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The Comparison Between the CharactersAnd The Chorus Meaning of Traditional SocietyIn the short play Antigone by Socrates we find the chorus embodies the static voice of traditional society in many ways In this play traditional society is following the rules and also obeying King Kreon and his rules We will see how the characters Antigone Kreon and Isemene relate to traditional societyThe character Antigone is loyal to her family despite the unjust laws of Kreon Antigone shows this by saying Hes my brother and yours too and weather you will or not I will stand by himPage 22 She is willing to die because of her belief of moral value The chorus relates this to traditional society by Antigone is trying to change society by going against the king and his rules It seems that she is trying to make a stand for her family since she is one of the last ones left in her family She also suffers from recklessness by her goodness of her character She shows this by burying her brother and doing the right thing Since she has committed these actions and broke Kreons rules her morals will be here own downfall Kreon is a ruthless person obsessed by power He goes against tradition by denying burial of Polyneices and doesnt take Teiresias advice Kreon shows that he cares about power instead of family values by condemning his sons bride This also shows that he goes against meaningful tradition The chorus shows that he fails to keep the laws of divine justice by leaving Polyneices body uncovered Since Polyneices fought for Kreons side he should get a proper burial Kreon also suffers from recklessness because his greatness of power is destroying him In this case Kreon will be destroyed because he cant understand that his family and moral values should come first instead of his powerIsmene is a character that has mixed feelings about the whole situation This is proven
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