Comparing Plato's Symposium And Sophocles Antigone

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Kyle Hartigan Professor Mahoney Development of Western Civilization 16 November 2015 Symposium Vs. Antigone In Ancient Greek Cultures a Popular topic of discussion concerned love and people's opinions on love for the search of the true answer. There are multiple different types of love such as love for one's family, love for another person, love for the gods and love for one's city. In Plato's Symposium and Sophocles Antigone address, multiple types of love one may have. Love can be compared with the good life one may experience. The good life is "a life abounding in material comforts and luxuries" or "a life lived according to the moral and religious laws of one culture ( love can be experienced anywhere and can be experienced in a countless number of ways some good some bad but it makes you happy. Love can be found very in the universe, one's search for love may not be beautiful not goof but the individual will feel fulfilled in the end, Antigone searched for her brother whom she loved to give him a proper burial but in order to accomplish this she had to go against the laws of the city which is not a good thing to do. In Plato's Symposium, there is a dialogue concerning everyone's opinion of love. The love discussed is the topic of love for another man. There are two different types of…show more content…
He wants his city to be respected to the fullest even if that means going against the law of the gods. Creon strongly believes that there is no greater crime one can commit then causing anarchy (sophocles 94). He states, "Never at my hands will the traitor be honored above the patriot. But whoever proves his loyalty to the state I'll prize that man in death as well as life" (sophocles 68). Since Creon will not allow a man in his city to be buried he is disobeying the gods and putting his city before the gods and the gods will punish Creon in the

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