Explain how the conflict between familial loyalty and civil obedience is resolved, how theme is revealed through resolution, and what you can learn about the ancient Greek culture through a theme from the play Antigone.
The conflict between familial loyalty and civil obedience is resolved when each of the characters ultimately chooses family over obedience to Creon. Haemon chooses Antigone when he tries to stab his father and then take his own life. Eurydice chooses her son over Creon when she takes her own life. The resolution reveals a powerful theme: Loyalty to family is more important that civil obedience. The theme sheds light on the value the ancient Greeks placed on familial relationships.