Antigone Essay | Importance of Family and Promises in Antigone

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Importance of Family and Promises in Antigone

Summary: One important aspect of the story Antigone is the importance placed on family; Antigone's rebellion against Creon's orders by giving her late brother Polyneices a funeral with military honors shows that she valued family more than anything else, even the law. Although family is not taken very seriously in today's society, it is no less important to keep one's promises, especially to family; Antigone's actions serve as a special example of that.
Importance of the family and promises in Antigone

In the first lines of Antigone, you can sense the importance of family in the ancient times. Antigone is willing to sacrifice her life for giving his brother, Polyneices, a soldier's funeral, with military honors, like her other brother, Eteocles had. This rebellion of Antigone shows that family is more important than everything, even more important than law. Antigone loved her brothers and she wanted both to die with dignity. She knew that Creon was doing wrong by giving preference to Eteocles. Antigone's beliefs were so strong that she went against Creon's orders.

Ismene, Antigone's sister, thought that she was mad. Although she loved her brothers very much, she knew that disobeying Creon's rules was going to bring consequences.

I wanted to reflect about this special part in Antigone because nowadays family is not taken...

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