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Refusing to abide by the decrees made by her uncle and king; this female character takes on a rebellious role quite different from that of the other more docile women of the time. Creon even acknowledges this as he says to her, "While I’m alive, no women is going to lord it over me" (Sophocles 86). Not only is Antigone passionately open about her unorthodox beliefs, she takes active steps to live by them. Her obvious love for the world of the dead casts a somber yet oddly admirable feeling over the character. This coupled with her harsh and confident words not only to the king, but to her sister as well make her personality one not easily forgotten.

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