Law

Antigony

His Creon is really a dramatic character.The plot of the play is simple. Events take place in Thebes, in front of the royal palace. First, we learn the tragic fate of Oedipus’ children. His two sons have slaughtered each other struggling for the crown. Creon, the ruler of the state, issues the law ordering to bury Eteocles, who perished in the fight to save our city, the best and bravest of our spearmen with all those purifying rituals which accompany the noblest corpses, as they move below, while Polyneices, who returned from exile, eager to wipe out in all-consuming firehis ancestral city and its native gods, keen to seize upon his family’s bloodand lead men into slavery is to have no burial mound, no funeral rites, and no lament. He is to be left unburied with his body left for birds and dogs to eat [190-200]. However, this proclamation contradicts all the traditions prescribed by gods and minded by people for many centuries. Antigone, Oedipus’ daughter and Polynecies sister, is going to bury the brother. Sophocles’ Antigone is ruled by the laws set by gods. As she explains her firm decision to Creon: sent no such laws for men. I did not think where they first appeared. So I did not mean anything which you proclaimed strong enough to let a fear of any human willCreon is outraged that someone has dared to disobey him. Most of all, he is irritated by the fact that this person is a woman. He feels insulted and, blinded with his pride and rage, is not able to hear any advice given to him by his environment. Hesentences Antigone to being buried alive in a cavern, notwithstanding the fact that she is his son’s (Haemon) bride. Haemon’s attempts to bring his father to reason result in even stronger rage of Creon. The end is tragic. Creon

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