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Its a pretty good essay Very good - on task essay - could be stronger on support English Stubbornness could be a virtue but many times it could be a fatal flaw In the play Antigone by Sophocles the heroine displays her obstinacy which ultimately results in death for her At the opening of the tragedy Creon and Antigone are in conflict Antigones two brothers have died in a war over the control of the state leaving Creon at the head of state Creon in penalizing the leader of the revolt left the one brother unburied outside the gates Antigone in her desire to bury her brother chooses to break Creons law and enshrine him If Antigone exercised some caution in her actions she might still be alive today Antigones first concern was to show respect for her brother at his time of death To have left unburied her brother would be to tell the world that one she did not care for her sibling and two she did not respect what her brothers cause was namely the control of the state Antigone understood the consequences because Creon had decreed that those persons who attempted to bury the rebels would also be put to death Perhaps it is the spirit of Greek tragedy that death should cause more death but it is also in the spirit of family unity to respect in death as it is to respect in life Antigone attempts to recruit her sister Ismene to assist her in burying their brother Ismene declines and additionally warns Antigone not to disobey Creons rule in fear of the consequences Antigone cannot heed her sisters advice and in her stubbornness rashly proceeds with her own plan to bury her brother One of the first signs of Antigone being stubborn is when Antigone contradicts Creon with such remarks as Your conversation is
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