Antigone Character Analysis

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Maria Gonzalez Mrs. Vazquezbello AP/IB English III 05 February 2010 Character Analysis Antigone: Dying with Honor In his book Antigone , Sophocles portrays Antigone as a strong willed, dependent woman who struggles and fights for what she believes is ethically correct. Upon learning of her brother, Polynices’s disrespectful and miserable future, she plans to provide him with an honorable death by burying him. She states, “Look, will you join me? Will you work with me?” (Sophocles 2). Despite being aware of the barbaric fate of the person who does not follow the rules announced by Creon, she still wants to “bury him…Against the proclamation” (Sophocles 2). She portrays her thoughts of why it is morally correct to bury her brother, when she replies to Ismene, “My own brother And yours I will! If you will not [bury Polynices], I will; I shall not prove disloyal” (Sophocles 2). Sophocles portrays Antigone’s strength and her strong will to complete the tasks that she feels are morally correct, when Antigone states, “I shall meet with nothing More
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