What makes Antigone brave?


What makes Antigone brave?

An Exercise of Bravery

Antigone in Sophocles' Antigone is an interesting character. As a woman, she exhibits an intriguing and unique role in her society. Ancient Greece was not very keen on powerful women, as the role of women was to be the influencer and supporter of men, not a bold character who made her own choices.

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Antigone's bravery can be seen in her actions. She finds it necessary to violate Creon's decree not to bury the body of her brother Polyneices. ...

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Antigone Character Traits and Analysis


Chapter 3 / Lesson 2

Women were rarely talked about as a symbol of power in ancient Greece, but Antigone changes that paradigm by standing up for what she believes. In this lesson we'll analyze her personality traits as they connect to the play 'Antigone' and Greek culture.

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