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Antigone is a play written by Sophocles that became a classic due to its controversial content In this play the Greek dramatist reflected mainly on Civil Disobedience Antigone believes in the individual rights over the state rights Creon however strongly believes in putting state over religion The play does not only revolve on the political and religious issue but also deals with the battle of the sexes The play is about a strong-willed woman defying the laws of a proud king Antigone is torn between her devotion to the gods and her loyalty to the king Creon ruler of Thebes issued the order to leave the traitor Polynices body to be left unburied his corpse carrion for the birds and dogs to tear an obscenity for the citizens to behold Antigone was not about to simply obey this absurd decree She felt that her personal responsibility lies to the gods and her family rather than the king She then asked Ismene her sister to assist her with the burial but was denied of any help She was disappointed at first but later on decided that she will do this with or without Ismenes help Creon was warned about this and later found the culprit He issued the death sentence for Antigones action Creon informed his son Haemon of his fiancees deceit Haemon however defended his beloved He told his father that the whole city was on her side but were afraid to say anything He was instead accused of being a womans accomplice fighting on her side the womans side Creon continued to threaten him with witnessing the execution of Antione She was to die now here in front of his eyes beside her groom Haemon countered him with a threat of his own that he will never set eyes on him again if he continues this violence Crion was apalled with his son For that Antigone was to die a very agonizing death
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