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How is Antigone's death by committing suicide significant to her beliefs?

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mbarn08 | Student, Undergraduate | eNotes Newbie

Posted September 28, 2007 at 7:18 AM via web

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How is Antigone's death by committing suicide significant to her beliefs?

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sagetrieb | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted October 31, 2007 at 8:23 PM (Answer #2)

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When Antigone refuses to obey the order of Creon to not bury her brother’s body, she makes what is in our world a political protest against what she considers an unjust and immoral law. Her refusal to obey Creon's edict to leave her brother's body to be consumed by wild animals leads to her capture and to her death.  Although Creon decides to execute Antigone, he later agrees to set her free because the “mob” wants her to live.  She could then, escape death. By taking her own life (she hangs herself), she again refuses to submit to Creon demands.  Although she ends her life, she does so on her own terms, not on his.

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randallartess | Student, Grade 11 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 17, 2010 at 11:42 AM (Answer #3)

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Antigone death is a relationship with her suicide to her beliefs is that she was tired of obeying man laws and came to relaization that god laws were right so she went out to bury her brother and its a relationship with the suicide because she knew what creon was doing is wrong and the "mob" decides to let her go.

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