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The Greek tragedy Antigone which was written by Sophocles was a great example of how the main character showed moral courage with every aspect of her time going through this terrible situation She had a lot of courage and showed how she is not afraid to stand up for what she believes in even if it means giving up her own life She was not even old when she made this decision for herself and on her brothers behalf Antigone thought that her brother deserved a proper burial but instead of that he was left out in the desert to rot and to be eaten by scavengers Antigone did no wrong with what she did she said her God would not be ok with this so she did what she did was courageous and instead of being killed she should have been praised for such courage and bravery Antigones two brothers had a huge dispute Antigones brother where co kings they were supposed to share the kingdom One brother would get to be king one year and the other brother would get to be king the next year Well when it was time for the brothers to switch the brother that was the king at that time didnt want to give up the kingdom This made Polyneices angry so he went to the next city got an army an fought to the death with his brother Creonthe new king of Thebes has declared that while Eteocles should be buried with honors Polyneices body should be left unburied Antigone showed great courage when her sister did not Antigone said that she was going to give Polyneices a proper burial Even when her sister called her crazy and strongly advised her not to do it she had the courage and her belief to show her that her brother deserved better than what he got
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