Theme Of Morality In Antigone

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Although to some people, morality might seem like the best option, one person’s morality isn’t usually the same to everyone else’s. Laws are set to be right and just to every person regardless of their different morality.. In Antigone, King Kreon had a different idea as to what should be done with Polyneices’ body and Antigone, his son and the people of Thebes had told him to follow the laws of the God’s. When King Kreon decides to disobey the laws the gods have set, he lost his family and learned that following laws is more important than his personal morality. Even those who decide to go against law and believe more in their personal morality are punished nowadays, that’s why prisons exist. Laws are also set to be applied equally to everyone,

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