Antigone
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...Antigone, Sophocles builds two stubborn and strong willed characters. Creon and Antigone are the main characters in this book that seals the fate of one another. The two characters have quest for power and come head to head in the struggle of getting the power. Antigone is a robust girl with respect for all except Creon. She is extremely brave and believes that women and men are equal. She sees women as strong people and should be treated with fairness and equity. On the other hand, Creon appears to be very cruel, selfish and self-centered person. He is a greedy king of Thebes that wants to have much money. He disrespects women especially Antigone that he... Tittle: Wuthering Heights Unit: In the novel...
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...Antigone Philosophy [Pick the In the play Antigone, the rule of God or nature is portrayed in a very dramaticway through the eventual deaths of Creons’ son Haemon, his wife Eurydice and his would be daughter-in-law Antigone. It is an appropriate representation of divine intervention in deciding the ultimate fate of the characters in this play. The law of nature and the will of God (i.e., God’s will over man’s will) take precedence in the final consequences of the actions of the characters in this play. Creon the ruler of Thebes was warned by Tiresias to change his mind over executing Antigone and to give up his stubborn and irrational ways. The repeated pleas of Antigone’s sister... of instituteS...
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...Antigone Rough draft Literary analysis: Antigone The story of Antigone is based on prophetic issues and the decision of main protagonists in the play. Antigone and Creon are the main protagonists of the play based on the belief and pride. The play is based on the trust and tradition of the people of Thebes. In fact, the major challenge is on the burial of Polyneices, the challenge is based on the laws to respect. Antigone believes in the laws of the deity which forces them to follow the rites and rituals for proper burial. However, King Creon believes that the laws are made by man and men are the only people who can change the laws. The major challenge affecting both the two... ? Literary analysis of...
ANTIGONE
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...Antigone Table of Contents Identification of Specific Values, Beliefs, Character Traits of Antigone Contributing to Her Actions and Leading to HerDeath 3 2. Five Ancient Greek Beliefs, Customs, Views Using Evidence from Antigone 3 3. What the Play Suggests About the Nature of Leadership 3 4. Status of Women in Ancient Greece 3 5. On Antigone- Older or Younger Sister? 4 Works Cited 5 1. Identification of Specific Values, Beliefs, Character Traits of Antigone Contributing to Her Actions and Leading to Her Death She is defiant and loyal to family values, willing to go against the edict of the king in order to bury his dead brother. Facing the King Creon, she continued to be defiant, reasoning... ...
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...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 with all... The Importance of Family in Sophicle’s...
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...Antigone” The Film “Antigone” is a play that revolves around the lives of royalties, the new king Creon, who is a tyrant; Antigone, a woman from a royal family and betrothed to Creon’s son, Haemon. The aforementioned characters became bitter against each other because of the cruel order of the king that Polyneices’ cadaver should not be buried but will be left in the battlefield. Such a command was birthed because Polyneices fought and died as a rebel, fighting against his own brother who also died in the battlefield but unlike him was given an honorary burial. Inclined to perform her duties as a sister and a human being, Antigone defied the king’s order and went to bury her... Full Reflections on...
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...Antigone is bold and attempts to bury the body of his brother despite lack of support from her sister Ismene. Her attempt to bury him lands her to prison together with her sister that was accused of having known the plot. The issue of Antigone causes a row between Creon and his son, Haemon. Haemon is in love with Antigone. Creon rules that he will spare Ismene and bury Antigone alive were not for the intervention... Part The play opens with Thebe’s civil war that results to the death of two conflicting brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices. Creon takes over the leadership and decrees that Polyneices will be unburried and hence be consumed by prey since he was the cause of the conflict. Their sister Antigone ...
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...Antigone Aristotle, a logician and teacher born in the first quarter of the fourth century, to turn into not only the most vital representative of Greek dramatic disparagement, but also one of the most vital influences in all the history of literature. The most important of his rules were his three unities, the unity of time, place and action. The unity of time dealt with the time taken to complete the action, roughly in one day. The unity of place stated that a play should cover a single physical space and should not try to compress geography, nor should the stage represent more than one place. The unity of action limits... it to a single set of incidents which are related as cause and...
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...Antigone and Ismene. The tragedy of incest leads to blinding of Oedipus and leaving the city. The complex relationship between mother and son leads to the birth of four children who are also brothers to their father. The relationship between Antigone and Oedipus is complex in definition because of the complex nature of their relationships. Eteocles fights for Thebes while polyneices fights for the rebel (Sophocles 1118... 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 of Oedipus is...
"Antigone"
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...Antigone” and the Balance between the Laws of God and the Laws of Man Introduction One of the most famous tragedies written by the famous Greek writer Sophocles is the tragedy entitled “Antigone,” which was written at around 442 BC (“Antigone” n. p.). This tragedy actually focuses on the issues surrounding the burial of Polyneices (which Creon the new king of Thebes forbids as a punishment), as well as the resulting punishments meted upon Antigone and Ismene (“Antigone” n. p.). In these issues, one of the main conflicts present was between what to respect, on whether the law of man or the law of the gods, given that Creon implemented a law that Polyneices will not be buried as a punishment... ?...
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...Antigone: Part PREVIEW When you finish Antigone (section 2 of this lesson), you’ll write an essay analyzing the causes and/or effects of an issue, situation, or event in your journal. Your textbook explains the assignment this way: “…you’ll help readers understand an event or situation by explaining Why did it happen? (its causes) or What are the results? (its effects).” You can read more description about the essay on pages 752-756. Journal Entry Antigone by Sophocles is about Antigone’s struggles with what she thinks is right versus what Creon believes is right. They have differences in what morality is about and who should define it. This essay analyzes the causes of moral conflicts... ?Topic Journal...
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...Antigone” Through the Years Oedipus was the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta of Thebes who was given to a servant to be killed because of a prophecy that he would kill his father. However, unable to let the child die, the servant gave the child to another servant who in turn brought him to the king and queen of Corinth who adopted him and was named Oedipus. When he grew up, an oracle of Delphi repeated the prophecy told to his parents. For fear that he would kill his foster father and marry the mother he recognized as his own, Oedipus left the city and went to Thebes and there killed his real father. During that time, the city was plagued by a sphinx which ate the men who were not able... ?Full...
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...Antigone When one considers the play Antigone, one will find that there are many lessons to be learnt from it. These lessons are mostly based on how one should behave ethically depending on the circumstances involved. When one thinks of the main character of the play, we find that she is a remarkably strong willed woman. Throughout the story, we find that she will stand up to whatever she thinks is right as seen when she chooses to bury her brother despite Creon’s express command forbidding Polyneices burial (Walker 199). Furthermore, she shows immense courage by burying her brother, and this can be seen as a rebellion against Creon’s authoritarian and...
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...Antigone Reading a play cannot be compared to listening and watching it on a screen. Although the plays are mainly meant to be heard and seen, I think that as a reader, reading a play would be more advantageous than seeing and hearing it. The play “Conformity and Rebellion” were mainly written to be seen, however, reading it can also afford some advantages. First of all, reading the play “Conformity and Rebellion” will simplify me to understand this complex work if a read it before seen it being performed. As a reader, it will not be enjoyable to watch the play “Conformity and rebellion” on stage before having an idea behind it and this will make me not to understand some scenes clearly... ....
Antigone
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...Antigone," Haimon has a difficult relationship with his father. Explain how he relates to his father for the following: What he wants from his father at first and how his feelings toward his father change during the play: In the beginning, Haimon is shown to have great love and regard for his father, Creon, who he follows closely. Antigone refuses to marry Haimon the first time around, but later agrees. When the sons of Oedipius (and Creon’s nephews) Eteocles and Polynices die in a duel against each other, the throne passes to Creon. Oedipius’ sons had agreed that they would rule each alternatively for one year after... as they search for food” (Lines 21-22).This was displeasing to Haimon,...
Sophocles Antigone
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...antigone Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. an African American social activist and the President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was arrested again in April 11, 1964 and sent to the Alabama prison. While in prison, he wrote a response letter to the eight white clergymen of the Alabama state. The letter addressed the issues of the Negroes of the Alabama state and the reasons for his intervention. The King’s relentless efforts to end segregation, racism and unjust held him directly responsible for stirring up the black for protests and demonstrations, which occasionally led to his arrest. No matter how many times Martin got arrested, his quest for equality and just for the black... Sohpocles...
Creon and Antigone Being Stubborn In Antigone
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...Antigone Being Stubborn In “Antigone” In “Antigone”, both Creon and Antigone are stubborn, and this can be seen as what contributes to their failure or downfall. The play is a tragedy. This is because both Creon and Antigone face misfortunes. Nonetheless, both of them are filled with pride, both of them are noble at birth, and both of them experience an immense failure. Creon becomes aware of his stupidity when it is already too late, and Antigone is aware of her fate from the start of the play. It is worth mentioning that fate plays a large part in the play. The play also shows how the gods mediate. Creon is punished for passing unreasonable rules. Key conflicts are also illustrated...      Creon and...
Sophocles Antigone
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...Antigone who has sacrificed herself to uphold what she believes in and refuses to be subjected to any law from the oppressive Creon. Her refusal to be subdued by restrictive orders is admirable in the sense that she honors her independence more than anything, even her life. To be able to live by one’s own virtues properly guided by ethical standards of morality is the greatest law anyone could devise.... There are but a very few where the concept of breaking the law prevails over just abiding by it in order to follow what I perceive to be right. At one time I have joined a picket even though it was not officially sanctioned in order to join the protest of a group of people. While this is technically...
Creon and Antigone being stubborn in "Antigone"
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...Antigone Being Stubborn In “Antigone” In “Antigone”, both Creon and Antigone are stubborn, and this can be seen as what contributes to their failure or downfall. The play is a tragedy. This is because both Creon and Antigone face misfortunes. Nonetheless, both of them are filled with pride, both of them are noble at birth, and both of them experience an immense failure. Creon becomes aware of his stupidity when it is already too late, and Antigone is aware of her fate from the start of the play. It is worth mentioning that fate plays a large part in the play. The play also shows how the gods mediate. Creon is punished for passing unreasonable rules. Key conflicts are also illustrated...      Creon and...
Antigone and Creon
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...Antigone and King Creon Antigone and Creon are the main protagonists of the play, which is based on their belief and pride. The major conflict is on the burial of Polyneices, the challenge is based on the laws of respect. Antigone believes in the laws of the deity, which forces them to follow the rites and rituals for proper burial. However, King Creon believes that laws are made by men and they are the only people who can change the laws. The major challenge affecting both the protagonists is the personal pride making their stance known and not backing down. One important issue is that both share almost the same idea, but different...
Literary analysis of antigone
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...Antigone The general idea of the tragedy “Antigone” is the prohibition of the burial of Polyneices by Creon and how Antigone defied his order. Because of Antigone’s refusal to follow Creon’s order, she is locked in prison where she committed suicide. Out of despair, Haemon, Antigone’s fiance and Eurydice, Creon’s wife kills herself too. Several themes were presented in the drama. The central theme is the tension between fate and free will. Although it was Antigone’s decision to defy Creon, fate was still responsible for the tragic events of the trilogy. Another theme depicted is the two...
Antigone, by Sophocles
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...Antigone Outline A) Introduction. B) Moal Dillema. C) The second burial. D) Conclusion. Foreword: This research paper investigates the tragedy Antigone by Sophocles in order to figure out the main idea of it. Thesis: Antigone is the blood sister of the killed brothers and she faces the moral dilemma. Weather to break the law or to stay a law-abiding citizen and leave her brother to have eternal sufferings. Antigone is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in 442 BC. It is one of the tragedies belonging to three Theban plays. The plot gives an outline of the two opposing nations headed by blood brothers. Being...
Clytemnestra and Antigone
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...Antigone INTRODUCTION In the “Agamemnon,” Clytemnestra’s actions are justified by considering the law from a nonbiased point of view. This way, the penalty for the crime must be appropriate. Considering Clytemnestra acts in response to a capital crime, her actions are unlikely to be just. Clytemnestra already loathed Agamemnon for murdering her first-born child. Clytemnestra possibly murdered Agamemnon to ensure her survival and not to gain retribution for her past’s actions. Thesis statement. The actions of Clytemnestra and Antigone justified in the Agamemnon and the Antigone are justified because of their positions of power and conflicts over the laws of man and nature. AGAMEMNON... Clytemnestra and...
King Creon and Antigone
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...Antigone Despite being related as brother and sister, King Creon and Antigone are the key characters in the play Antigone. Their role in the play is portrayed by the issues they have between themselves. This is evidenced from the start of the play when the two portray their different opinions about the burial of Polinices, their dead brother. In connection to this, the paper aims at expounding the main issues between King Creon and his sister, Antigone. In addressing this, the paper will expound on the conflict of duties and values, pride, burial of Polinices, as well as a clash of wills between the two characters. In the play, a fight between brothers over the control of Thebes... King Creon and...
Play (Sophocles Antigone)
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...Antigone Introduction Sophocles is the who presents heroism where Antigone, a female character is considered the hero in throughout this play. She serves as the first painstaking protester within the play. The performance of this play offers criticism to the government that was reigning at that period in an attempt to illustrate the unlawful dealings with the reigning government. The play is full of tragedy straight from the beginning where the father to the two sons learns that he has committed incest, by unknowingly getting married his own mother. The two sons then start fighting over kingship with the younger son, attaining kingship through force (Brian 1). This never comes too... Task Sophocles...
Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone Rebellion Antigone by Sophocles is a play with very many different themes. The writer uses various Greek mythologies and literary elements to showcase numerous themes in the play. One of the dominant themes in the play is ‘Obedience and Rebellion’. The main antagonist, Creon and Antigone, the protagonist in the story, are embroiled in a series of rebellious and obedient deeds involving them and those who are close to them. The theme of rebellion can be seen through the following characters: Creon, Antigone, Haimon, Ismene, Polyneices and Eurydice. On the other hand, obedience as a theme can be showcased through the following characters: Antigone... Theme of Rebellion and Obedience in the Play...
Antigone and Euthyphro
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...Antigone and Euthyphro The nature of piety upon the olden days was criticized by people. The understanding of society to the idea of piety has become subject to own interpretation of its consequences. Nevertheless, the nature of piety is oftentimes impugned due to its vagueness. The question of, which is to be considered pious, usually leads to further dispute in regard to the laws that man must follow. The significance of the divine law and the laws of the land to the nature of piety and its relation to justice become the center of argument. The nature of piety was altercated in ancient literature through the characters of Antigone... and Euthyphro. Antigone and Euthyphro’s...
Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone by Sophocles. The ancient Greek play Antigone, written around 442 BC by the famous dramatist Sophocles, has become one of the world’s classics and has been widely published, performed and adapted in many languages and formats across the world. It is a memorable play, characterized by a background of death and destruction, and the strong figures of Antigone and Creon, who are locked in opposition over what is to be done with the dead body of Antigone’s brother Polyneices. Major themes like the duty of a statesman (Creon) to protect his citizens against traitors, the duty of a woman (Antigone) to honor her relatives with a decent burial, and the duty of all... ?Visual Arts and Film Studies:...
Hero of Antigone
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...Antigone The question of who the hero of Antigone is can have various different answers depending on the definition of hero. It isgenerally accepted that a hero is a person who is characterized by "exceptional strength, nobility and courage". It shall be understood for the purposes of this analysis that these terms refer to the strength, nobility and courage of convictions; an ideological strength rather than brute strength, a nobility of purpose, rather than that of birth and the courage to hold on to one's beliefs or give them up. Using this broad definition it would be difficult to decide between Antigone and Creon as the hero of the play. However despite the more obvious claim... Who is the hero of...
Aristotle view on Antigone
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...Antigone According to Aristotle there are conditions that any work of literature should fulfill to be considered a tragedy. These conditions revolve around the plot, character, songs and melody, diction and the Kartharsis. Antigone fulfills most of these conditions to qualify as a tragedy using Aristotle’s criterion. According to Aristotle the protagonist should be a renowned and prosperous person. Creon, the new ruler of Thebes meets these conditions. Not only was he prosperous and renowned but was also the most influential character in the play. The king's words and wishes were considered to be as strong as any law in Thebes. Creon utilizes the privileges and power bestowed... ?Aristotle view on...
Antigone the Ideal Leader
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...Antigone the Ideal Leader Leadership is a multifaceted endeavor that requires a whole range of qualities and values. One of the hallmarks of a true leader is one's ability to facilitate a sound and secure anchorage to timeless values and ethics, that furnish an apt sense of direction to masses amidst the troubled times. Still, there is no denying the fact that oft it gets immensely difficult to owe allegiance to the right set of values, especially when the opposition to them is endowed with immense political and legal powers. History has repeatedly proven beyond doubt that even the worthiest of the leaders; do not hesitate to relinquish what is right and just, once... of the of the Concerned 8 May 2009...
Antigone, Oedipus and Othello
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...Antigone, Oedipus and Othello and Discussion of Their Big Roles Introduction The history of theatre as a performing art is very old and rich. Plays have been incorporated as the reflection of the society through the paradigm of entertainment since the era before the birth of Jesus Christ. In the earlier times, it was just a means of entertainment but with the growth of civilisation, many aesthetic aspects got included in the paradigm of performing arts in general and theatre in particular. With time, theatres and plays have become more realistic, social and didactic and started getting related with myriad socio-economic issues of life, age and time. Thesis Statement This paper... ?Compare the Plays...
Antigone Was a Coward
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...Antigone was a coward. Some people think that Antigone is a heroine because she stands up for her dead brother and then has the courage to take her own life rather than suffer the consequences of a whole situation that she does not agree with. They cite as evidence for this view the fact that the play is named after her, and not after the other main characters such as Creon, who is the king and the one in a position of power. A close analysis of the play reveals, however, that in fact Antigone is a coward, because she cannot face up to the contradictions in her own position, and she simply gives up rather than fighting for what she...
Antigone Written Response
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...ANTIGONE: The most often asked question about the play Antigone by Sophocles, one of the three great Greek of tragedy, is who is the tragic hero of the play; is it Antigone or is it Creon? According to Aristotle’s concept, a tragic hero is highly placed, highly renowned and prosperous character. He is neither good nor bad and is never perfect. Finally he is responsible for his own down fall. The downfall is from a height so that it assumes somewhat of a high emotional magnitude to create an impact on the audience. Only such a fall from a height with impact of high magnitude will lead the audience to what Aristotle calls “ Catharsis”, or purging away of bad traits in their own character... CREON AND...
Antigone, by Sophocles
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...Antigone Outline A) Introduction. B) Moal Dillema. C) The second burial. D) Conclusion. Foreword: This research paper investigates the tragedy Antigone by Sophocles in order to figure out the main idea of it. Thesis: Antigone is the blood sister of the killed brothers and she faces the moral dilemma. Weather to break the law or to stay a law-abiding citizen and leave her brother to have eternal sufferings. Antigone is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in 442 BC. It is one of the tragedies belonging to three Theban plays. The plot gives an outline of the two opposing nations headed by blood brothers. Being...
Antigone and Euthyphro
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...Antigone and Euthyphro The nature of piety upon the olden days was criticized by people. Theunderstanding of society to the idea of piety has become subject to own interpretation of its consequences. Nevertheless, the nature of piety is oftentimes impugned due to its vagueness. The question of, which is to be considered pious, usually leads to further dispute in regard to the laws that man must follow. The significance of the divine law and the laws of the land to the nature of piety and its relation to justice become the center of argument. The nature of piety was altercated in ancient literature through the characters of Antigone... and Euthyphro. Antigone and Euthyphro’s...
Analysis on Antigone
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...ANTIGONE Antigone in the Japanese Yakuza Organized Crime Setting Antigone in the Japanese Yakuza Organized Crime Setting Summary For a modern audience the setting of the play Antigone could be done in the world of organized crime. Antigone, Ismene, Polynieces and Eteocles would all be the children of a dead boss, a gangland war breaking out between Polynieces and Eteocles ending in both of their deaths. The role of Creon would have a similar characterization as he would be the Uncle who takes control of the organized crime family. The issue of burial would change from Polynieces being left out for the carrion, which would be illegal, to being buried anonymously out in the woods... ?Running Head: ANTIGONE ...
Making Sense of Antigone
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...Antigone Antigone is one of the most memorable female protagonists in ical Greek literature. Her story, depicted in many versions tells of a tragedy of a young girl who defied a king in order to bury his brother with dignity. The character is powerful and this is not only because she rebelled against one who represented power and order but that she did it alone. Borne out of the incestuous marriage between King Oedipus of Thebes and his mother Queen Jocasta, Antigone became the subject of the popular story wherein she fights for a respectable funeral for her brother Polynices. When King Oedipus died, it was ruled that Polynices and his brother Eteocles were to rule Thebes on a term... ?Making Sense of...
Antigone And Feminism: How Has Antigone Empowered Women?
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...Antigone and Feminism: How Have Antigone Empowered Women? Antigone and Feminism: How Have Antigone Empowered Women? Abstract In ancient societies, women were always termed inferior to men with no political, social or economic importance, and their main roles included bearing children, preparing meals and watching over household. However, over the years women empowerment has enabled them to gain equality with their male counterpart. Feminist movement has grown over the years and has gain popularity among international agencies, lobby groups, non-governmental organizations, women’s groups as well as politicians. These organizations nowadays relate themselves with women empowerment or feminism... ...
Antigone Written Response
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...Antigone, Creon is the weaker character. Antigone is a good example of a tragic figure, one which clings to her ideals if she knows they are right and would demand to be heard before she made her own means. Her actions towards the burial of an important person prove how fearless she is. And when it comes to dying, she chose to die with honor. Creon, in contrary, lack the courage it took Antigone to take her own life. That and that alone, is enough proof that Creon is nothing like Antigone. He... Based from the analysis of the play, Creon’s being a tragic figure is questionable. First, his motivations cannot be comprehended as enough bases to being a tragic figure. It would seem at first reading that...
Analysis on Antigone
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...ANTIGONE Antigone in the Japanese Yakuza Organized Crime Setting Name Class Date Antigone in the Japanese Yakuza Organized Crime Setting Summary For a modern audience the setting of the play Antigone could be done in the world of organized crime. Antigone, Ismene, Polynieces and Eteocles would all be the children of a dead boss, a gangland war breaking out between Polynieces and Eteocles ending in both of their deaths. The role of Creon would have a similar characterization as he would be the Uncle who takes control of the organized crime family. The issue of burial would change from Polynieces being left out for the carrion, which would be illegal, to being buried anonymously out... Running Head:...
Jesus, Antigone and Augustine
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...Antigone and Augustine Number Number Teacher’s Due Jesus, Antigone and Augustine History is replete with and accounts of tyrants and people who sought to exploit the masses of a nation. Present in equal if not more numbers are the people who sought to revolt against the authority of such people. They led mass revolts against the ways in which society was organized. They fought against the dogma of religion and the other forces in the society. There are many ways and methods of revolting and most of them can be seen to have been employed at some point of time or the other in history. This paper shall seek to look at the figures of Antigone, Jesus Christ and Augustine. These three figures... ? Jesus,...
Sophocles's Antigone and Euripedes's Medea
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...Antigone a. A brief of Sophocles b. Definition of terms used.c. A brief history about the play. 2. Analysis of the play Antigone highlighting instances of guilt and punishment. a. A detailed synopsis on guilt and punishment in the play. 3. Introduction and discussion of Medea a. An analysis of the play by Euripides’s, Medea highlighting instances of guilt and punishment. b. A detailed analysis on guilt and punishment in the play. 4. Conclusion Sophocles’ Antigone and Euripides’s Medea Guilt once determined as legitimate should be punished in accordance with the rules set. Guilt is the expressed responsibility for a wrong doing and is expected to be responded... Outline Introduction and discussion of...
Short Story: Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone by Sophocles Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone includes several themes: loyalty to family and supremacy of law, the nature of state. Themes develop as the conflict between Creon and Antigone unfolds. The tragedy is set in the Greek city of Thebes. The choice of the setting makes allusions to the myths about the curse of Oedipus and influences the tone of the tragedy. Since Antigone is Oedipus’ daughter, she is doomed to die. In addition to concept of destiny the play elaborates on duty, pride. Sophocles includes different characters’ perspectives on the moral issues. The characters are portrayed through their actions rather than through direct characterization by Chorus... . As the...
Antigone: the character of Creon.
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...Antigone: the character of Creon. The tragic figure of Antigone, who gives her to the play by Sophocles, is usually regarded as the main character at the center of the huge moral dilemmas that emerge in the play. She shares this spot, however, with the almost equally tragic figure of Creon, who tries to uphold a rigid law and order but in the end only manages to provoke the deaths of those who are dearest to him. Creon represents the classical view of life, where everything has its place, and feelings are kept in check so that society can be ruled by reason. The action of the play shows that this is an ethical and appropriate way for a ruler to behave, but...
Illiad, Antigone, and Bhagavad Gita
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...Antigone, Antigone is the little girl of Oedipus and his mother, Jocasta. Both of them are dead, and her uncle, Creon, tenets Thebes. There has barely been a war between Antigone's two siblings about who is to control Thebes. Both of them bit the dust, however Creon left the sibling who assaulted Thebes, Polyneices, unburied. Antigone... ? Quotes Used and Pages or Chapters Example (2.31) Chapter 2 Line 31 Example 490) Chapter Line 490 etc. Kindly, hope that’s clear enough for you. “And even considering your personal dharma as well, it is not right for you to hesitate. There is nothing better for a warrior than a fight based on dharma.” (Krishna, 2.31) “It is better to engage in one’s own occupation, even ...
Analysis Interpretation of Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone" by Sophocles The drama "Antigone" was written c. 442 BC. From ancient time, the question of universal laws hasbeen the major concern in literature. Religion had an enormous impact on every aspect of culture and life of people, and only a deep understanding of the common good can help to achieve agreement between laws of the earth and heaven. In the face of strict laws developed by her uncle, Creon, Antigone feels morally obliged to bury her dead brother according to God's laws. Antigone is convinced that she has to follow God's laws and care for her brother's body. According to laws of the state everyone who obeys them are condemned to death. In spite... of this threat,...
Feminism and "Antigone" by Sophocles
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...Antigone by Sophocles (Question 3) Feminism is founded on the idea that women have been oppressed and that they should be elevated out of this oppression. Ancient Greece society was patriarchal with women being little more than possessions and of economic value. The play Antigone presents a woman who is not afraid to defy the will of the males who have dominion over her. The character Creon speaks in what would appear to be a hatred of women, but when examined in context he is being insulted by someone he would consider a subordinate and inferior to his position as a man. When taken in context, he speaks as a man whose superiority is being challenged and would likely be the reaction... Feminism and...
Illiad, Antigone, and Bhagavad Gita
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...Antigone and Bhagavad Gita Classical literature presents many significant experiences that display wisdom and other life lessons still relevant to modern readers. Homer’s Iliad, Sophocles’ Antigone and The Bhagavad Gita constitute ancients works that reflect the cultural realities of their periods and the values of their people. Indeed, Iliad mainly foregrounds the actions about the Trojan War; Antigone portrays Creon’s abuse of power while The Bhagavad Gita exposes philosophical models in the Hindu society. Considering his... ?Is the ical Hero a Dharma Warrior? How does the Warrior Provide a Metaphor for every Soul’s Experience of Life? How do these Warriors Provide Help to the Modern Reader? Iliad,...
Illiad, Antigone, and Bhagavad Gita
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...Antigone and Bhagavad Gita Classical literature presents many significant experiences that display wisdom and other life lessons still relevant to modern readers. Homer’s Iliad, Sophocles’ Antigone and The Bhagavad Gita constitute ancients works that reflect the cultural realities of their periods and the values of their people. Indeed, Iliad mainly foregrounds the actions about the Trojan War; Antigone portrays Creon’s abuse of power while The Bhagavad Gita exposes philosophical... Is the ical Hero a Dharma Warrior? How does the Warrior Provide a Metaphor for every Soul’s Experience of Life? How do these Warriors Provide Help to the Modern Reader? Iliad, Ant...
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