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In the story Antigone by Sophocles the character Antigone goes against the king because of her own beliefs and values this is what makes her human She speaks out and protests to the king and his guards She believes that the law is unjust that her brother deserves a fair burial and that the rules of the gods go before the rules of man She stands up for what she believes in even though she knows it will result in death She is able to think for herself which gives her her own personality and attitude making her human Antigone did the right thing by defying Creons strict orders on burying Polynices because the unalterable laws of the gods are higher than the irreverent laws of man Creon gave strict orders against the burial of Polynices because he had led a failed rebellion in Thebes against their omnipotent king Antigone could not bear to watch her brother become consumed by vultures and animals Hes to be left unwept unburied a lovely treasure for birds that scan the field and feast to their hearts content line 35 These feelings that Antigone has for her brothers right to be buried shows that she is human because she realizes that something is wrong and acts upon it to correct it Creon found out that someone had buried Polynices body and he sent people out to apprehend the person who performed the burial p71 Antigone was guilty and although she was to be wed to Creons son Haemon The tyrant sentenced her to be placed in a cave with food and water and left her to the whims of the gods p90 He was warned by a blind prophet not to do this but he chose to anyway The foolish decision left him with a dead son a dead wife and self-imposed exile Antigone had good reasons for her actions which also shows that she is
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