Is Antigone justified in her actions?


Is Antigone justified in her actions?


"Antigone" is the third part of the tragic trilogy known as the "Theban plays," created by the poet Sophocles during the 5th century B.C. In it, the heroine buries her brother, Polynices, against the wishes of King Creon and is punished for it.

Answer and Explanation:

Become a member to unlock this answer! Create your account

View this answer

One could argue that Antigone was justified in her action of burying her brother. For one, the act of desecrating the dead was an extremely abhorred...

See full answer below.

Learn more about this topic:

Antigone by Sophocles: Summary, Characters & Analysis


Chapter 6 / Lesson 22

What happens in Sophocles' Antigone? Find an overview of the Antigone plot, a summary analysis, and descriptions of the key characters and themes in Antigone.

Related to this Question

Explore our homework questions and answers library