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Allen Period 3 English 2B 2172000 Antigone Essay 4 Its questionable whether or not Antigone made the right decision by disobeying Creon to bury her brother I think in part that she made the right decision primarily because those in command arent always right lives were at stake and finally the laws made by the Gods are more important than those made by a king My first reason supporting Antigones decision is those in command arent always right A King is a ruler of a society of people that has juristrictions to its geography Sure a king might be viewed more worthy than a commoner but one important idea to keep in mind is that all people are created equal The laws made by a king are most often those which are best for the people under command But to make a law not to bury a certain individual especially ones own brother Antigone felt she had to bury her brother as she said Creon buried our brother Eteocles with military honors gave him a funeral and it was right that he should but Polyneices who fought as bravely and died as miserably- They say that Creon has sworn no one shall bury him no one mourn for him Antigone was forbidden to bury Polyneices but what could she do one of the holiest law required the performance of certain burial rites So she disobeyed Creons law and buried her brother anyway Secondly lives were at stake for Antigone If not her brothers life then hers the burial rites guaranteed to each individual were very important For a person to make their way to the underworld they must have a proper burial Nevertheless if one has gone without a burial they would be left to wander the earth Antigone felt that the afterlife was more important than their life lived on earth because a life on earth is
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