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Society cannot escape contemporary moral issues We are continually exposed to situations that bring into question our very system of beliefs In response to these ethical dilemmas we are forced to adapt and reevaluate our present frame of mind resulting in both positive change and unavoidable struggle Throughout the play Antigone Sophocles clearly demonstrates the adversity one must face in the fight against injustice One need not look very far to find immediate parallels in our own present-day society The central conflict in Antigone is very recognizable the struggle of a strong minded individual in direct conflict with the established rule of another In the case of Antigone this rule comes in the form of King Creon The story unravels as Polynices Antigones brother dies while attacking the city of Thebes By order of Creon Polynicess body is left to rot in the streets a seemingly fitting judgment for a traitor Regardless of her brothers actions Antigone believed he deserved a proper burial In her eyes Creons power wasnt limitless I did not think your edicts strong enough to overrule the unwritten unalterable laws of God and heaven you being only a man Unwilling to yield her convictions Antigone was found burying her brother and sentenced by Creon to die Her fiance Haemon the son of Creon discovered Antigones dead body Stricken with grief he killed himself Upon hearing the news of his death Eulydices Haemons mother also took her life Creon alone and responsible for the deaths of three people finally understood his failings and weakness as a king The relationship between Antigone and her sister Ismene clearly illustrates two opposing views Both women sickened by the news of Polynicess death reacted in a contrasting manner Regardless of the consequence Antigone was ready to protect the rights of her brother Ismene however felt powerless filled with fear and unable to join her sisters crusade Unfortunately this lack of control has a timeless quality especially
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