Antigone Pov

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In the reading of Antigone, there is conflict of whether or not people should be true to their morals and religions or to state and government. There is a disagreement between Antigone and her uncle Creon, the king of Thebes. Antigone’s two blood brothers fought on opposite sides of war killing each other. One was to be buried with honor while the other left out as food for scavengers and dogs. This was a law set by Creon, the king of Thebes, and was to not be broken. Antigone sides with her morals and religion. She states in Antigone, “I will bury him myself. And even if I die in the act, my death will be a glory (955).” She feels it is right to bury her brother whether it is against the law or not. She is willing to die in the process of doing what she believes is right and is determined not to let anyone or anything get in her way of doing so. She is very prideful in her decision to bury her brother and looks at is as a glory in favor to her family and the gods. She is a brave and strong woman. Creon, on the other hand, believes in state and government. He shows this by saying, “Never! Sister’s child or closer in blood than all my family clustered at my alter worshiping Guardian Zeus- she’ll never escape, she and her blood sister, the most barbaric death (969).” This shows that he does not care how close anyone is to him, related or not, nobody comes before the laws or the city. He shows no mercy on his niece for burying her blood brother, but instead sentences her and her sister to death. He has no shame or regret in his harsh punishment for law breakers. His whole goal is to keep order and make sure all laws set by him are followed by everyone. I believe that Antigone is more justified in her reasoning. To me no state or law is more important than my family and the God I serve. I would have done the same thing in her position with no hesitation. I completely disagree with Creon and think he has some serious problems. He says that money corrupts people and...
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