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To understand the relationships and the differences between two stories one must analyze the story from beginning to end noting which direction each story heading from the beginning The plot must be closely looked upon as well as the actors and their actions Antigone and A dolls house are very similar stories as they both tragic stories of betrayal and mind games In Antigone King Creon makes a statewide decree stating that Polynices the traitor is not to receive a formal burial and is left to rot in the open but his sister Antigone defies his decree even after her sister Ismenes refusal to aid in his burial She buries Polynices and is caught Soon a Sentry military officer arrives at the throne to give news to the king of the violation of his strict decree The king threatens to take the life of the messenger if he does not come back with news of who has buried this traitor of his kingdom Later she is sentenced to be buried alive by King Creon even though she is about to marry the kings son Haemon After hearing of the sentencing Tiresias comes to the throne to speak with the king along side him a small boy as an escort This old prophet is a blind man that in the end of the story is proven to see better than most able-bodied men of 30 years younger than that of himself Tiresias proves to the king that gods are not on his side and Creon changes his mind His final decision is too late He leaves the throne to personally bury Polynices and speak with Antigone in the cave he sentenced her to die in He finds that Antigone had hung herself and his own beloved son is no charging at him in full fury but then his blood is spilt at the mercy of his own blade Meanwhile back at the throne of King
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