Antigone Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Antigone.
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Antigone: Morally in the Right

Summary: An essay written with the argument that the character of Antigone in the novel "Antigone" by Sophocles was morally in the right.
The Greek tragedy Antigone, by Sophocles, arises questions among critics on which of his characters was truly in the right. King Creon and Antigone both retain different views on the burial of her brother, Polynieces. Creon regards Polynieces as a traitor to the country and orders him not be buried, but Antigone, out of her love for him, buries him anyway so that he may rest peace during his afterlife. As a result, Creon sentences her to death for defying him. Antigone sacrifices her own self for her dead brother, while Creon sacrifices Antigone for the self-interest of upholding his own image, putting him in the wrong.

Although it may appear that Antigone was wrong for undermining Creon's authority, she actually possesses the right intentions. Antigone worries more about her brother's fate than her own. She believes not having a proper burial constantly torments his...

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