View Full Version : Help -> Antigone by Sophocles

10-19-2006, 09:28 PM
So for an assignment my professor asked me what the primary question in Antigone is...and I have no idea
I was thinking that is has something to do with pride and wisdom - PRIDE VS. PRUDENCE? does this make sense. I need help!:crash:

10-20-2006, 02:00 PM
When I read it, I thought the theme was loyalty vs. societal expectations. Your idea does make sense. What about pride and prudence? What led you decide that this was the primary question?

10-28-2006, 11:17 AM
Should she obey the civil powers or obey the gods (and bury her brother)?

Relevance: given this choice--as many Americans believe they have today--what would you do and why?


11-30-2006, 01:28 PM
According to Hegel, the main problem in the play is the conflict between family values (presented by Antigone) and state values (presented by Creon). I hope that will help you. ;)