Antigone Theme Of Justice Essay

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Antigone Paideia 9/11/09 Justice The definition of justice is the quality of being morally right. In the play “Antigone” there are many questions of justice. Whether or not Antigone or Creon was being just is one of the arguments. I believe that Antigone was being just based on the definition of being morally right. This is because Creon did not care about morals he wanted to add insult to injury by not burying Polyneices. In our society today we have a fairly good justice system. A group of intelligent people vote on the laws that need to be held up instead of one dictator making the laws that he chooses. Also, if there is ever a question of justice the people who made the laws do not make the punishment or decide whether…show more content…
He is the ruler of a state and is trying to protect his state and his people. By doing what he did he may have struck fear in the eyes of other potential enemies. Also, Creon did not see the point of burying not only his enemies but a traitor to his state. He thought that Polyneices did not deserve a burial because of what he did. While I can understand this it is still wrong. According to the god’s laws everybody deserves a proper burial otherwise there spirit wanders the earth aimlessly instead of going to be with the gods. Creon also did not realize that because of Polyneices’ marriage he did not have a choice. Creon thought that he was upholding justice but it was Antigone who was really upholding an injustice that was done to her brother and the gods. Antigone, crazy as she might be, was sticking up for the people that are ruled unjustly by a leader who becomes corrupt with power. This statement is especially true for women. “And so, we must stand up for law and order, not let ourselves be bested by a woman. If yield we must then let us yield to a man.” (Sophocles Line 660). Creon said himself that if it were a man that he would’ve yielded but because it was a woman he could not do

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