Antigone - Analysis of Greek Ideals
In Ancient Greece, new ideals surfaced as answers to life's
complicated questions. These new beliefs were centered around the
expanding field of science. Man was focused on more than the Gods or
heavenly concerns. A government that was ruled by the people was
suggested as opposed to a monarchy that had existed for many years.
Freedom of religion was encouraged to be exercised in city-states.
These new ideals, though
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decide between ideals. His
mind was torn in two. "It is hard to give way, and hard to stand and
abide the coming of the curse. Both ways are hard." The contradiction
of ideals was what led to Antigone's, Haemon's, and Megareus' death.
Both sides were just, all beliefs were supported. Creon was forced to
decide the unanswerable, decipher the encoded, complete the
impossible, and determine right from wrong when there was no clear