Antigone Essay | Antigone: a Heroic Figure

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Antigone: a Heroic Figure

Summary: Describes how Antigone is a heroic figure in the play.
No one wants to witness their siblings deceased. One buried with military honors, and the other left unburied to rot. In the Sophoclean tragedy Antigone, the reader observes an admirable woman risk her life for what she believes. Antigone, a heroic figure adamantly stands against the king and does not let an unjust law stand in her way of what she consciously believes is morally correct.

Early in the play, Antigone shows her heroic characteristics by demonstrating great bravery. The first example of her bravery is shown when Antigone speaks to her sister, "Creon has sworn no man shall burry him, no one shall morn," "the penalty stoning to death in the public square." "I am going to burry him"(Prologue, 19-24,31). Antigone is not willing to let her uncle, the King of Thebes, desecrate her brother's body. Aware of the consequences Antigone feels compelled to...

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