There has just been a war between Antigone's two brothers about who is to rule Thebes. Both of Antigone’s brothers died, but Creon left the brother who attacked Thebes, Polyneices, unburied as a form of punishment. Antigone went against Creon’s orders and buried him anyway. As punishment, Creon then sentenced her to death. Haimon, Creon’s son and Antigone’s fiancé pleaded for Antigone to be pardoned, but Creon did not abide to his son’s request.
Sample Legal Brief Citation: Kreon vs. Antigone Facts: Kreon, uncle of Antigone, who is now the king of Thebes, the very moment he became the ruler he pronounced to follow Thebes’s death rule of burying his own nephews. He proclaimed and was honored to bury Eteokies because he wanted to fight for the city, but he forbids to have a burial ceremony for Polyneikes because Polyneikes was the one that wanted to destroy the city Thebes, and Kreon did not like the fact someone like him wanted to destroy his own city. Antigone in the other hand, is the very opposite of her uncle, she declares to bury her own brother. Antigone does not care what will happen to her. She is eager to break the rules of Thebes for her own brother.
The Coward Oedipus Is “A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit”. This quote by Thomas Jefferson portrays Oedipus because throughout ‘Oedipus Rex’ he quarrels with everybody about he truth and becomes blind to it. By blinding himself Oedipus becomes a coward because he doesn’t want to face his crimes. It all started when Oedipus hears a dreadful prophecy that he will murder his father and sleep with his mother. He leaves Corinth and travels to Thebes, and on the way he unknowingly kills his father during a quarrel.
Now because of his stubbornness he wants to kill her and her sister that is not even involved. This king has no compassion or heart, and has no problem executing his own family if he feels the need to. Creon’s own son does not agree with this decision and continues to state that “The people feel sorry for Antigone. / They say it isn’t equitable she must die / A Horrible death for such a noble action” (Sophocles 18). The
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 cave she can’t escape from. She hung herself and the first person to realize she was dead is Creon’s son Haemon. Haemon was devastated and wanted to kill the person responsible and he felt that there wasn’t a force on the planet that could stop him. Creon is told by Tiresias that if he doesn’t change the way he is bad things are going to happen.
Creon prevents the people in Thebes to bury Polynices by saying that anyone who tries to bury him will be sentenced to death. This law may be harsh, but Polynices is a traitor who attacks his homeland. Creon makes no exceptions to the rule even when he realizes Antigone, his niece, tries to bury Polynices. It is easy for Creon to let Antigone get away with her crime, but he does what he thinks is right by starving Antigone. If he lets Antigone get away with burying her brother, it will make him seem weak, and the government corrupt.
Oedipus killed his father and married his mother. They had four children whom they named Polynices, Eteocles, Antigone and Ismene. In the play of Antigone, by Sophocles, Antigone is a woman who goes through many troubles because she buried her brother in honor of the gods. Her brothers, Polynices and Eteocles, made arrangements to share the throne. They agreed to take a one-year reign each.
Polyneices betrays his kingdom and dies killing his brother. According to Greek mythology, if someone is not buried properly, then that person will not be able to rest peacefully in the afterlife. Antigone, sister of Polyneices and Eteocles, betrays Creon and properly buries Polyneices. When he learns of her betrayal, he orders
Antigone comes from a very twisted lineage. Her father, Oedipus, killed his own father and married his own mother, Jocasta. He proceeded to kill himself and leave the throne to his two sons to fight for. Already, Antigone was in a difficult place, being her two brothers were fighting to the death to rule Thebes. After they both died, Creon took the throne.
Humartia for the greeks meant an error, an unintentional sin or a tragic fault, something that will not go as planned. Give a brief summary of the work and explain the more immediate context leading into the particular statement you are using as an example. In this tragedy we see a family that is involved with law of the state, a uncle that arrests his niece that end up killing herself and being her cousins lover. In the furthest corner of the tomb we saw Antigone hanging by the neck Here is when Antigone is found dead, her uncle sends the guards to kill her but the tragedy is already done. We can see that the plans from the King, Antigone's uncle did not succeed and besides that it was a huge tragedy with lots of unexpected happening which links it to the concept of