Unformatted text preview: being queen, she took that decision. We can also relate to the Hammurabi’s code of laws to the laws portrayed in Antigone. Death was the punishment in almost cases. In addition, Creon wanted to kill the going-to-be wife of his son and his own daughter-in-law. Not because he did not want them to die – but because she committed a crime in his state. Also, Creon was related to Antigone. He was her uncle but he was rigid about sparing Antigone her life for what she had done. Also, Antigone was to be buried alive live in the wall – which means her death had to be a torture for her. In Hammurabi’s code of laws too women had to be thrown alive in the water, people had their body parts cut and some were burnt. This shows the brutality of laws during those days. In the end, we can connect to how Antigone depicts a lot of information of those early days. We can connect it to Spodek’s text as well as the previous Primary Source Readings....
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- Fall '08
- Antigone (The Oedipus Plays), Antigone, Creon, Haemon