Antigone 4 - being queen she took that decision We can also...

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Antigone – a clear evidence of how state administration worked in ancient Greece in the 5 th Century BCE. This play gives us an idea of the role of women during those days and how the society saw them as. Also, if we see the laws – one gets an idea that no was spared. Everyone was treated the same atleast during punishments. This play shows us the power of women. They were able to take military charge and could go extreme to achieve their goals. They challenged other Kings and went at war. Greek women did not care about consequences and just made their own decisions. They did not fear dying. But not all were of the same kind. They were also a few that feared death but still did deeds which could have caused they their life. Ismene was scared to die but still helped Antigone to carry out the deed of burying their brother and giving him the rites and rituals he deserved. Haemon’s mother did not fear death and killed herself after knowing the death of her son. Even
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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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