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Antigone


            Antigone's character is that of being her own person and is of moral character.
             wants justice to be served upon everyone. When her brothers died in battle it was.
             decided that Polynices would not be buried because he was considered a traitor to the.
             city of Thebes. Antigone wanted to defy the law and proceed to do so anyway. She was.
             talking to her sister, Ismene, about it and Ismene had a very interesting comment. .
             "Remember we are women, we"re not born to contend with men (74)." In the early days.
             of civilization women were thought as not to disobey their men's orders. If they did,.
             consequences were to be served. Ismene realized this and she feared for her own self .
             Hopf 3.
             well-being, while Antigone challenged male authority. Antigone knew of the.
             consequences, but wanted to test Creon to see if he would truly go through with his.
             punishments. Another part of the story where a good quote was said was during the.
             argument that Creon had with his son, Haemon. Creon told Haemon of what his future.
             wife, Antigone, committed and Haemon wasn't too fond of the consequences Creon had.
             set. Creon said, " I do believe, you are fighting on her side, the woman's side." Haemon.
             replied, "If you are a woman, yes; my concern is all for you (825)." This conversation.
             led me to believe that Haemon doesn't believe in the stereotypes given to women. He.
             feels that they deserve to have their own rights and that they have a brain that is as.
             capable of that as of a man. .
             Tyranny is one of the main themes as it relates to women being in a male.
             dominated society. Tyranny not only applies to the political sense, but has a deeper.
             meaning within social ranks. "Tyranny refers to the oppressive nature of the ruling class.
             (men) on their women in a male dominated society. Perhaps Sophocles used the theme.
             of a political totalitarian, which all citizens would be able to understand, to describe.
             unnoticed, but similar, oppression women faced (Simpson, No Page).


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