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If it be aught toward the general good set honor in one eye anddeath i th other and I will look on both indifferently for let thegods so speed me as I love the name of honor more than I fear deathJulius Caesar 1292-96 Honor it is a thing we often take forgranted and miss define How often do truly honorable people inhabit ourlives The book Antigone by Sophocles has several great examples ofhonor displayed by the protagonist and tragic hero that are contrastedwith the antagonistA protagonist is considered to be the main character or lead figurein a novel play story or poem It may also be referred to as thehero of a work uncpedu One of the main characteristics of ahero is honor and they are often faced with a life-threatening choiceThere is no shame in having respect for a brother Sophocles 511 Antigone communicates that she is righteous in her deeds and cannot befaulted for doing the overtly right thing and not allowing the guile ofher uncle to persuade her away from upholding the law of her gods Antigone Because you chose life and I chose death Ismene But Igave you reasons not to make the choice Antigone Oh yes you aresensible they agree But they agree with me 555-558 When Antigonesays they for the second time she is not speaking of the counselShe is speaking of the gods The audacious girl is implying that shehas paid her dues to Hades for her brothers after life She canswaggers proudly as a hero for she chose the right and honorable thingThe antagonist of our story is most definitely Antigones uncle Creon An antagonist is a character or characters in a short story novelor play that gives the protagonist a challenge 4classnotescomCreon challenges Antigone by passing a law that Polynices body cannotbe buried Antigone refuses to be threatened by men and completelyrebels against her
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