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             In Sophocles" tragedy, Antigone, a justified decision is made by Antigone to bury her brother, Polyneices. First of all, Antigone makes a justified decision to bury Polyneices by the basis of her belief in the gods. After an argument with Ismene, about the burial of their brother, Antigone states, " You may do as you like, since apparently the laws of the gods mean nothing to you" (694). With the belief that her brother should receive a proper burial, Antigone wants to make Polyneices" transition to the gods, therefore justifying her decision to bury her brother based on her religious beliefs. Secondly, Antigone justifies her decision by showing the strength of her convictions on the loyalty to her family. During the confrontation between Antigone and Creon, she declares, " If I may die, it will not be the worst kind of death, but the kind a hero gets " (706). By this, Antigone shows Creon that her brother is owed a proper burial, even if it means her death. This is how she uses loyalty to her family, especially to Polyneices, as a justification for her decision. Lastly, Antigone accepts the punishments for her choice, by taking the sentence that Creon bestows upon her, a living death in a stone vault. As the last words leave her mouth, directed toward the guards to lead her to her death, she mutters, " Come on then, let us not wait" ( 715). The acceptance of her punishment shows that Antigone one and for all, justifies her decision that Polyneices deserves a proper burial. Therefore, from Antigone's reasons for what she will do, to her willingly taking her death sentence, her decision to bury Polyneices is clearly justified. .

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