...Antigone under a sentence of death at the end, Sophicles demonstrates that the balance of these priorities was very close, but the change of heart experienced by Creon when he rushes to un-entomb her illustrates the concept that family and the gods were more important, if only marginally. Her death, followed immediately by the death of Creon’s own son, further underscores this sense of priority, as loyalty to the state has cost Creon the family he had hoped to watch grow to succeed him.
Johnston, Ian (Trans.). Sophicles Antigone. (2005). February 12, 2007
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