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Harm from Antigone's Disobedience

Summary: In Sophocles's "Antigone," it's easy to portray Antigone as a hero and a martyr, but her violation of the law led to citizens' disrespect for the law and disrupted public peace. By burying her brother, she undermined the strong religious beliefs that she held in high esteem.
The title character in the play Antigone is often portrayed as the hero of the play for carrying out familial obligations to her dead brother, Polyneices. In the play, Antigone's actions lead to a series of events that not only disrupted public good but also undermined the authority of ruler in the land. For his traitorous actions against his homeland, King Creon did not allow Polyneices, one of two brothers, the proper burial rights that one was given in those days ancient Greece. This was just because King Creon was not able to punish his betrayal of his homeland while he lived. The only way left to punish the treachery of Polyneices was to deny him entrance into the underworld and King Creon was within his right to do so.

However, Antigone saw fit to ignore the order of the ruler of the land and bury...

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