In the mythical story "Antigone," two men which were brothers have slain
each other for the thorne. The older brother, Polynieces, believed that
the throne rightfully belonged to him. However, Eteocles, the younger
brother sibling, stood in Polyniecis way. Creon who was the king and an
uncle to the dead brothers, declared that Eteocles should recieve a
soldieirs funeral while Polynieces would lie in the battle fields
waiting for the vultures to get hungry.
At this point, the story begins. Antigone was very upset about the death
of her brothers beside the fact that Polynieces must not be buried.
Therefore, she decided she would not obey the king. She would bury her
brother herself. Antigone showed great temerity to ever think of such a
thing. Without her dead brother, Polynieces, Antigone would not have
defyed the king's declartion. Creon became offended by Antigone's
actions. He was not only being deyed but defyed by a woman.
Both Antigone and Creon had great pride. While arguing with Creon,
Antigone became cocky, "Then I beg you: kill me. This talking is a
great weariness: your words are distasteful to me." However, there was
a difference between the two characters Antigone died for her pride and
devotion to her brother, but Creon lived and became wiser from his
actions. He realizes at the end of the play that his actions toward
Antigone and Polynieces were wrong. "Whatever my hands haved touched has
come to nothing. Fate has brought all my pride to a thought of dust."
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