Compare and Contrast Antigone and Creon from the play 'Antigone' by Jean Anouilh
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...Anouilh is a modernized version of the original Greek play by Sophocles. Anouilh's plays fall into two groups called 'rose plays' and 'black plays' depending on the dominant mood of each play. Antigone belongs to the latter category. It is also a play in which the playwright brings out the best elements of conflict between the potential of man and the attempts of the state to curtail it. The heroine Antigone defines beingness - the ability to question, the willingness to fight authority and the readiness to take decisions in the face of dire consequences in attempt to lend meaning to one's own existence. The king Creon stands... ANTIGONE AND CREON: IMAGINATION v. CONVENTION. Antigone by Jean Anouilh...
Comparing oedipus and antigone as tragic heroes
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...Anouilh represents a new breed of tragic hero based more on contemporary philosophic notions of the struggle of the individual in the face of overwhelming societal ideology. Aristotle's Poetics provides the foundation upon which all tragic drama is built upon, even retroactively, since those tragedies written before Aristotle lay down the rules are held up in comparison to what Aristotle demanded in order to judge their merits. This work is a perfect example of how the environment in which one writes manages what one thinks. Aristotle claims that tragedy is "an imitation of persons who are above... Antigone and Oedipus as Tragic Figures The conception of tragic heroes has changed significantly...
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...Anouilh 4). Women in Greek are expected to obey men. Isemene attempts to convince Antigone to agree to the king’s decree because they are women. Isemene argues that they should not dispute with the men because they are stronger; hence, should be obeyed. Isemene feels that little can be done. Isemene thinks that they can only pray for their brother to the gods to be pardoned. Antigone pours wine and earth on her brother’s body. Antigone’s actions are contrary to the culture because... Outline Introduction 2. Antigone and Isemene, and Expectations for women’s behavior in Greek 3. Conclusion 4. Works Cited Antigone and Isemene 1. Introduction Antigone and Isemene are characters in a play Antigone. The p...
critical research paper
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...Anouilh 4). Women in Greek are expected to obey men. Isemene attempts to convince Antigone to agree to the king’s decree because they are women. Isemene argues that they should not dispute with the men because they are stronger; hence, should be obeyed. Isemene feels that little can be done. Isemene thinks that they can only pray for their brother to the gods to be pardoned. Antigone pours wine and earth on her brother’s body. Antigone’s actions are contrary to the culture because women... are not allowed to perform a sacrifice (Heaney 48). When Creon discovers that someone had performed sacrifice, he announced that men who conducted the sacrifice would be punished. She is found completing...
Odeipus the King
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...Anouilh & Sam, 2002). She goes ahead to bury Polinices despite the consequences that may befall her. Her sister Isemne tries convincing Antigone, her sister to refute this decision .This is because she worries that her life may be at threat if she buried Polinices. This is in regard to the King’s order that Polinices deserved no burial... ? Oedipus the King Task Introduction The world of literature orbits around many literal aspects. Theses aspects make a certain work to gain stature and have a flow. Therefore, diverse literal works integrate themes, characters styles, motifs and creativity that flavor literature. Different characters have dissimilar qualities enabling them to take diverse roles in a...
How does Oedipus and Antigones stubbornness lead to their downfall?
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...Anouilh are each protagonists who cannot control their own stubborn natures, eventually bringing forth their own downfalls. Early in the Oedipus the King, Oedipus... Pride in Oedipus and Antigone A great number of Greek tragedies are founded upon the concept of excessive pride. Although pride in itself can be seen as a positive attribute, when it manifests itself in terms of arrogance or defiance of fate and the gods, this characteristic rapidly becomes a fatal flaw leading to the downfall of even the greatest heroes. Aristotle said “the tragic hero falls into bad fortune because of some flaw in his character of the kind found in men of high reputation and good fortune such as Oedipus.” This is what...
Antigone
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...Anouilh wrote another version of Antigone that is used by the French. It is unique because of increased creativity and the improvement of the original play. The work of Sophocles made evaluation and improvement of Antigone easy. Works Cited Kennedy, X. J. and Dana Gioia. Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, Drama, and Writing, Interactive Edition. New York: Longman, 2009. Sophocles. Antigone. New York: ReadHowYouWant.com, 2008.... Part one The prophecy about the ascension to power by Oedipus comes to pass in the play. Oedipus was to become king by killing his father Laius, which happened on his way to visit the town. The tragedy comes when he ascends to power and marries his mother. The life ...
"Sorceress" and "The Holy Greyhound": Saint Veneration in Twentieth Century Film
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...Anouilh in 1959 is based on the conflict between the church and the state reflected through the conflict between King Henry II of England and Thomas Becket (Anouilh, ix). This finally led to the murder of Becket (protector of the church’s principles and rights) by the king’s nobles and the punishment of King... ?Sorceress (1987) and The Holy Greyhound: Saint Veneration in Twentieth century films. Modern day cinema has shown increased affinity towards a plotline undermined by saint veneration. A movie such as Sorceress (1987) is an example that has drawn inspiration from the idea of saint veneration to make the script. The idea of portraying the reasons for which someone is venerated as a saint under the...
Antigone
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...Anouilh.” Theatre in Wales. May 5, 2002. February 12, 2007 ... The Importance of Family in Sophicle’s Antigone The importance of family and adherence to religious belief has been a major theme of literature since well before the advent of Christianity. The ancient Greeks, with their pantheon of gods, had deep religious convictions that reinforced many values we continue to hold sacred today, such as honor and loyalty to family and loved ones. One shining example of this type of writing can be found in the works of Sophicles in his play Antigone. This play tells the story of Oedipus’ daughter and opens shortly after the death of her two brothers, who have killed each other in a battle to see who would be king of Thebes. While one brother was buried...
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...Anouilh’s Antigone Name: Teacher: Candidate’s number: Word Count: 1471 To what extent does "pride" lead to the protagonists downfall in Sophocles Oedipus the King and Anouilhs Antigone The idea of excessive pride plays a monumental role in Greek tragedy. Pride in itself, can be seen as a positive attribute, but when it is expressed in arrogance and defiance of fate and the gods, it becomes a fatal flaw that leads to their downfall. Aristotle stated "the tragic hero falls into bad fortune because of some flaw in his character of the kind found in men of high... World Literature Essay English A1 SL To what extent does pride lead to the protagonists downfall in Sophocles Oedipus the King and...
Antigone
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...Anouilh: Antigone”. London: A&C Black Publishers, 2005. Print. Church, Alfred J. “Seven Against Thebes”. George Theodoridis (Trans.). 2010. Web. april 10, 1013 < http://bacchicstage.wordpress.com/aeschylus-2/seven-against-thebes/>. Crawley, Richard. “The History of the Peloponnesian War”. Thucydides. n.d Web. April 10, 2013. < http://classics.mit.edu/Thucydides/pelopwar.1.first.html>. Johnston, Ian. “Sophocles: Oedipus the King”. Canada. n.d. Web. April 10, 2013. < https://records.viu.ca/~johnstoi/sophocles/oedipustheking.htm>. n.a. “The Island- A Play Based on Robben Island Prison”. Devon Curriculum... ?Full “Antigone” Through the Years Oedipus was the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta of Thebes who...
English - World Literature: "Analysis of How Far Antigone's and Oedipus's adherence to principles contributes to their downfall
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...Anouilh’s Antigone are both tragedies in the Aristotelian sense; as such, the protagonists (Oedipus and Antigone, respectively) have character traits that precipitate their downfall: both demonstrate pride, and a certain stubbornness in their adherence to moral principles. Oedipus refuses to go back on the curse he issued at the start of the play, even though he discovers that he is the object of that curse; Antigone refuses to allow her brother to go unburied without putting up a fight, even though she is fully aware that this will result in her execution... To what extent does the adherence to principles shown by Oedipus and Antigone precipitate their downfall? Sophocles’s Oedipus the King and...
Character Analysis: Comparing the life, death and its consequences of Jean Anouilh's Antigone and Creon
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...Anouilh's Antigone and Creon Jean Anouilh’s Antigone entails a story that revolves around a conflict, which is between Antigone, and idealist, and her rigid uncle. Her uncle is Creon and they have a serious conflict over Antigone’s bother proper burial. On the other hand, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad revolves around ivory business. This paper is based on cross-text character analysis of the play Antigone by Jean Anouilh and the story, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. The analysis reflects on the comparison of life, death, as well as its consequences on Antigone as an opposing subject to her uncle, Creon, as well... Character Analysis: Comparing the life, death and its consequences of Jean...
Relationship between commedia Dell'Arte and business
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...Anouilh to make a declaration about the Nazi profession of Portugal, and by Brecht in 1948, likening Creon to Adolf hitler and Thebes to beaten Malaysia... ? Relationship between Commedia Dell’Arte and business College: The term theatre means, "Place for seeing". Theatre or cinema is a division of the doing artistry. The first documented theatrical occasion was an act of the holy performs of the belief in Osiris and Isis in 2500 BC in The red sea. This tale of the Osiris god was conducted yearly at celebrations throughout the society, tagging the starting of a long connection between theatre and belief (Caesar, & Spunta1, 2006: 25). The “Commedia dell’Arte” is a vintage well-known theatrical category,...
Account for any changes and continuities in the depiction of women in the political fictions of the US and UK
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...Anouilh, J. (1951). Antigone. London: Methuen & Co Ltd. Aguiar, S. A. (2001). The Bitch is Back: Wicked Women in Literature. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press. Fisher, J. & Silber, E. (2003). Women in Literature: Reading through the Lens of Gender. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press. Gibbons, R. (2003). Antigone. New York: Oxford University Press... I. Introduction The transformation of society driven by the industrial revolution has traditionally been believed to have brought about a concept ofsociety as divided into private or domestic and public dimensions. While this split was located and established historically, an artefact of the surfacing capitalist bourgeoisie, as articulated by...
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