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    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!

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    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?
    "Yes, Mati. That was exacshully what I was saying."

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    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?

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    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.
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