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Greek Values Through Antigone Antigone reflects the worldviews and cultural values of the Greeks through honor fighting for her will and the right thing and destiny Antigone showed honor because she knew she had to bury Polyneices She was fighting for what was right because she knew it was right to bury her brother Polyneices Finally Antigone showed destiny because she knew her fate was to die for her brother Antigone reflected the Greek values in three main ways Throughout the story Antigone knew exactly what she had to do She showed honor one of the Greek cultures values by burying her brother Polyneices who Creon the king of Thebes and Antigones uncle would not let or have happening Antigone did not fight her punishment sentenced to her by Creon Polyneices was Eteocles brother and was given orders by Oedipus the king and their father to alternate the rein of king of Thebes Eteocles ruled Thebes first and would not give up his reign of king to Polyneices The two of them battle over it and both killed one another Creon thought it was right to bury Eteocles but not Polyneices because he thought Polyneices was turning on the people of Thebes But Antigone knew it was right to bury both of them because they were both of the same equal blood and were brothers Antigone did the right thing she had a choice and she chose to bury Polyneices under the direct orders of Creon to not have Polyneices buried Burying Polyneices would free his spirit and his ghost and let them pass on towards the afterlife The only way to go on to the afterlife was to be buried and Antigone let her brothers ghost move to the afterworld Antigone fought for the right thing because she knew what was fair and what had to be done Antigone did not give up Creon was going to let Antigone live but
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