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...
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 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:...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
Moral Conflict in "Antigone" by Sophocles
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...Antigone and its Moral Conflicts When do people draw the line between familial duties and civic responsibilities? Antigone chooses her family over her civic duties in Antigone by Sophocles. G.W. Hegel is one of the philosophers who find the antitheses and conflicts in Antigone perplexing, because of the complexities inherent in these conflicts (Woodruff xiii). Indeed, one of the reasons that the play is a tragedy is that it asks the audience to undermine “one-sided representatives of simple oppositions” (Segal 62) and to consider the hopelessness of defining morality. On the one hand, Antigone may be praised for her loyalty to the Gods and her family. On the other hand, her civil... to look...
Antigone by Sophocles and Ancient Greek Civilization
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...Antigone by Sophocles and Ancient Greek Civilization Antigone by Sophocles The story tells of the misfortune that had befallen the ruler of Thebes on an attempt to assert his power among his subjects. Antigone had been the daughter of Oedipus who had sought to bury Polyneices, her brother after attempting to attack Thebes. Her move to seek for his burial is cut short when Creon’s watchmen learn of her actions, and arrests her to present the case to the king. She explains that she had been attempting to adhere to the eternal laws, which presented that humanity had to observe the rule of righteousness and...
The Greek Tragedy "Antigone" by Sophocles
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...Antigone Sophocles’ Antigone is the third of three Theban plays. Coming at the end of the trilogy the play is greatly contingent on events that occurred in Oedipus Rex wherein Oedipus the King clawed out his eyes in response to the events that unfolded. As the play opens Antigone meets her sister Ismene and they lament these past occurrences. In addition to their father Oedipus’ tragedy, their brothers Polyneices and Eteocles killed themselves in a conflict. Since Polyneices fought against Thebes, Creon – the new king of Thebes – has ordered that his corpse remain unburied. Antigone attempts to convince...
Philosophy and literature- Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone is arrested, she confidently speaks out her reasons for acting the way she did and she challenges the king with her opinions of the matter at hand. She makes it known that she is willing to be punished for her crimes. When her sister Ismene decides to join in and share the blame, Antigone strongly denies her participation in burying Polyneices and warns her not to share in her fate. She understands that if the sister was to join in the case, she might end up suffering for something she did not do. All these reasons make Antigone worthy of being the heroic figure of the book. Her ultimate demise translates to a huge loss for the...
The Emotional Aspect of Bullying In the play Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone by Sophocles The play Antigone by Sophocles demonstrates the characteristics and effects of bullying. Bullies often enjoy power status, while their victims either become passive or aggressive in their responses to bullying behavior. This paper asks: Why is Creon a bully and how does society responds to the bully king? Creon is a typical bully, because he isolates Antigone from the Theban society through his power status, shows instrumental and emotional aggression, and discredits all those against him; Antigone, however, as a victim of bullying, relies on resilience to adjust with this bullying behavior, but others have not fared better... 23 July The Emotional Aspect of Bullying in the Play...
The Emotional Aspect of Bullying In the play Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone by Sophocles The play Antigone by Sophocles demonstrates the characteristics and effects of bullying. Bullies often enjoy power status, while their victims either become passive or aggressive in their responses to bullying behavior. This paper asks: Why is Creon a bully and how does society responds to the bully king? Creon is a typical bully, because he isolates Antigone from the Theban society through his power status, shows instrumental and emotional aggression, and discredits all those against him; Antigone, however, as a victim of bullying, relies on resilience to adjust with this bullying behavior, but others have not fared better... 23 July The Emotional Aspect of Bullying in the Play...
Gender Role in Antigone by Sophocles and Sure Thing by David Ives
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...Antigone and Sure Thing Gender role has been a main areaof concern in literature, and many writers have made it the theme of their literary works. Even today, gender roles seem to be a basic theme behind many serious and comic novels and plays. Antigone by Sophocles and Sure Thing by David Ives are two such works, which include gender role as one of the main themes. Gender role, in the form of feminism, is more obviously expressed in Antigone than Sure Thing. While Antigone revolves about femininity and male dominance, Sure Thing revolves around the male gender trying to lure the female gender through lies and fabrication of facts (thesis). This paper... is a discussion about this main theme...
Power of Higher Authority in significant relevance to Antigone by Sophocles and Another Antigone by A.R Gurney.
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...Antigone by Sophocles and Another Antigone by A.R.Gurney? Almost two and a half millennia separate the ancient Greek version of Antigone (attributed to Sophocles) and its modern adaptation written by A.R. Gurney. The classic version is part of Sophocles’ trilogy of Theban plays: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. The great Greek myth of Oedipus continues to be integral to the Western literary canon even today. Starting from 5th century B.C., various ancient writers of the Hellenistic era made references to Oedipus in their works. The modern adaptation for theatre by A.R. Gurney offers an interesting contextualization of heroine Antigone’s... ?How does power of Higher ity manifest in...
Sophocles Antigone
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...Sophocles Antigone Plot Summary In Sophocles play of Antigone, it is a story of tragedy. The story is a continuation of the tale of Oedipus... Sohpocles 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...
Play (Sophocles Antigone)
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...Sophocles 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
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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...
In Sophocles' Antigone, Creon best fulfills the requirements of the tragic hero. Support this claim with quotes and paraphrases
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...Sophocles’ Antigone s back to 441 BC and features as the last of the three Theban plays, though it was the first to be written. The striking features of Antigone is not only seen in it predating and expanding on the Theban play legend and picking up from Aeschylus’ Seven against Thebes, but also in the way it builds the theme of Creon fulfilling the requirements of a tragic hero. According to Aristotle, the concept of harmatia is central in tragedies. This is to the effect that a tragedy must have a central character who has a flaw in his behavioral traits. This is totally complicit with Creon’s status given that it is a flaw in his behavioral predisposition that leads... ?Insert Introduction The hip of...
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...Antigone by Sophocles of Learning Gender Roles in Antigone by Sophocles Antigone is one of the most famousworks by ancient Greek writer Sophocles. The issue of gender roles are of particular interest since each of the characters demonstrates his/her attitude to gender issues. The play introduces the concepts of gender roles represented in ancient Greek society. In particular, the woman is seen as the keeper of the hearth, who must obey her husband. Men have much more rights and opportunities than women do. For this reason, the act of Antigone has particularly serious consequences, since as a woman she dares to go against the conventional laws (Jacobs, 1996). Despite the ban to bury... Gender Roles in...
The Tragedy of the play Antigone
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...Antigone Introduction The play Antigone by Sophocles describes the tragedy that befalls the lives of both Antigone and Creon. But it is Creon who suffers the fate of the tragic hero. His pride blindfolds him to see his error. Creon’s tragic end is a cause of his pride, arrogance and indiscretion. Unlike in Oedipus Rex where the tragedy is caused by a twist of fate, in Antigone it is caused by human folly. As Creon’s tragedy is more real, the audience can identify with the emotions and relate to the character. Tragedy of the play Antigone The play begins with an atmosphere of impending catastrophe as Antigone decides on an act of defiance. Her act of cremating her brother defying... ? Tragedy of the play...
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
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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...
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...
English Literature
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...Antigone by Sophocles: Why does Antigone say, “If this iswhat you think, I should not want you, even if you asked to come”? Eteocles and Polyneices, both brothers of Antigone and Ismene, fought opposite each other for the throne in the Thebes’ civil war and were both killed. Consequently, the new ruler of Thebes, Creon, decreed that Eteocles be given a place of honor whereas Polyneices be held in disgrace, thereby, the latter’s body was not to be given a burial and was to be left on the battlefield to rot and/or be eaten by scavenging animals, something considered extremely disgraceful in those times. In the beginning of the play, Antigone calls... Your Full Your full Your complete 21 February From...
Mythology Greek Drama Agamemnon Sophocles' Oedipus
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...Sophocles' Oedipus Cycle Three men, Oedipus, Tiresias and Creon, stand out in Sophocles' Trilogy (Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone). Two of them (Creon and Tiresias) outlive the greatest man among them (Oedipus) who happens to be the one who made the most impact in the kingdom of Thebes. These men are characterized as: the proud, angry and intelligent Oedipus; the prophetic, blind yet knowledgeable Tiresias; and the tyrannical, powerful and heraldic Creon. Proud, angry and intelligent Oedipus Oedipus, the king, is a proud person because he knows and he believes he has the qualities that make him a great leader. In fact, he is the savior of the kingdom... The Three Great Men in...
Analysis on Antigone
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...Antigone must defy his decision. The character interactions in the play by Sophocles are defined by their ties within a family and this makes the transition to a setting in which organized crime is involved have a strong potential. The genre of organized crime... ?Running Head: 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...
Analysis on Antigone
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...Antigone must defy his decision. The character interactions in the play by Sophocles are defined by their ties within a family and this makes the transition to a setting in which organized crime is involved have a strong potential. The genre... Running Head: 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 ...
Jesus, Antigone and Augustine
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...Antigone is a fictional character created by the great playwright Sophocles. His characterization of Antigone was meant to evoke strong reactions. On the other hand are Jesus and Augustine, both of whom are historical characters about whom most information is present, however, in the form of legends. Augustine is more of a historical character... ? Jesus, 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...
Illiad, Antigone, and Bhagavad Gita
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...Sophocles, 19) Upon perusing Creon's shortcoming. Rather than traditional readings of the Antigone legend, Anouilh's Antigone does not shield her demonstration of defiance in the name of obedient, religious, or even ethical uprightness. This requirement comes to be particularly clear in the process of her encounter with Creon. In inquiring as to why and in whose name Antigone has revolted, Creon will dynamically strip Antigone's demonstration of its outer inspirations. Antigone will have no "noble motivation," no human purpose behind carrying... ? 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...
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...
ANTIGONE
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...Sophocles). 2. Five Ancient Greek Beliefs, Customs, Views Using Evidence from Antigone The Ancient Greeks believed in appeasing the gods with sacrifices, as evidenced by the testimony of the prophet Tiresias. They also believed that not burying a dead person is the worst kind of fate that can befall a person. Through Tiresias we also find that the Ancient Greeks had a superstition against burying people alive. The Ancient Greeks also viewed going against the gods as having fatal consequences... 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 Eviden...
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...Antigone by Sophocles depicts the character Antigone, who takes on a very interesting and dynamic role by depicting many strong personality traits. She also holds tightly to her strong personal beliefs. I support her actions in the play, as they are noble deeds. With a strong affinity for the dark world of those that are dead, Antigone proves her allegiance foremost to the divine places of the gods, instead of the mortal institutions. The way she speaks her mind and shows Creon; her true feeling makes her behavior and actions very different for other women of her time. The play opens while Antigone invites her sister Ismene to join her to bury their brother Polyneices... Reflection Paper In the play,...
Discuss antigoe and writing about drama
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...Antigone” by Sophocles: Consider the Symbolism of the Tragedy There is an almost common point of view that a man reaches wisdom after he has lived his whole life, that his actions are led by the voice of truth when his head becomes white. It may be questioned as each person has his or her own examples of life experience in front of eyes. Then the next concept appears: what is wisdom, what man can be perceived as a wise. People may find Sophocles’ worldwide known tragedy “Antigone” useful and helpful in this respect because the author depicts a story which casts doubt the decisions of respected and authoritative king who is...
Antigone
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...Sophocles 1117). Oedipus marries his mother and gives birth of two boys and two girls namely Eteocles, Polynices, 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 ...
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...Antigone to death because she vehemently protested the dishonourable events that Polynices was made to undergo in not allowing a proper burial, was another nail in the coffin for Creon. Through the voice of Sophocles the need for showing mercy, giving benediction and forgiving was impressed upon the minds of the audiences, the people of Athens. Through the series of misfortunes on Creon and the unusual turn of events that brought him from the royal throne of Thebes to the grave of sorrow... of instituteS 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...
Antigone
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...Sophocles, 2008, p. 1117). Final 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...
Comparative essay for world literature
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...Antigone and Mrs. Alving – Rebels/Victims of their own Generations The two plays ‘Antigone’ by Sophocles and ‘Ghosts’ by Henrik Ibsen depict tragedies of different kinds set across time frames centuries apart but are successful in evoking a sense of despair, sadness and the helplessness in a succinct and effective manner in the audience. The frailty and helplessness of humans in the face of tragedies has been exposed in both the plays and the emotional faculties of a modern reader or audience are definitely stimulated. ‘Antigone’ written in 442 B.C. by Sophocles is a Greek tragedy about the life of the daughter of Oedipus, the late King of Thebes who suffers a tragic... Your first and sur Your Due...
"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... ?...
Antigone
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...Antigone, a play by Sophocles, is based on the story starting with two brothers, Polyneices and Eteocles, who died fighting a war against each other. Creon, the new king of thebes decided not to bury Polyneices as he considered him to be the rebel. Antigone, his sister thought that it was wrong and decided to carry out the deed herself. She called ismene outside the palace for her help but she refused. Meanwhile Creon went to the chorus of theban elders and asked them to support his verdict and they vowed allegiance to him. Then, a sentry came and told Creon that Polyneices has been buried... Inserts His/her Inserts Inserts Grade Inserts Here (Day, Month, Year) Antigone Aristotle, a logician and teacher ...
Antigone
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...Antigone had to bury her brother all alone during the night (Rosenberg). The famed author of “King Oedipus” and “Antigone”, Sophocles, was born in 496 B.C and lived to be ninety. He was born to a wealthy family so that he was given the best education during his time. Consequently, he became one of the best writers to survive fame to modern days. He is known to have written more than a hundred plays and ninety-six of which won first prize in the Athenian festivals held in the honor of Dionysius, the god of wine. Unluckily, only a few of his works survived (Rosenberg). Sophocles is recorded not only as a respected literary...
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...
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...Sophocles 68). The two often find themselves faced by challenges in interrelation and lifestyle changes. Works Cited Sophocles. Sophocles I: Oedipus The King, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone (The Complete Greek Tragedies), Edited by David Grene and Richmond Lattimore. Print.... The King Oedipus in Sophocles The play captures the theme of generation diversity in the plot and its development. Differences in the characters’ preference show a distinct difference in the manner in which persons relate. The King is a character that can be best described as a hippie and is reflective of the differences in generations, between his family and his grandmother. The challenges in the generation are a theme that is...
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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...
Antigone
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...Antigone under a sentence of death at the end, Sophicles demonstrates that the balance of these priorities was very close, but the change of heart experienced by Creon when he rushes to un-entomb her illustrates the concept that family and the gods were more important, if only marginally. Her death, followed immediately by the death of Creon’s own son, further underscores this sense of priority, as loyalty to the state has cost Creon the family he had hoped to watch grow to succeed him. Works Cited Johnston, Ian (Trans.). Sophicles Antigone. (2005). February 12, 2007 Lathan, Peter. “Dic Edwards, Pip Utton and Jean Anouilh.” Theatre in Wales. May 5, 2002. February 12, 2007 ... The Importance of ...
King Creon and Antigone
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...Antigone and King Creon. According to King Creon, Polynices who is one of their brothers that had died in the war does not deserve a proper burial because he fought against his people (Sophocles 2). On the other hand, Antigone argues that it is crucial for her brother to be given a proper burial because he is their blood. This variation in thought about the burial of Polynices is the one that led to the emergence of other issues. In the play, it is also evident that there was a clash of wills between Antigone and King Creon. This is evidenced by Antigone’s view about the essence of maintaining and observing the family’s... King Creon and Antigone Despite being related as brother and sister, King Creon...
Clytemnestra and Antigone
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...ANTIGONE In the “Antigone,” Antigone’s actions are justified through her devotion to natural law. This commitment is understood best in terms of what Greek audiences in classical antiquity viewed as a most unusual household tragedy. The debate of human law versus natural law is a key motif in the “Antigone” and Antigone struggles with it through her actions (Sophocles 27). More specifically, Antigone violates Creon’s laws to commemorate her brother, as the gods would expect of her. As a result, Antigone acts on her own since she believes the laws of man are wrong and do... Clytemnestra and Antigone INTRODUCTION In the “Agamemnon,” Clytemnestra’s actions are justified by considering the law from a...
Antigone And Feminism: How Has Antigone Empowered Women?
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...Antigone. This is one of the Three Theban Plays written by Sophocles that focus on Antigone, an admirable civil rebellious woman who stood for democracy and justice for her family by heroically defying the exploitative power of Creon, her authoritarian uncle (Sophocles, 1984). This paper will first seek to understand the development of the story then describe how Antigone displays feminism as a way of women empowerment in today’s society. Discussion Antigone is probably the first of Sophocles three Theban plays, although... ?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...
Antigone the Ideal Leader
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...Sophocles' Antigone is one such literary character that exudes with the requisite nobility, strength and courage to stand for what is right, despite facing the risk of being susceptible to an unfavorable and avoidable outcome, which is the true and unexceptional trait of a natural leader. In Sophocles' famous tragedy Antigone, the central character Antigone is presented and unraveled amidst a unique and peculiar set of circumstances, where she is a hapless witness to the dereliction... of the of the Concerned 8 May 2009 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...
Sophocles Research Paper
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...Sophocles, vi-xi). Writings of Sophocles: The tragedies written by Sophocles as available in the present times include Azax, Electra, Philoctetes, Antigone, Trachinle, Edipus Tyrannus, and Edipus Coloneus. The play of Ajax involves the death of the character called Ajax as a result of disappointment resulting from not receiving an honor after Achilles’ death which instead was received by Ulysses. The story reflects disappointment, murders, and Ajax killing of own life. Other characters in the play also had significant roles to act on like Teucer who was the half-brother of Ajax. Sophocles significantly presented... Sur 6 December Sophocles Introduction: Sophocles was a famous tragic who lived several...
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