Morality In Sophocles Antigone

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Morality is concerned with the theory of right and wrong characteristics or good and bad behaviors; its role can shape an individual’s personality which can affect his or her call of action. It is only natural that we should have some kind of moral laws since our experiences are dwelled from our sense of duty and physical forces. It’s an aspect in humanity which helps them make rational decisions and it also serves as guidance for mere goodness. Our existence defines who we are as an individual because of our values that help us see past our wrongdoing and helps improve our future. This can be seen in Sophocles’ story of “Antigone,” Antigone’s character portrays a strong individual who is loyal and values her family more than the society. This tragic heroic story demonstrates the …show more content…
King Oedipus, Antigone’s father gauged his very own eyes when he found out that his wife is his mother, and her beloved brothers: Eteocles and Polynices, who killed each other in combat for the throne of Thebes. Ideally, royalty problems are kept behind closed doors; they have responsibilities and they should be cautious of their single movement or action. On the contrary, her flesh and blood family is not the typical royal family they should be in the eyes of the public. However, her father, mother, brother Eteocles, and her ancestors, all their deaths was granted with grace to be happy in the afterlife. She couldn’t allow Polynices to be left out of the family’s happy underworld union, the family is stronger together than separated. Despite the fact that there is no private disgrace for her family, Antigone’s goodwill and her traditional beliefs gave her the courage to fight for her rights and does a rightful

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