How are the following conflicts presented in Sophocles’ Antigone?
In other words, what are the opposing forces for each conflict and how is each conflict played out in the play?
1) Individual rights versus laws of the state
2) Family loyalty versus community loyalty
3) Action versus inaction
4) Divine law versus human law
5) Male power versus female willpower.

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Discussion Questions on Sophocles’ Antigone

1) Individual rights versus laws of the state;

    Creon, the king, says Antigone is not allowed to bury the body of Polynice, but Antigone feels it is her right to provide a proper burial for her dead brother. Sometimes what is against the law is not necessarily immoral. Antigone just wants to do her job....

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