ANTIGONE: a study of moral influences in society.

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Who is to say, though, whether her morals are more acceptable than Creon's? We are led to believe that she is in the right, but strategically, Sophocles created a circle of disapproval and hatred of Antigone around her, representing the common feelings of women going against the grain at that time. Sophocles' portrayal of normal behavior of women in this period is backed by his characterization methods...
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Antigone's own sister, Ismene, is taken aback that Antigone would dare go against the King's decree. Demeaning herself even further, she says in conversation, "I am too weak [to act against the city's will]" (Sophocles 79). It is this opening dialogue that limits the direction our main character can go to achieve her goal...
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