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The Character of Antigone In the times when Sophocles wrote the tragic play Antigone men believed that they were superior to women Ismene Antigones sister acknowledged this belief when she stated Remind ourselves that we are women and as such are not made to fight with menits madness to meddle The Daughters of Oedipus n pag However Antigone was the character that stood up against male chauvinism As a woman in Ancient Greece Antigone was strong in her qualities of family religion and bravery TSAntigone valued her family PS As Jen Weddell emphasizes Antigone loved and respected her brother in life and death despite his actions SS She knew he deserved a proper burial so that his soul may be released into the next world n pag SS Choosing to honor her brother Antigone stated Ill bury him myself And even if I die in the act that death will be a glory Sophocles 19 PS Though the previous deaths of her parents were shameful and tragic Antigone was left feeling a great deal of pain and sorrow as a result SS In this past situation Antigone showed her admiration and love for her parents by laying their souls to rest SS Antigone felt that by honoring her brother with a proper burial she was once again giving honor and showing love to her parents Conflicting Values in Antigone n pag CS No matter what the tragedy Antigone continued to show her faith to her family TS According to Weddell religion is a very significant aspect of Greek life and Antigone respects
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