The Good Life Philosophy Assignment

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Running head: THE GOOD LIFEThe Good LifeName of the Student:Name of the University:Author note:
1THE GOOD LIFE‘Antigone’ by Sophocles is a tragedy, a tragic character written before 441 BC. Thetitle of the play indicates that the character of Antigone is full of tragedy, whereas the plotindicates Creon to be the tragic character. Both are of noble birth and proud, who endures amighty fall. The character of Creon is tragic in nature and he discovers his foolishness later.Antigone is clever and understands what are destiny is, since the beginning. Fate plays a verycrucial role in ‘Antigone’ (Mediasite.video.ufl.edu.).Being a citizen of Thebes, I would have taken the side of Antigone for many reasons.She is the protagonist of the play, who actually recognizes her duty regarding to herfamily. She is stubborn in nature and in the play, her ideal feminine characteristics isoutlined.She didn’t obey Creon’s duty despite knowing all the consequences she might facelater, to honor her dead brother.Her love for family is a thing everyone should have.She has a very strong character and from the play’s beginning, she is very confident,passionate and outspoken.Even after knowing the consequences, she did what she thought was correct. Awoman should stand up for herself and fight what she thinks is right, fearing nothing.Antigone’s character is just like that, which is impressive.She is bold and fearless. Without anybody’s help, she buries her brother’s body. Evenshe asks her sister to tell this to everyone as this is not some secret.She boldly and fearlessly followed her heart. Some might argue that she is shameless.In my opinion, she is not, as she just carried out her family duties, without anybody’shelp. Her strong character is an inspiration to me.In the ancient Greece, women had limited rights and the society expected them to stayat their homes, raising a family. Antigone’s character is the extreme opposite and
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