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Bridal Imagery of Antigone In the play Antigone by Sophocles the protagonist Antigone defies all of the beliefs held by the society she lives in and breaks the kings law on account of her own morals Originally one of Antigones two brothers was supposed to take control of the throne however in a duel over the crown they both died As a result of her brothers deaths her uncle Creon the antagonist in the play is given control of throne of Thebes I now possess the throne and all its powers by nearess of kinship to the dead Oates ONeill 193 Creon held the belief that of Antigones two brothers Eteocles should have rightfully taken control of the throne because he felt that her other brother Polynices had been disloyal to the city of Thebes Polynices therefore was not given the honor of a formal burial which was considered a very valued ritual in Thebes But for his brother Polynices- who came back from exile and sought to consume utterly with fire to the city of his fathers and the shrines to lead the remnant into slavery- touching this man it hath been proclaimed to our people that none shall grace him with sepulture or lament but leave him unburied a corpse for birds and dogs to eat a ghastly sight of shame Oates ONeill 194 Creon was in fact so intent on Polynicess not being buried that he went as far as to make it a law punishable by death that anyone who try to entomb him is to be buried alive Antigone however does not agree with her uncles unjust laws and decides to risk her life in order to give Polynices a proper burial She is found out by the guards and sentenced to live burial by Creon himself Antigones sentence arises one of the four images in the play the bridal image In the play Antigone the bridal image affects
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