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Surname1 Subject Professor’s Name Student’s Name Affiliation Date Sophocles Introduction The theme of conflict is one of the major ones in Sophocles’ play. Antigone is the protagonist in the play. She is the sister to Ismene, Eteocles, and polyneices. Her two brothers murdered each other during a war and the King, Creon, and her Uncle gave an order that Eteocles is to be given a befitting burial while Polyneices body is to be abandoned. This is the primary cause of conflict between Antigone and Creon. On the other hand, Creon is the king of Thebes city. Creon considers Polyneices to be a traitor and therefore cannot be given a proper burial. Most of the themes in the play are similar to many contemporary issues. Issues of conflict between King Creon and Antigone There are different critical issues of conflict between King Creon and Antigone. One of the major issues is the decision made by Antigone to give a befitting burial to her brother Polyneices. When Eteocles and Polyneices killed each other during the war, the king declared that no one in the city should attempt to bury Polyneices because he was a traitor. ‘… Banished man…….no man shall bury, none should wail for him…….his body shall be left to be devoured
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