylan Madden Word Count: 508 Sophocles’ Antigone Response 6 September 2017 Before her story, Antigone’s brother Polynices, who led the armies of Argos to an unsuccessful attack which killed him and her other brother Eteocles, was considered a traitor by the new king of Thebes, Creon. Because of his actions, Creon didn’t want to bury his body however, Polynices sister Antigone saw his unburied corpse to be an offense not only to the gods but the fact that her brother to not be buried led

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    Aristotle describes a tragic hero as a man or woman of high standing who is capable of great suffering. He or she possesses many good qualities, but displays a single, fatal, character flaw which results in the character's downfall. Because of Aristotle's definition, Antigone would be considered a tragic hero. Antigone is a tragic hero first because of her high standing. She is the daughter of Oedipus and a princess of Thebes. Even after her father's death, she was still part of Theban royalty

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    given an honorable burial and remembered pleasantly. Polynices, however, Antigone and Ismene’s other brother, was considered a traitor and condemned to a dishonorable death with no legal burial. Antigone and Ismene face challenges, mainly because of their contradictory beliefs, regarding the death of their family members, namely Polynices. In Sophocles’s Antigone, the two daughters of Oedipus, Antigone

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    “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” said historian Lord Acton. In Sophocles’ Antigone, Oedipus the King of Thebes newly departs after disgracing his people, and his successors to the throne, Polynices and Eteocles die in battle, thus leaving his brother Creon to inherit his throne. From the beginning, Creon uses his newfound power to impose excessive punishments against not only the people of Thebes, but also his family. As a result, the Thebans recognize his abuse of

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    believed he deserved a proper burial. Ismene, Antigones sister refused to help her her. Antigone went to Polyneices dead body alone and covered him with dirt. The guards vigilantly watched for the person that had disobeyed the kings orders and berried Polynices.

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    When you are a part of a family there is an unbreakable bond between you and your family members. A sense of duty and responsibility to care for one another, watch out for one another, and never ever turn your back on your family no matter what. In Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, “Antigone” Antigone is the family member that has been given the choice, to be loyal to her family and what she feels is right or submit to the laws of the state and go against everything that she holds dear. Antigone is a tragic

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    In literature, a symbol has a variety of meanings the actions of these characters of course have an affect on that characters symbol. Haemon’s symbol may definitely be a heart since he not only showed compassion and sympathy for his father Creon, Haemon also died for his beloved Antigone. A heart is something of value and Haemon precisely fits this symbol throughout the book. Another symbol that could be presented is a hammer not just any hammer but those that are used in court. Justice and laws

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    In the play "Antigone" by Sophocles, Antigone rightfully decides to bury her brother, Polynices, but when the king, Creon, finds out, she does not repent for her actions. She is a woman that stands for what she thinks is right, which in this case is that Creon is wrong for condemning the burial of her brother. She shows braveness with her actions because not all people have the courage to risk their own lives so that their brother can rest in peace. For instance, Ismene states "What? You 'd bury

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    Creon Characteristics

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    Creon; King of Thebes and brother of Jocasta who is given the throne after the death of the two brothers, Polynices and Eteocles, who died in a war against each other. Creon is a character from the Tragic play “Antigone” which was written by playwright Sophocles. Though it may seem that Creon is the antagonist of the play, he would be considered the tragic hero because he displays many of the characteristics of one.     Creon is a stubborn character who is disrespectful towards the natural order

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    a smaller section of the connected series depicting the events following Antigone’s burying of her brother. In this particular episode, Creon has just told the guards to take Antigone away to her tomb as punishment for her burying of her brother Polynices. Antigone gives her defenses as to why she was so adamant on burying her brother, and the chorus intervenes at some points in her monologue. In her monologue, Antigone says her farewell to the people of Thebes as she is dragged off to her tomb. The

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