The outraged antigone tells ismene that creon has decreed that the slain attackers will not be given proper burial rites eteocles, who defended thebes, will be buried with military honors, but creon has ordered that polynices's body will be left unburied, for animals to eat. Antigone asks ismene to help her bury polyneices, even though to do so would ensure both their deaths creon has no right to keep me from my own (i 47) ismene refuses because she says that they are women and must not fight with men - men are stronger and therefore must be obeyed. Help me bury our brother polyneices he deservs to be loved alsoyes i know he deserved to be loved but i will not help you bury him because i don't wan't to be in troublefine then i didn't want your help anywayyour just a trader against your familya trader how dare you. The reason why antigone chose to bury her brother is because she acted on love she loved her brothers and for creon to bury only eteocles and not bury polynices too her love for her brother was to much for her to handle, so she had to give him a burial she gave polynices a burial at the cost of her own life.
Antigone says that she does not want to disobey the ultimate law of the gods by not buring her brother yet, it seems that part of her reason deals with her pride, and her resentment towards the. Antigone had a strong belief in the laws of the gods and did not want to go against their divine law creon made a proclamation saying, “no burial of any kind no wailing, no public tears. About “antigone (prologue and parodos)” antigone is the chronological end of sophocles’s theban trilogy, after oedipus rex (oedipus the king) and oedipus at colonus.
In the play antigone by sophocles, 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 antigone believes in following god’s laws, even if it means breaking the law of the state, a law set by creon which states that antigone’s. Antigone laments creon’s recent decree that whoever tries to bury or mourn polynices must be put to death although ismene declares that the sisters lack any power in the situation, antigone insists that she will bury polynices, and asks for ismene’s help. Antigone says (line 84), “i would not ask thee no if though shouldst wish to do it, and wouldst gladly join with me do what thou wilt, i go to bury him and good it were, this having done, to die. Ismene dreads the consequences of this action and decides not to bury him with antigone from the prologue, i thought that the theme of this story was going to include the importance of loyalty and love towards one’s family. Question: why does creon decide to bury eteocles according to custom in sophocles's antigone burial customs as king of thebes, creon has absolute say in matters under his rule.
This is a severe punishment for polyneices since the greeks believed that one could not go to the afterlife unless one's body was properly buried since she loves both of her brothers, antigone decides to bury polyneices in spite of creon's order and tries to enlist her sister, ismene, in the task ismene refuses to break creon's law. Antigone prologue (1-116): antigone, resolute and determined, proposes to ismene that they flout the decree of creon and bury the body of ploynices, even at the cost of death ismene is afraid to join her and tries to disuade antigone from her purpose, urging the weakness of women ant the necessity of obedience to the state. Jean anouilh adapted greek playwright sophocles' antigone and paid homage to it by hitting most of the same story notes, but also made it his own by using it as an inspiration for anti-nazi sentiment. Later creon and antigone began to argue whether or not it is right or wrong for polyneices not to be bury one of the things creon says to antigone “no woman’s going to govern me- no, no- not while i’m still alive” (sophocles 600-601. Creon will not be remembered because he did not allow antigone to bury her dead brother polynices, and decides to execute antigone for trying while antigone’s legacy will live on because she has the courage to defy creon, and chooses to sacrifice herself for polynices' honor.
Antigone unfortunately could not bury her brother sophocles’ antigone, is the last of several works surrounding oedipus in this text, oedipus is dead, and his daughter, and sister antigone is determined to bury her brother polyneices. Oedipus had four children with jocasta, the queen of thebes, before learning that she was his natural mother his children were antigone, ismene, eteocles and polyneices. If antigone can't escape the law just because she wants to bury her brother, then creon also won't make an exception just because his son is in love with antigone rules are rules, to creon, and a leader is judged by his ability to enforce them. Antigone does not deny that she committed the crime teiresias warns that creon’s unwillingness to bury polyneices and permit antigone to live will anger the gods and be reciprocated by his own son's death uh-oh teiresias leaves and the chorus reminds creon that he is never wrong.
To bury the corpse of polynices, ismene thinks antigone is crazy and shouldn't do it in her response to antigone's request, ismene alludes to the tragic history of their family according to ismene, what happened to the sisters' parents. Whether or not that is a universal truth, it certainly applies to creon and antigone, the main characters sophocles' tragedy antigone they appear different outwardly but are two of a kind in personality. She does not want to be the only person in her entire family who is left alive, so she begs antigone not to violate creon's decree death 3: creon arrests antigone because she tried to bury her brother polyneices against his wishes. Why does ismene object to antigone’s plan to bury polyneices possible answer: ismene believes the men who rule thebes must not be disobeyed because men are stronger and their will must be respected.