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Antigone Literary Analysis Love can play a big part in life and sometimes love can penetrate the mind so deeply that one is willing to sacrifice ones self for their loved one In the play Antigone by Sophocles Antigone wishes to provide her fallen brother Polyneices with a proper burial after he is denied by the king Creon for opposing Creons force during a war However despite the penalty of death enforced by the law King Creon put up against the burial of Polyneices she buried her brother under cover Another conflict Antigone encounters is her very own sister trying to talk her out of the plan Despite conflicts and roadblocks following in what one believes in and continuing until success is achieved is what drives not only Antigone but many other successful people throughout history and even today The first road block Antigone encounters is her own sister Ismene Ismene fearing her sisters deathas a result of Creons law tries to stop Antigone from even going near the body by trying to talk her out of it Antigone calls her sister a traitor to the family and realizes that she is alone in her thoughts of breaking the law and burying her brother However Antigone does not view this law-breaking as a crime but as a holy act If this is what you think I should not want you even if you asked to come But I will bury him and if I must die I say this crime is holy I shall lie down with him in death and I shall be as dear to him as he to me Pg 493 line 53-58 Many people are afraid of breaking the law because of the punishments that follow Most people do not break the law because they believe the kings orders and laws are what is right and is what is meant to be Creon says When the laws are kept how
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