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...
Character Analysis: Comparing the life, death and its consequences of Jean Anouilh's Antigone and Creon
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...Character Analysis: Comparing the life, death and its consequences of Jean Anouilh's Antigone and Creon Jean Anouilh’s Antigone entails a story that revolves around a conflict, which is between Antigone, and idealist, and her rigid uncle. Her uncle is Creon and they have a serious conflict over Antigone’s bother proper burial. On the other hand, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad revolves around ivory business. This paper is based on cross-text character analysis of the play Antigone by Jean Anouilh and the story, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad. The analysis reflects...
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... ...
Antigone
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...Antigone hanging herself while Haemon kills himself together with her mother, Eurydice. Antigone has the character of a rebellious girl that is noble and wise. She is defiant of the rules that are given by Creon and goes on to have her way. She is truthful, she does not refuse that she buried her brother. She is courageous since she took the body to go and bury. In addition, she is an intelligent character. Her sister, Ismene is a coward; she is not easily persuaded and is a person that likes to play safe. Besides, she is submissive, kind and obedient. Creon’s pride is evident, he refuses to intervene after the prophesy causing him the life... Part The play opens with Thebe’s civil war that results to...
Antigone
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...character of the main issues. The development of female heroism is depicted in the play by the actions of Antigone. Heroism and feminism has been in conflict over the years until in the last two decades... ? Literary analysis of 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...
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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 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...
Antigone
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...Antigone" on page 742. Your update should include at least the three main characters you've read about so far and the chorus, as well as the basic conflict. It can include as many other... ?Topic Journal 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...
Antigone and Creon
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...Antigone leads to serious failures and death of the character. Antigone believes in the moral obligation and family duty, but Creon believes in human laws as greater than the deity (Sophocles 34). Both instances deal with the issues of respect, but different perceptions are presented that are integral in the development of the radical views. The views are very similar, but personal ego ensured there is a lack of consensus. Creon is very inflexible and cannot offer the necessary reasoning. The defying the law of Creon lead to a serious challenge for Antigone, but the move is opposed by the Creon’s son. The end product of...
Antigone
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...characters in his or her way because he or she gets them being presented in a convinced manner. It is true that there are many and great movies of Antigone and they are amazing due to the computer graphics and special effects these days. Additionally, there are definitely many things to be said about the movies’ experience. They are fun, they are faster than reading, and have a wow factor. However, reading the play “Conformity and Rebellion... 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...
Antigone
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...Antigone, who wishes to bury her brother Polynices respectfully as well, she tells her sister Ismene: ‘Creon is not strong enough to stand in my way’ (Line 35). When the guards find that the body has been taken and buried, they inform King Creon who is enraged. He immediately sentences Antigone to death too, giving her the benefit of a day’s food and water to lie in a cave awaiting her final fate. Haimon is appalled at his father’s change of character and appeals to spare Antigone’s life, which is denied. He begins to hate his... of the of the English Submitted English 2 Lesson 4 and 5 Lesson # 4 In "Antigone," Haimon has a difficult relationship with his father. Explain how he relates to his father for ...
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...
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 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...
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... the instrument to amending the flaws of the justice...
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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...characters are depicted taking up positions which demonstrate a number of different heroic qualities. This paper analyses the role of each character in turn, using the 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...
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 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... the instrument to amending the flaws of the justice system...
Antigone the Ideal Leader
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...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 leader is one's...
Sophocles Antigone
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...Antigone but they end up disagreeing. Antigone is taken to a cave while Ismene is set free. Creole is warned that he faces the wrath of the gods by condemning Antigone and not burying her brother. This prompts him top ask for the advice and he is instructed to free Antigone and bury her brother. The story ends in tragedy as a messenger reports that Antigone and Haemon had taken their lives. Eurydice, the kings’ wife also kills herself adding more grief to the king. The king sees his actions had caused all this and learns that the proud are disliked by the gods. The characters in the play Sophocles Creon He displays the character of a tyrant when he refuses to accept the love binding... Sohpocles...
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...
Hero of Antigone
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...character is, and thus one of the parts that make a hero. It is irrelevant that he decided all too late; what is important is that he did finally acknowledge that he had made a mistake and went forth with his own hands to bury Polyneices. It is a very subtle off-spin to the definition of strength and courage, which Antigone is more obviously representative of, but nonetheless a vital part of a hero; the ability to recognize his... Who is the hero of 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...
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...
Compare and Contrast Antigone and Creon from the play 'Antigone' by Jean Anouilh
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...Antigone is mainly a play about the perennial human conflict between the thirst for expression and the wrath of the state for defying submission. Although the story of Antigone is part of the Oedipus legend on the curse on the house of Labdacus, like all true literature it transforms itself into our own story, our own curse. The character of Antigone reminds one of Emerson's famous dictum: Trust thyself. Every heart vibrates to that iron spring. Or, more appropriately: To be great... ANTIGONE AND CREON: IMAGINATION v. CONVENTION. Antigone by Jean Anouilh is a modernized version of the original Greek play by Sophocles. Anouilh's plays fall into two groups called 'rose plays' and 'black plays'...
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 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...
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...
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, Oedipus and Othello
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...Antigone is a tragedy of a princess and Oedipus and Othello speaks the tragic saga of two kings from two different parts of the world facing their predicament at two different times, yet are united by their grief and suffering evolved out of misunderstanding, betrayal and infidelity with all-pervasive elements of destiny extending and exercising its spell on the characters of the play. Antigone was probably composed by Sophocles before or in the year of 442 B.C. Chronologically, Antigone stands in the third position among the three Theban Plays but it is assumed to be written first. The play focuses... ?Compare the Plays Antigone, Oedipus and Othello and Discussion of Their Big Roles Introduction The...
Character Profile - Vocab Writing
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...Antigone followed the exalted law of Justice who dwells with the gods. “The unwritten laws of heaven are not of today nor yesterday, buf from all time”, she added. There was no one to arbitrate in the dispute. Antigone’s defense of herself only met with apathy on the part of Creon and an adverse reaction from his followers who advocated punishment for the girl. The turn of events exacerbated the situation. One cannot brand her defense as BRASH or BRUSQUE for she was fighting for her life. Yet anyone even today would delineate her character as noble and aesthetic. No one would brand her impassioned words... A BLEAK Biography of Antigone Antigone’s life, far from being BLITHE and BOMBASTIC, was...
Discuss the role played by morality or obligation in Antigone
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...Antigone over Creon, as an absolution of the individual’s appreciation of right and wrong over the assertions of the state and nothing more. In the story Antigone, the literary style of tragedy is accentuated by the arrangement of the events from order to chaos. The two central characters in the story were the tragic heroine Antigone and pragmatic but weary ruler Creon. Both Antigone and Creon primarily played significant roles in the story; yet, the former one was the character who brought about relevant changes in the kingdom through her insistence... Morality in Sophocles’ Antigone I. Introduction Sophocle’s Antigone is a play that highlights morality in a tragic manner. It is play that illustrates a ...
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...
What makes Sophocles's Antigone a paradigm of the very idea of tragedy?
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...Antigone” is often compared with the myth about Oedipus. The plot of the tragedy is not complicated. Its main character Antigone (the daughter of king Oedipus), despite the decree of Creon (the legitimate ruler of Thebes), performs funeral rites over the body of one of her fallen brothers Polynices, who led foreign troops to Thebes... Professor Name Institution, course number Date 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 generatio...
Power of Higher Authority in significant relevance to Antigone by Sophocles and Another Antigone by A.R Gurney.
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...Antigone, with Henry Harper assuming a key position of power within in the Department of Classics. He is a tragicomic character in an academic environment that is struggling with reduced government funding and decreasing student enthusiasm. It is in this backdrop that Judy Miller plays out her tryst with power. (Diski 49) Miller, a candidate for valedictorian, presents her bold reworking of Antigone in blank verse form in the place of a formal term paper. Taken aback by this disrespect for rules, the professor exclaims “Another Antigone!" in reference to both the work being presented and its author. At this point a antagonistic... ?How does power of Higher ity manifest in Antigone by Sophocles and...
Illiad, Antigone, and Bhagavad Gita
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...character or the mortal artist; the divine beings know the mortals' distress, as they assume the biggest part in bringing it. In the 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 ...
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...
Antigones Bones by W.B. Worthen
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...Antigone’s bones, the author isolates the dramatic performance from the trajectories of the principal philosophical and cultural views of the past which promote the interpretation of the objects that change themselves. The author’s view of what an outlook of behavior is introduces readers to the ability of individuals to the primary text. The author introduces the element of performance other than the organic verbal expression. Rather than viewing the performance of character’s speech and those who make speeches, the author states that this is only an enunciation of the verbal order in the play. From this article, readers are given the chance of imagining the work of dramatic writings... Summary of...
Tragic Dramas of Oedipus Rex and Antigone
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...Antigone are good examples of this kind of tragic drama. To qualify as a tragic drama, Aristotle identified three main factors that were present in every tragic drama and which were essential to the plot development. These factors were referred to as hamartia, anagnorisis and peripeteia. The term hamartia commonly refers the idea of a tragic flaw (Aristotle, 1282). It is the concept that a noble person will fail due to some inherent flawed portion of his character which causes him to engage in a specific behavior pattern or make an error in judgment rather than due to the manipulations of a vengeful god or as a result of violating the gods' laws. Although the audience might see it, even... Tragic Dramas ...
Gender Role in Antigone by Sophocles and Sure Thing by David Ives
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...Antigone, which is a strong point of the female gender in the novel. It is commonly accepted that females are the more persistent gender, as have to bear male repression throughout their lives without raising their voices; they have to bear and raise kids with inner strength and determination; and, they have to live their lives according to men’s rules. This needs persistence. The novel shows persistence in Antigone’s character, who keeps on struggling against Creon’s decision of not burying her brother, even when she had to end up in jail and take her life. Although Ismene... ?[Your full October 18, Gender Role in Antigone and Sure Thing Gender role has been a main areaof concern in literature, and many ...
Comparing oedipus and antigone as tragic heroes
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...character of Oedipus himself is almost synonymous with tragedy. Oedipus lives in a cosmological universe governed by a force that knows the route of his fate but has no control over it; Antigone lives in a universe governed by a force that controls her fate but doesn't know the route it will take. Oedipus is a tragic hero who meets the qualifications set down by Aristotle in line... Antigone and Oedipus as Tragic Figures The conception of tragic heroes has changed significantly since Aristotle first laid down the rules for defining tragedy in his Poetics. In its origins in ancient Greek drama, a tragic hero could only be a member of royalty and almost always male. By Shakespeare's day the gender...
In Sophocles' Antigone, Creon best fulfills the requirements of the tragic hero. Support this claim with quotes and paraphrases
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...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 Sophocles’...
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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 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...
Creons Development of Political Authority in Antigone
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...Antigone is doing, but it is based upon an unjust pronouncement from political authority. She is being, in Aristotle's phrase, "separated from law and justice", and thus turns to her own will to tell her what to do. Creon, a little later in the play, reveals that he does possess an extraordinary amount of political insight, at least in a theoretical, if not a practical sense. Thus he says that "no man has a mind that can be fully known, in character or judgment, till he rules and makes law; only then can he be tested in the public eye." (l.175-177) The words of a an astute and wise politician one might think... Creon's Development of Political ity in Antigone Antigone is a play that deals with many...
Creon and the Concepts of Arete, Hubris, Ate and Nemesis in Antigone
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...Antigone The character of Creon in Antigone can be analyzed in relation to the ical concepts of arete, hubris, ate and nemesis. Creon pretends to be a man of arte (one who has reached the pinnacle of human virtue), but he only reveals his extreme hubris (excessive pride or arrogance expressed in acts and words of petty revenge or self-gratification). This hubris leads to the ate (supreme folly) of the ill-advised actions and words that ensure his nemesis (the downfall that is his just retribution). When Creon finally becomes King, after having been one or two steps away from the throne all his life, he wants to begin his reign... on the right foot. He wishes to project the picture of a...
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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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