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Kaitlyn Davis Gilli-Elwy IGE 121 9:15-10:20 February 14, 2007 Antigone This story is about tragedy, pride, and morals. Antigone was the sister of Ismene, her sister, and Polyneices and Eteocles, her two brothers. Her brothers were involved in a war, where each one was on one side. They both died, and because of the “cities” views Eteocles was to be properly buried and everything, when Polyneices was to be laid to out to rot. Antigone felt this was wrong because both her brothers deserved proper burials. The problem was that who ever tried to bury him will be punished. Antigone was determined to follow her moral values and stand up against her king and asked Ismene to help her out. Her sister back out on her, yet when Antigone confessed Ismene also stepped forward because she did not want her sister to receive the entire blame. The king, Creon, sentenced them to jail. Now Creon’s son was engaged to Antigone and pleaded with him to release her. Creon refused. In the end, Creon was advised to let Antigone go and bury Polyneices or he will lose a child. He becomes fearful of this and buries
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