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Antigone Journals 1 November 21 The main points of interest in the first section of Antigone were that Antigone wants to be a true sister and not a traitor to the family She tries to convince Ismene to help bury Polyneices Ismene reminds Antigone that they are only women and are helpless Though she is sorry to be unable to help her brother she will not disobey the new law I must yield to those in authority Proloque 5 Ismene is unable to convince the willful Antigone I found that Antigones character is very stubborn and strong-willed However Ismene is more afraid of the consequences of her actions 2 December 3 The chorus is very obedient to their leaders Creon commends them for their loyalty to Opedius Now that Creon has power to the throne the chorus is loyal to him For example Creon provides Eteocles with full military honors and doesnt give Polyneices any burial The chorus says If that is your will Creon son of Menokeus you have the right to enforce it we are yours 1 45-46 3 December 3 Creon is a power-hungry king His only concern is of himself and Thebes Creons speech to Haimon sums up the kings main concern of authority and obedience He believes that the denial of authority is the destroyer of cities He is unjust when he tells the servants to bring Antigone so that she can die while Haimon watches Creons love of order and the state is brought to a corrupt extreme one that violates the bonds of family He tries to use Antigones death to hurt his own son and he abuses his authority for the sake of unjustified cruelty 4 December 4 Antigone defends herself one last time Her brother was irreplaceable unlike a child or a husband She was cut off from the normal pattern of a womans life She has never known child or
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