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Write a paragraph or two in which you argue whether Antigone did the right thing . Should she have buried her brother or obeyed the decree by her uncle? Support your answer with at least two specific references to the play.

Ans- Antigone did the right thing by burying her brother. In the second scene she tells the king that she should be praised and honored for what she has done and even though Polyneices was a traitor to Eteocles, they were equal in blood and there are honors due to all dead. Antigone also knows that what she did was right and she tells Creon that the Gods know that too.

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    You wrote:

    Antigone did the right thing by burying her brother.

    In the second scene she tells the king that she should be praised and honored for what she has done and even though Polyneices was a traitor to Eteocles, they were equal in blood and there are honors due to all dead.

    Antigone also knows that what she did was right and she tells Creon that the Gods know that too.

    Basically, you have it all there, but your sentence structure and specific details aren't 100%. That second sentence needs to be divided into two sentences. Where will you do that and how will you rephrase so that it's smooth?

    The third sentence is basically correct but rather skimpy on the details. HOW do we know that Antigone "knows that what she did was right"? HOW do we know that the gods "know that too"? (Notice -- small g on "gods" when you're referring to multiple Greek gods. There should also be a comma after "that.")

    Repost when you've strengthened this.

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    Alright, thanks

  • Antigone -

    Here is another website (Google Books) with the complete text:
    http://books.google.com/books?id=SPus_TInjTAC&printsec=frontcover&dq=antigone&ei=FSxNStXUN4yuMom2_TI

    The introductions include information about Sophocles, as well as a summary of the play and analysis, too. The play itself starts about halfway through the website.

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