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In the story of Antigone two very headstrong peoples beliefs are matched up againsteach other Creon the king made it law that no traitor to the Kingdom shall have a properburial instead they will be left laying on the ground to rot and to be eaten by the animals Thiswas the case of Antigones brother Polyneices Antigones love for her brother was so great thatshe went against the law eventhough she knew Creons punishment for breaking the law waspublic stoning which ultimately resulted in death Creon who had an equal amount of determination refused to back down from his law for his own reasons even after Antigoneignored it He could not submit himself to the will of a woman At that time women were lookedat as being in the same class as slaves If he did it would have showed weakness in him and thepeople would have overthrown him for letting a woman have that effect on him So instead of thepublic stoning Creon sentenced Antigone to die in a cave where she could starve to deathInstead of dying a slow miserable death she committed suicide by hanging herself As it turnsout this set off a string of events for the king that he could have never saw comingThe first of the tragic events that would unfold was the death of his son Haemon wasCreon and Eurydices son and was next in line to the throne with Antigone as his wife Creonsson was set to be married to Antigone but after Creon sentenced her to death Haemon turnedon his father He was outraged that Creon had taken away his future wife in which he was verymuch in love with He was so outraged that he would even break the unique and special bondbetween father and son Haemon felt incomplete without Antigone and could not stand beingapart from her He found away to solve his problem and get revenge on his father at the sametime He
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