Antigone vs Kreon

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Philosophy

 

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Ruby F

 

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January 23, 2014

 

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University

 

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I think that if the context of the play is taken into consideration then Antigone's actions were justified as she was only fulfilling her duty while Kreon was just trying to assert his dominance early in his rule. The city Thebes has just recovered from a civil war during which two brothers Eteokles and Polyneces fought against each other to see who would become king and rule the city...
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After they were killed Kreon became king and he declared that Eteokles would be given a proper burial but Polyneces would not be honoured as he was considered to be a traitor. It was this action that prompted Antigone to confront her sister in the opening lines of the play. On being ignored by Ismene she says, "Yes, bury my own brother-and yours too-if you're not willing...
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