Compare And Contrast Antigone And Creon

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Ever been dawned upon for something that you had the right to do? Two brothers are on opposite sides of the Thebes civil war and kill each other. Creon, the new ruler of Thebes commands that one brother be honored and the other not, meaning he can not be buried with the holy rites. The oldest sister, Antigone, who happens to be engaged to Creon's son, wants to bury her disgraced brother, against the law, and tries to get her sister (Ismene) to help, but she refuses to.When Antigone buries her brother, she get caught. Her sister pretends that she helped because she wants to die with her sister, as that would be the punishment, but Antigone will not let her. Antigone's fiance (Creon's son) tries to convince his father to spare Antigone, but Creon will not and his son vows never to see his father again. The sister is spared, but Antigone is sentenced to be buried alive. A blind prophet warns Creon that the gods are siding with Antigone and that Creon will lose his children for not burying the brother and killing Antigone, and Creon finally agrees to right his mistakes, only to find out that his son and Antigone have both killed themselves, and upon hearing the news, Creon's wife kills herself. Creon simply made his best decision, and that decision was with in his right to…show more content…
It is Creon against whom he bends the rules. Again, assuming Antigone is a male instead, are her or his actions noble or adventuresome, and immature? While externally it appears noble to risk death for a principle. Much is made of Creon sentencing his own son's fiance to death, did she not by her adventuresome, automatic response sentence herself? Where is her consideration for her husband to be? Her actions seem motivated as much by a personal want for arrogance, than for moral principle. She will die on her sword, no matter this issue or another. She seems an overly enthusiastic of the highest

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