The contradictions between the beliefs of creon and antigone are strong throughout sophocles' play antigone both have well-structured arguments, but neither completely dominates the other antigone is motivated by her strong religious feelings while creon is out to make good for his city-state. A comparison of moral conflict in antigone and a doll's house 1479 words | 6 pages conflict between individual morals and state laws in antigone and a doll's house mother, should i trust the government. Antigone: conflict between human law and higher law in the play antigone, there is a conflict between creon and antigone over which law to obey in regards to antigone attempting to bury her brother, the law of the state or god's laws.
In the case of creon in sophocles antigone, the answer is a resounding no a man, who at other times had been the voice of reason, grows tyrannical and obsessed with his own law he represents an unstable nation-state that figures itself higher than all other laws, both natural and religious. Although set in the city-state of thebes about a while antigone stresses the higher laws of duty to the (antigone believes that state law is not. A summary of antigone, lines 1-416 in sophocles's the oedipus plays and love higher than law and death antigone exits, still resolved to bury polynices.
The contrasting views of creon and antigone with regard to laws higher than those of state inform their different conclusions about civil disobedience creon demands obedience to the law above all else, right or wrong. Tragedy is bound to occur when these two vital laws are set against one another, for both sacred law and civil law are necessary for the welfare of the people creon unwisely forces the issue, and it does not come out in his favor, for the people choose antigone's side of the argument. Creon laws of the state vs antigone laws of the gods 2 public city vs private louisiana state university poli 1001 - spring 2014. Antigone: yes, because this was not a law decreed by zeus, nor by zeus daughter, justice, who rules with the gods of the underworld it is by these laws that i will hold our city strong.
In comparison to antigone she has almost no agency, primarily because she is utterly terrified of disobeying men in power she does not believe that women should ever violate the laws of men, since they are stronger and deserve subservience. Laws of the city-state vs higher law as seen in antigone in ancient greece, after 800 bc, new ideas came to the forefront concerning the governing of society. This lesson analyzes two major figures in sophocles' 'antigone': the title character and her sister, ismene the conflict between the sisters over whether to follow the law of the state or. Antigone, by sophocles, is a story about the struggle between antigone, who represents the laws of the gods and creon, who represents the laws of the state 4 / 993 antigone.
A comparison of moral conflict in antigone and a doll's house both plays focus on the conflict between individual laws and the state law, disobedience and. Antigone: family vs country a fascinating debate from classical literature that rages on today is the question of who was in the right in sophocles' antigone both antigone and her uncle, the king of thebes, creon, believed that they were doing what was best - antigone's burial of her brother polyneices and creon's refusal to and. Text to text | 'antigone' and noche flamenca's 'antigona' with the laws of the state sophocles antigone being performed in new york.
In the play antigone by sophocles, creon and antigone have distinct conflicting values creon's regard for the laws of the city causes him to abandon all other beliefs he feels that all should obey the laws set forth by him, even if other beliefs, moral or religious, state otherwise. Compare and contrast the part that the city or state (polis) plays in antigone and oedipus the king antigone is a play about the tension caused when two individuals have conflicting claims regarding law. Antigone concerns the family of oedipus, former ruler of the city-state of thebes as antigone opens, thebes is ruled by creon, the brother-in-law of oedipus creon is at odds with his niece, antigone, because he denies a proper burial to antigone's brother polynices.
An essay or paper on individual versus state in antigone individual versus state in antigone in sophocles she sees the laws of the gods as a higher law. Antigone disobeys creonæs law and instead adheres to what she believes is honorable in the eyes of the godsæ higher laws the struggle between manmade authority and a higher authority is an eternal struggle for all human beings. Compare and contrast higher law essay examples 1 total result a comparison of laws of the city-state and higher law in antigone by sophocles 955 words. Laws of the city-state vs higher law as seen in sophocles' antigone in ancient greece, after 800 bc, new ideas came to the forefront concerning the governing of society.