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When she is brought to the king, Antigone uses this speech in defense of her actions.

He refuses to admit that he is wrong in his judgment over Antigone.

Love is a major issue in Sophocles Greek Tragedy, Antigone.

 A key factor in the power of her speech is Antigone’s consideration for her audiences.
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A women seeing this might think that she could be like Antigone and stand up against men, this might of given women the courage to stand up and revolt.
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Antigone and Malala Yousafzai have very similar qualities.

Antigone is basically willing to die for what she believes in.

Creon is receiving this argument as an explanation for Antigone’s defiance of his law.
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As was explained before, Antigone states that her death “is of no importance” and that the important factor is the denial of a proper burial for Polyneices (“Antigone” 1035 Line 70).


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When Creon refuses to yield with his order for Antigone to die he exemplifies his own tragic flaw.
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After Antigone’s death, and the deaths of several others, Creon reflects on this monologue and realizes the honest truth behind Antigone’s actions and words.

Sophocles wrote Antigone with a specific character in mind for this part.
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In the conflict between good and good, good and evil can no longer be kept comfortably distinct and the whole moral order is threatened with self-destruction. If, as Kaufmann observes, Sophocles’ “world view was terrifying, and most critics would rather not think about it,” Hegel was willing to think about it. Even if Hegel’s conception of Greek tragedy is not ultimately defensible in its generality—there are Greek tragedies to which it simply does not seem to apply—it can serve at least as a caution against the tendency towards moralizing and ideological simplification of a play like Antigone. If we wish to make Antigone politically relevant today, perhaps this relevance should be sought in its resistance to the simplistic black-and-white moral thinking that plagues contemporary political discourse.

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Yet the more common tendency in recent interpretations and productions of the play has been to see the main conflict as taking place not within either character but rather between both of them and to characterize this conflict as one between good and evil. Antigone is made the noble defender of individual human rights standing her ground against the arbitrary violence of the ruthless tyrant Creon. Against this Hegel sees in Greek tragedy in general, and in the Antigone in particular, not a conflict between good and evil, but a conflict between good and good. Neither Antigone nor Creon are wrong; both are right. Yet it is also the case that both are guilty for being right: each can maintain his or her own position only by committing a crime against the opposed position, a position that not only has equal validity but is in substance inseparable from the other position. Creon can defend the human law only by violating the divine law on which it depends; Antigone can defend the divine law only by violating the human law in which it finds expression.

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After her mother committed suicide, her father died and her brothers fought until they killed each other, Antigone projects her strong character with interesting ways of showing it.

in the tragedy "Antigone", by Sophocles; i)

Antigone is a strong willed woman who wins the respect of the audience by the inner strength and resistance of manipulation she has, showing the potential of human kind....