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Essay heading: Antigone...hero Or Fool?
 
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Creon finds out about the burial and in order to have credibilty with the citizens of Thebes he must follow through with the punishment as set forth in his proclamation. Antigone and her sister Ismene are placed in a cave and heavily guarded. They faced "stoning to death in the public square." (Prologue, line 25)...
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They faced "stoning to death in the public square." (Prologue, line 25). Antigone's second display of headstrong behavior is when she decides to kill herself in the cave, therefore robbing Creon of the satisfaction of completing this deed. All of Thebes sympathizes with Antigone because not only has she lost her mother, father, and two brothers, but also her one act, has sentenced her sister Ismene and herself to death...
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