Antigone a play of antithethesis and conflict
Sophocles' Antigone, in its later phases is no longer about the conflict of law. It is about stubbornness and self will, about the sin of refusing to listen; about a man who has never been told.
In Sophocles The Theban Plays conflict of law, presents the initial disturbance within Thebes. Creon, King of Thebes, refuses to bury the body of Polynices, for in his eyes Polynices is his
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power and authority, yet this is meaningless when the love of family is lost at the expense of gratification of man's laws, in conflict with the laws of heaven. While Creon has the expectation of his words to be carried out, it is his own words that have significant meaning, as they are words that capture his downfall.
"There is always someone who is ready to be lured in the hope of gain" Antigone pg.132.