What role does religion play in "Antigone"?


What role does religion play in "Antigone"?


Zeus was the king of the gods in Antigone. The characters in Antigone follow the classic Greek religion that worshiped the twelve olympian gods. Religion is in all three of Sophocles' Theban plays: Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone.

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Religion plays a large role in Antigone. One of the play's main themes is divine law versus man-made laws. King Creon has outlawed burying Polyneices,...

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Antigone Themes


Chapter 2 / Lesson 3

Sophocles builds dramatic tension in ''Antigone'' by using themes based on conflicts. These conflicts create a rich dramatic texture that explores characters' intense emotions and gender roles, as well as their obedience to the rules of government and religion.

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