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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,...
Antigone by Sophocles
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...Sophocles text in English translation (2005) as the main source, and referring occasionally to the Yorgas film (1961) to illustrate how one famous interpretation makes their motivations plain. The analysis shows that despite frequent professions of noble ambitions, all of the characters in Antigone are motivated by selfishness, including Creon, Antigone and even the Chorus of Theban elders. In the opening scene Ismene appears to be timid and she hides behind her gender to avoid... ?Visual Arts and Film Studies: 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 ...
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...Sophocles had an impact on Western culture and even given a tribute for his achievement. The success of Sophocles is based on the educational background. Part three Seamus Heaney is a poet of Irish origin. He was a playwright, translator and lecture. He won the1995 Nobel Prize in literature. He was born on April 13th 1939 at Castledawson, studies at queen’s university of Belfast and St Columb’s College. He won several rewards in the literature including the T. S. Eliot prize. He has written several plays and poems including analysis of other works of art including the analysis of the Antigone play. Seamus worked with Dominique Le Gendre to create an opera based on the play Antigone written... Part one...
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...
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...
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 ...
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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...
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...
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...
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...
Discuss the role played by morality or obligation in Antigone
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...Antigone comply with the standards of morality on burying the dead body of Polyneice, but also, she would not let Ismene take the charge for having done the job because this would put Ismene into trouble. This causes the reader to draw conclusions about Antigone that she was daring, courageous, bold, prudent and considerate. She offered so much importance to her moral values that she would happily embrace death to live up to them. To her, all that mattered was that her punishment of death would speak of the nobility of her beliefs, and she knew that the reward would be immortal unlike the terrestrial life. An in-depth analysis of the story tells us that morality or obligation play... ? 27 January, Role...
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...
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...
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...
What makes Sophocles's Antigone a paradigm of the very idea of tragedy?
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...Sophocles’s Antigone as a paradigm of the idea of tragedy “Antigone” is a tragedy of ancient Greece play writer Sophocles. It is written on the mythological manner and reveals one of the main conflict, peculiar for that period of time - the contradiction between the laws of the generation and state. The aim of this work is to reveal the signs, which make the play a paradigm of the idea of tragedy and analyze them. The philosophical analysis of the tragedy "Antigone" is impossible without the understanding of the notion of "tragic". The concept of the tragedy goes beyond literature, and has not only... Professor Name Institution, course number Date Sophocl...
Characters analysis
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...Sophocles 34), Creon stays adamant in his displeasure with the dead man, and insists that he not be buried with any rights. Antigone bravely goes ahead with attempts at burial, showing that she respects the honor of the dead more than Creon does. Antigone is good – Creon is not. This, however, represents a somewhat simplistic analysis of the text. Antigone certainly is willing to do the ‘right thing’ her interests align with those of the gods, and she is willing to follow them through. She also uses the word “honor” frequently, along with many calls to the importance of family, all things that Creon should value (Sophocles 23). Antigone... Prof’s Antigone and Creon: Pragmatism and Honor Antigone...
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, Oedipus and Othello
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...analysis of the themes present in the plays, culminates a perspective quintessential for the understanding of the role of these plays in comprehending the societies from which they have evolved. Comparison To compare the Greek plays Antigone and Oedipus with that of Othello by William Shakespeare, the first thing that will come under the scanner for choosing the parameter of comparison is the lapse of time running between the composition of Antigone, Oedipus and Othello. Yet, there are certain pre-cognitive planes... ?Compare the Plays 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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 Elements of Drama
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...Sophocles play Antigone is the first Sophocles’ feminist. According to the ancient Greeks, a feminist character faces many odds in the quest of fighting against a male chauvinistic society. Antigone faces a major conflict between her and Creon, the king of Thebes. Creon has passed a decree against the burying of Polyneices as he had betrayed Thebes by waging war against his own country. However, Antigone feels that Creon, despite being the king, has no right of preventing her from burying her brother. She buries her and therefore becomes prone to execution by the laws on the land. Antigone feels that although Creon is a man, he is weak than she... . There is a conflict in philosophies at this...
Analysis of oedipus the king
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...Analysis of Oedipus the King A genius like Aristotle considers Sophocles’s Oedipus the King, a perfect tragedy. Sophocles (495-405 B. C), was born in 495 B. C. in Athens. This story is realistic and narrow in focus. It generates strong emotions in the viewers. The author creates a perfect tragic hero and his imperfection and his errors in judgment are supposed to go in tandem with his fate. He strongly believes that he can challenge fate, without the realization that the latent force of the fate can outsmart him. In Oedipus the King, fate exercises its power again and again. In this tragedy, the working of the fate is comparable to the subject of modern psycho-analysis, as he... Essay, English Topic:...
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...
Comparing the Depiction of Gender roles in Two Unlikely Literatures. Sophocle and David Ives
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...analysis of both plays bring forth the verdict that the depiction of gender roles is at some points different and in some ways similar, which is certainly due to the changed circumstances, priorities and perceptions of society. Sophocles play depicts an utterly oppressive male dominated society where women are subordinates. Sophocles although presents a new and much-anticipated avatar of females through Antigone, but in the end she is unable... Comparing the Depiction of Gender roles in Two Unlikely Literatures Gender role, especially the stature of females in the society and in the eyes of males has been a common topic of literary works in every era and generation till date. Be it an ancient Theban...
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...
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...
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 ...
Antigone
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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). 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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...analysis of Sophocles’ ideas in Antigone and Plato’s The Trial and Death of Socrates will be used as the reference to the analysis. In his book Antigone, Sophocles explores on the punishment which disobedient people in Thebes, kingdom of Greek. It also showed the various methods used in ruling the kingdom. The author, in his choice of using... Political Implications of Sophocles’ Book, Antigone People express their personal views and thoughts through different ways and means. Mostly, they will choose their professions to express their ideologies. Authors, through their work create imaginary pictures and characters which they then use to convey the message of their thoughts and what they believe in....
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...
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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...
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 ...
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...
"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 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...
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 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” 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...
Antigone
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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 ...
Machiavelli The Prince
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...Sophocles Play Antigone Machiavelli the prince Machiavelli ideologies on the rules presents a controversial philosophical and political analysis of the rulers and the subjects. With harsh political rulers and submissive society during his time, his analysis of political figures and dictators offers a philosophical and more real approach. During his time, the leaders were to act in the face of conflicting personal and societal conflicts. The ideals of a leader should be anchored on the fundamental protection of the citizens interest and at the same time nurture a personal legacy through creating admiration or fear in actions. In the play "Sophocles... by Antigone" there are...
Drama Essay
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...Sophocles Oedipus Rex. New York: Chelsea House Publishers. Hölderlin, F., Constantine, D., & Sophocles. (2001). Hölderlins Sophocles: Oedipus & Antigone. Tarset: Bloodaxe. Sophocles, Storr, F., & Parker, P. M. (2005). Sophocles Oedipus trilogy. San Diego: ICON Classics. Sophocles, Yeats, W. B., & Curtis, J. R. (2008). Sophocles Oedipus at Colonus: Manuscript Materials. Ithaca: Cornell University Press. Sophocles & Bagg, M. (2004). The Oedipus plays of Sophocles: Oedipus the king, Oedipus at Kolonos, and Antigone. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press.... . Aristotle developed a categorization of literature and storytelling. Tragedy is one of the areas he explicitly defined and...
Antigone
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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... ....
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