Antigone wishes to honor the gods by burying her brother, but the law of Creon decrees that he shall have no burial since her brother is technically a traitor to the state. Scene 1 Scene 1: Morally and ethically he has been defeated by Antigone, though she has been defeated politically by Creon.
He is in irreparable loss as he has gone against the wish of God.
But Antigone emerges as a heroine who presses forward in the full conviction that she is right. Creon expresses his desire to die soon.
A Civil War ensues. He stayed true to the original while highlighting the play's relevance for today. When he gets there he discovers her dead. This post is part of the series: Even if she breaks the law of the state, she must answer for what she regards as a higher law. He would do what he had to do, but he would personally regret it bitterly.
While Antigone might upset the order of society, her behavior is not truly damaging for the people. We can clearly see here the difference of political law vs.
Go see this excellent adaptation. Antigone defies the classic hero prototype in many ways. I'll be glad to die in the attempt, -if it's a crime, then it's a crime that God commands" Sophocles 4.Common Law vs. Political Law vs. Scientific Law Americans are no longer aware that there are two kinds of legal systems, political and scientific.
America was founded on principles of scientific law/5(13). For Antigone, no law could stand in the way of her strong consideration of her brother’s spirit, not even the punishment of an early death.
Ismene is more practical. She knows the task is impossible and she feels the situation to be hopeless. It is mostly speeches about moral laws vs Creon's edict).
In the end, Creon locks up Antigone, who is Haemon's future bride, Antigone hangs herself, Haemon is so angry he commits suicide, and.
Civil Law vs. Moral law In Sophocles play Antigone, Antigones life is taken from her because of her choice to follow the moral law by burying her brother and disobeying the civil law, which forbid this. According to the gods everyone is entitled to the proper burial.
Everyone has a right to. Nov 05, · Antigone fully intends to break the civil law and follow her own moral, and even religious, law and make sure her brother is buried.
When the story progresses, Antigone is eventually caught in the act and meets with joeshammas.com: Resolved. Antigone's predicament is one related to moral principles. She must decide whether or not she must act based on what she believes to be right or submit to the authority of her king. Throughout this play, Sophocles brings up the issue in question, the value of an individuals beliefs above society's laws.Download