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Sophocles’ Antigone

on July 12th, 2016 by admin

I always look to the ancient Greeks for wisdom.  Since they were the inventors of literature and philosophy, I decided to read the tragedy Antigone.  A tyrant named Creon commands a woman, Antigone to not give her brother the dignity of a burial.  Or she will be executed.  Not only does Antigone not follow Creon’s order, it leads to a tragic outcome for everyone involved.

This story resonates with me because it highlights the importance of staying true to one’s values.  No matter the dictates of an evil tyrant, she would not compromise her love for her deceased brother.  The Greeks offer us so much on how to deal with life’s challenges.  I encourage you to read Antigone for yourself.

Bookish Babe

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