Antigone Essay

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Death does Miraculous Things to Family Disgrace, dishonesty, nobility, and allegiance create chaos within oneself only to obliterate those around them. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon’s mentality creates chaos to those who are out of breath and those who can still laboriously gasp for air. He attempts to modify the way things are and done in order to feel superior and intellectual around others. He doesn’t want to bury Antigone’s brother Polynices, because Creon thinks that he doesn’t deserve to live and creates a feud with his son because of Antigone’s punishment, therefore causing tension with his wife Eurydice. Creon causes a chain of deaths with Antigone, Haemon and Eurydice with the decisions he makes towards Antigone. Creon learns that when you light a fire you end up with the ashes. In the play Antigone Creon does not want to bury Antigone’s brother who is a child of Creon’s brother Oedipus. She wants to bury Polynices because it is a sign of respect to the dead. Creon had a good relationship with Antigone when her father Oedipus died, but things change when both of her brothers die and Creon decides to bury only one of them. Creon refuses to dispose of Polynices’ properly. Antigone believes strongly in the afterlife that she does what she thinks is right. When Creon finds out that his niece has buried her brother he is infuriated. She thinks that people need to respect the dead, and since she sees no one acknowledging this she considers herself dead because she did what no other person thought of doing. Antigone knows that Creon knows what she has done and states, “I gave myself to death, long ago, so I might serve the dead.” Her brother not being buried changes the relationship she has with her uncle because her uncle now wants her to suffer and to e tormented for something she thought was right. Anti gone dies because she kills herself in a

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