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Second Creon will be forgotten because he decides to execute Antigone Her punishment is to be locked in a blocked cave until she dies Although later on in the story Creon does decide to free her it is too late The people of Thebes are astounded at the fact that Creon would even conceive of such a horrible punishment Antigone acted on family honor which is understood Therefore his people will forget Creon Third Antigone is a wonderful example of a martyr Her legacy will live on and inspire many other rebels to stand up for their beliefs Antigone dared to defy the Kings threat of death to bury her brother and shows true family pride The people take pity on Antigone and feel that she should be let alone On page 145 Haemon Creons son and Antigones betrothed states how the people of Thebes feel On every side I hear voices of pity for this poor girl doomed to the cruelest deathfor an honorable action-burying a brother who was killed in battlehas she not rather earned a crown of gold This quote proves that the town supports Antigone and is inspired by her bravery One may conclude that although many claim to support the crown they secretly side with a brave and honorable girl Finally Antigone chooses to sacrifice herself to give her brother respect By giving him a burial she is setting his soul at rest so it may continue into the realm of Death peacefully Yet she is digging her grave with her own teeth By burying Polynices Antigone practically hands her life over to Creon to use as he wishes because the punishment for defying his orders is death However Antigone does not complain She is proud to die for something she believes in which she says on page 150 It was by this service to your dear body Polynices I
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