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  • Antigone And Creon
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    In Ancient Greece, new ideals surfaced as answers to life's complicated questions. These new beliefs were centered around the expanding field of science. Man was focused on more than the Gods or heavenly concerns. A government that was ruled by the people was suggested as opposed to a monarchy that had existed for many years. Freedom of religion was encouraged to be exercised in city-states. These new ideals, though good in intentions, often conflicted with each other creating complex moral dile...
  • Creon's And Antigone's Views
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    Sophocles' play "Antigone" illustrates the conflict between obeying human and divine law. The play opens after Oedipus' two sons Eteocles and Polyneices have killed each other in a civil war for the throne of Thebes. Oedipus' brother in law Creon then assumes the throne. He dictates that Eteocles shall receive a state funeral and honors, while Polyneices shall be left in the streets to rot away. Creon believes that Polyneices' body shall be condemned to this because of his civil disobedience and...
  • Dawson And Downy
    1,117 words
    It is not uncommon for the Civil Law to conflict with Honor. This means that the laws of people, jobs, countries, and duties usually establish a problem with the glory, or respect of people and their self-will, because there are different views of something on each side. This statement is true because many aspects of life involve standing up for what you believe in, while going against the laws of what you have to follow, even though the civil people don't have any patience for any excuses. In t...
  • Antigone And Creon
    889 words
    ... er in the play who walks into her fate with her eyes open all along the way" (Classic Notes: Themes). The unities of time, place and action are key elements of the form of tragedy. "action may be though [t] of simply as motive or 'movement of spirit'... The action in Antigone is 'preserve rightness and order in Thebes'. Antigone is a strange case because the 'movement-of-spirit' arguably comes form two directions: Antigone and Creon are both championing what is right, but they define rightne...
  • Only Son Of Creon
    639 words
    Antigone Antigone and Ismene are sisters. They have two brothers who just killed each other and both died. Creon, whos very powerful, honored one and dishonored the other. The dishonored brother being left outside, unburied, and prohibited anyone to cry or sympathetic on the dead body. Antigone who came from a loyal family could not stand to see her brother died unburied, so she asked her sister to go with her to steal and bury the brother-body. Unwillingly, Ismeneaffrighted of the law and did n...

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