A few underlying messages of this story is the right of the individual to reject societies infringement on the freedom to perform a personal obligation, and the concept of divine law.Antigone refuses to let King Creon dictate what she does with her brother’s dead body.
He does not care that Antigone wants to properly bury her family member; he only cares about the fact that Antigone went against authority and disobeyed the law.
Creon states “there is nothing worse than disobedience to authority, it destroy cities, it demolishes home” (Sophocles, 441 BC, line 720).
Two brothers fighting against one another in Thebes’ civil war died while fighting one another for the throne.
Creon, who had become the new ruler of Thebes, decided that one brother Eteocles would be honored, while Polyneices would be put through public shame.
In the Greek play Antigone writer Sophocles illustrates the clash between the story’s main character Antigone and her powerful uncle, Creon.
King Creon of Thebes is an ignorant and oppressive ruler.Kinship could be defined as a group that perceives their social universe as divided into two opposed spheres of moral alignment.On one hand, there is the familial domain, on the other, the sphere on non-kinship.In contrast, Antigone believes that state law is not absolute.Meaning one should be able to act against the law in extreme cases to honor the gods.The authors of “Antigone: Kinship, Justice, and the Polis,” and “Assumptions and the Creation of Meaning: Reading Sophocles’ Antigone.Agree with the notion that Antigone performs the role of woman and warrior at once.In addition, Creon demands civil disobedience above all.Creon believes that the worst thing an individual can do is act against authority.Antigone states, “he has no right to keep me from my own” (Sophocles, 441 BC, line 48).Antigone feels that nobody has the right to dictate how she plans to bury her family member.