Antigone Killer

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Isaac Velasquez Mr. Hawkins English CP2 5/14/12 Antigone’s killer or killers The story of Antigone is one of a sister who suicides herself after being punished for breaking a unjust law. There are many questions of whose fault it is that Antigone ended her life? But the fault is not only one person it depends on many. Antigone’s death depended on many factors, but mostly by the actions or inactions committed by Ismene, Creon, and Antigone herself. Ismene’s inaction to react to the situation she is put through by her sister contributed to Antigone’s death. For example as Ismene and Antigone argue over whether or not to break the law to bury her brother Ismene admits, “Antigone, I am so afraid for you”. This shows how her fear of the…show more content…
While arguing with Ismene Antigone admits, “…But I will bury him; and if I must die, I say that crime is holy: I shall lie down with him in death, and I shall be as dear to him as he to me”. This shows Antigone’s own willingness to die without remorse over her actions and how prepared she is for her death. Another phrase stated by Antigone that reveals more insight on herself is, “Not, Ismene you have no right to say so. You would not help me, and I will not have you help me”. This demonstrates how her determination and pride to commit the crime helped her do it and not really feel any remorse for her actions. Antigone made many decisions the assisted on her own down fall. Without the actions or inactions of all of these characters Antigone’s death may have been avoided or even prevented. In many situations there are many choices but there are some that are more important than others and the actions we choose to make have a huge effect on not only you but even the people round you. Without these actions there will be no change and if they chose to make better actions they may have had the chance to save Antigone from

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