character and conflict study of the play Antigone by Sophocles

Character and conflict study of the play Antigone by Sophocles

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character and conflict study of the play Antigone by Sophocles. Antigone, by the Greek playwright Sophocles, a tragedy about a conflict between the law of Creon and the law of the gods. When Polynices leads an army against the city of Thebes, his brother Eteocles, king of Thebes, raises an army to defend the city. When they are both killed in battle, their uncle Creon (now king of Thebes) allows Eteocles to receive a proper burial o he makes a law that anyone who attempts to bury the body of the Polynices shall be put to death. o Antigone defies Creon’s order, saying that she is honoring the law of the gods by burying Polynices. She says that the law of the gods comes before the law of man. Angry at Antigone’s defiance, Creon has her thrown in a cave. After he does this several tragic occurrences befall Creon’s family (his wife Eurydice, his son Haemon, and Antigone all kill themselves in the end). Antigone shows the conflict between the law of Creon, the main character of the play, and the law of the gods.
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