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26 January, 01:01

What opposing beliefs do Antigone and Creon represent in Sophocles's Antigone?

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  1. 26 January, 01:47
    The conflict in Sophocles' Antigone arises because of the opposing beliefs of Creon and Antigone.

    Creon, who places duty to his land and people above anything else, passes a law that Antigone's brother who had turned a traitor, would not be honoured with a burial and that his body be left in a state of shame.

    Antigone opposed this, placing familial ties above the laws of her king and land. This conflict between the two spirals into an ugly and vengeful outcome.
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