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Title: Antigone

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Subject: Book Reports
Author: Jeremy S
Date: July 2, 2014
Level: University
Grade: A
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Ismene follows the laws set by man which is called human law. My essay will look at how Antigone challenges human law and holds divine law as the higher authority. Human law is supposed to come second to divine law, but in this play that is challenged as Creon tries to go against the gods. In this instance the law was set by Creon saying, "Polyneices, I say, is to have no burial: no man is to touch him or say the least prayer for him; he shall lie on the plain, unburied; and the birds and the scavenging dogs can do with him whatever they like" (Pro...

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This is because Polyneices did not favor his side and fought Eteocles. Eteocles and Polyneices were brothers who were supposed to inherit the throne. Because there was two of them and no one brother had been specified, they fought to the death over the throne. In the fight they both died and Creon, their uncle, was left to the throne...

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