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Antigone Paper - Michael Bustin Prof Dandoff POL 201...

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Michael Bustin Prof. Dandoff POL 201 2/1/10 Antigone: A Non-Political Rebel The statement, “Antigone is not a model citizen, because she refuses to get fully involved in political right” is wrong in a couple of different ways. In the play Antigone by Sophocles, a young woman named Antigone defies the order casted upon from the Greek King Creon not to bury her brother. Creon sentences her to death and in turn the common people become agitated by Creon’s authoritative rule. Though one could say that this is an example of Antigone getting into the political light, it can’t be forgotten why Antigone defied Creon’s orders in the first place. Though it seems that Antigone may have went against Creon’s order to prove a point or to rally supporters against Creon, however this is not true. Antigone decided to risk her life because she believed that her brother deserved a proper and respectful burial instead of having his corpse rot above ground. Her actions neither were nor derived from her own political desires, nor were they to incite a revolt against Creon.
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