“Antigone”: Evaluation and Synthesis Essay

I believe it is natural for all people to resent the unfair laws that have been created to favor the rich and powerful. It is not less natural to experience intense grief and the desire to express mourning over the loss of someone important to you. I am unsure if I would be able to directly challenge someone as powerful as king Creon in a similar situation. The cultural context and legal system have changed drastically since the time the play was written in. Yet, the emotions that lie at the core of “Antigone” have no expiration date. This tragedy made me ask myself questions about the sort of world we live in and the ways in which the law might not always be right. It allowed me to re-contextualize some of my complicated feelings on the matters of power, grief, privilege, rebellion, and loss.

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