scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 501
Throughout the play Antigone written by Sophocles we are presented with various themes and ideas about the ancient way of life Some of these themes stand out more than others One thing that struck me in this play is the theme of death Should there even be a question about the burial of a family member Is there a fine line between law and the right thing These are the issues in the play that disturb me the most and what I plan to talk about in this reflection Its a simple concept really love someone do anything for that love In this case there is no exception although Creon seems to think there should be for the benefit of social balance I can not believe how Creon can be so fixated on what Polyneices was a rebel against his home land that he can not let that go and understand why Antigone wants to bury him for love of family So Creon wants to punish her for simply burying her brother For one thing hes already dead so he poses no threat to the land anymore There should not even be a problem there If Creon thinks that it would be a dishonor to have him buried in his home land that he betrayed he is not thinking of how he is in turn dishonoring Antigone and her wishes I understand that some people would look down on Creon if he let Antigone bury him there but most would probably not care for now he is at peace and can do no harm At one part in the play a blind prophet Teiresias even tells Creon that the people and the gods wont like the decision to punish Antigone for the act of burying her brother So there should not be any question as to what should happen Well Creon finally comes to his senses but it is too late The result of his
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA