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  • Antigone On The Other Hand
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    Antigone, a play written by Sophocles, became a classic due to its timeless subject matter. In this play, the Greek dramatist reflected mainly on civil disobedience. Antigone believes in individual rights over state rights. Creon, however, strongly believes in putting state over religion. The play not only revolves on these two political and religious issues, but it also deals with the battle of the sexes. The play is about a strong-willed woman, Antigone, defying the laws of a proud king, Creon...
  • Polynices Brother To Antigone And Ismene
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    Antigone and Ismene; sisters torn by family and state. Ismene, fearing her life and the diction of the state flees from her family values. Antigone, with great courage and bound by a strong love opposes the state to stand for what she believes is right. Not that Ismene is wrong, but Antigone holds true to her values to the very end. The situation arises when Polynices brother to Antigone and Ismene participates in a strike against the state. Polynices, dying in battle was denied proper burial ri...
  • Sacrifices For The People
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    Life's many ups and downs leads to many options There are many decisions you will need to make in life. Decisions such as deciding whether or not to make a sacrifice for someone. Every day there are many sacrifices being made. In fact life requires sacrifices to be made. Sacrifices such as dying for someone or choosing something instead of another. People also make sacrifices for what they believe in such as their beliefs or religion. Many people choose to make sacrifices for the people they lov...
  • Sophocles Antigone The Hero
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    Heroes come in many forms. Some immense in size and strength as Hercules, some in the form of people that are shunned, such as Harriet Tubman, and some that are only valorous heroes to some, such as Kurt Cobain. These heroes have many characteristics that make people flock to their side and follow them without a moment of hesitation. In Sophocles' Antigone the hero is a women who believes in her heart far stronger than that of her leader's rule. Sophocles shows many of Antigone's characteristics...
  • End Antigone And Creon
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    The Power of Choice Choices affect all of our lives. We are always faced with choices. What we do with those choices will determine how are lives will turn out, what destiny lies before us and even what will become of us. The choices we make are in our complete control. Whether we make choices during the heat of the moment or with an open mind there are going to be consequences that follow whether good or bad are can only be blamed on us. Sophocles's Antigone portrays human emotions and conseque...
  • Sophocles Antigone The Hero
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    Antigone: A Tragic Hero Heroes come in many forms. Some such as immense in size and strength as Hercules, some in the form of people that are shunned upon, such as Harriet Tubman, and some that are only valorous heroes to some, such as Kurt Cobain. These heroes have many characteristics that make people flock to their side and follow them without a thought of hesitation. In Sophocles' Antigone the hero is a women that believes in her heart far stronger than that of her leader's rule. This brings...
  • Positive Law And The Natural Law Philosophies
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    4/24/00 English Antigone John Conor Dixon 4/24/00 English 562 Essay #1 Positive Law vs. Natural Law "Do what you believe is right. ' This is a phrase common to us all, brought to our attention by parents, reinforced by teachers, and preached by leaders. But how does one define what is right? Is it what we believe in our hearts, or is it what we know is acceptable? This is a predominant dilemma that can be traced throughout society, and is the main focal point of Sophocles' play Antigone. Written...
  • Antigone's Act
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    In the story, Antigone, by Sophocles, the character Antigone goes against the king because of her own beliefs and values, this is what makes her human. She speaks out and protests to the king and his guards. She believes that the law is unjust, that her brother deserves a fair burial, and that the rules of the gods go before the rules of man. She stands up for what she believes in, even though she knows it will result in death. She is able to think for herself, which gives her, her own personali...

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