antigone 2 - Antigone portrays many themes which one can...

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Antigone – portrays many themes which one can relate in day-to-day life. This play also depicts the love of family during those days, also it depicts the male dominancy and how the order of the King were to be treated as laws. Even though, a victim be a heir to the throne, after his death, the King can order his corpse to be eaten by animals. This, play gives us an idea of how lives of people were during those days and can connect to it through the text given to us. Antigone went on going against state laws and buried her brother. Loyalty to state was to be given more than to family which Antigone certainly did not follow and the result was she was sentenced to death. But if we analyse critically – men wanted power no matter how exreme they had to go even killing their own brothers but women favored family bonds. We have seen that bond favoring at couple of times in this play. First – Antigone goes and buries her brother knowing that her act would mean a death punishment. Ismene, scared to carry out the act as she
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2011 for the course UGC 111 taught by Professor Bono during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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