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...Antigone underneath the earth alive was a direct defiance of a creature’s purpose, it was merciless and atrocious. Tiresias warned Creon of not burying Antigone alive as it was improper of letting a body perish underneath the earth alive. In this play the tussle or indecision of Creon causes him the loss of his wife, son and daughter-in-law. His ignorance of good omen and obedience to the greater cause, the advice of the Chorus caused him deep agony and misfortune. He was still the king of Thebes but had lost his near and dear ones only because the rules of man, his self-developed rules about... of instituteS Antigone Philosophy [Pick the In the play Antigone, the rule of God or nature is portrayed in a ...
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...Antigone” n. p.). However, both Polyneices and Eteocles where actually killed in the civil war, making way for Creon to actually occupy the throne (“Antigone” n. p.). In this case, Creon actually decreed that Eteocles would be honored while Polyneices would be publicly humiliated through depriving him of burial, leaving his body to worms and vultures (“Antigone” n. p.). Such decree was actually approved of by the chorus; however, Antigone, Creon’s sister, actually disapproved of such law, and secretly buried the body of Polyneices (“Antigone” n. p.). Soon, Antigone... ? “Antigone” and the Balance between the Laws of God and the Laws of Man Introduction One of the most famous tragedies written by the...
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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" 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...
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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... ....
The Greek Tragedy "Antigone" by Sophocles
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...chorus. In this scene the chorus praises man because he is able to avoid all of nature’s snares except death. Following this statement the sentry returns, this time accompanied with Antigone as his prisoner. The sentry states that he caught Antigone attempting to bury the body. Creon questions Antigone about the sentry’s claims and she confirms that she did in fact attempt to bury her brother’s body. While Creon condemns Antigone’s actions, she maintains that she acted in a virtuous way by following an unwritten law. Next Creon brings Ismene forward and questions her involvement. The elder’s recognize that Ismene is innocent, but Creon still demands she... ?Antigone Sophocles’ Antigone is the third of...
Antigone Was a Coward
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...Chorus is to explain what is going on, and they often mention how people are guided by fate, as for example in the words “There’s no release for mortal human beings./ not from events which destiny has set (Antigone, lines 1337-1338). From this perspective Polyneices has to die, and Creon has to enforce the law, because it is their destiny to do so. They do not have any choice in the matter. Antigone’s destiny is to be a woman and stand by with no power, watching this happening, and mourning her brother and the shame of his non-buried state. If she had truly been heroic, then she would have faced... insulting, because it does not acknowledge the sister relationship, and it rejects the offer of...
Examine the Role of the Chorus in Plays
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...chorus between the Greek classical period and the modern scenario could become far-stretched as there is a great divide between them with respect to the purpose and ethos. In the play, Antigone, by Brecht, the chorus is seen asking questions related to the economic and political theory that underlies the class hierarchy and Brecht’s class-based interpretation of this play.31 Hence the chorus here becomes a pointer for the audience to look deeper into the existing social dynamics and to question it. But just as Aristotle envisaged, in this modern context also, the chorus becomes a major ‘actor’ in the play through this complex transformation.32 It has... ?Examine the role of the chorus in two or more...
Antigone by Sophocles
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...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 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....
Clytemnestra and Antigone
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...Antigone to act unjustly. Creon could not allow others to view him as weak by changing his judgment over Antigone’s ruling although others believed that changing his mind was an appropriate course of action (66). ANTIGONE AND AGAMEMNON In both plays, other characters respond to Clytemnestra, Antigone, and Agamemnon’s actions in different ways (Aeschylus 95). First, Oedipus, Creon, and Polynices are unwilling to recognize the negative effects of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra’s actions (Heffernan 141). At the same time, the chorus shows Antigone’s shamelessness in her belief that her actions were right and just... . From this point of view, Antigone is very similar to her father as...
Antigone And Feminism: How Has Antigone Empowered Women?
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...Chorus just before her death while telling Creon that the men were on her side, referring to Chorus. She also claimed Eteocle’s support though he was dead, and because of this, she hoped that eventually she would have Creon’s support (Sheree 1999). Antigone kept pushing for what she wanted no matter the circumstances, and this also applies to women and the need to maximize their abilities to get what they want in regard to positive changes in their lives. They should not be sited and hope for things to change, instead they should stand and fight... ?Antigone and Feminism: How Have Antigone Empowered Women? Antigone and Feminism: How Have Antigone Empowered Women? Abstract In ancient societies, women were ...
Examine the role of the chorus in two or more plays.
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...chorus between the Greek classical period and the modern scenario could become far-stretched as there is a great divide between them with respect to the purpose and ethos. In the play, Antigone, by Brecht, the chorus is seen asking questions related to the economic and political theory that underlies the class hierarchy and Brecht’s class-based interpretation of this play.31 Hence the chorus here becomes a pointer for the audience to look deeper into the existing social dynamics and to question it. But just as Aristotle envisaged, in this modern context also, the chorus becomes a major ‘actor’ in the play through this complex... Examine the role of the chorus in two or more plays. Sophocles’ Oedipus at...
Antigone Written Response
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...chorus closes the play by saying that Gods punish the proud. But the chorus reminds the audience that such punishment brings wisdom too. “This is the law/ That seeing the stricken heart/ Of pride brought down / We learn when we are old.” (Lines, 1350-53, Ibid PP162) SIGNIFICANCE OF THE FINAL SCENE: The final scene is where Creon comes to know of the consequences of his actions. He wanted to correct himself; but it was late. He had gone out to free Antigone from the cave where she was imprisoned, but by the time he reaches there she had hanged herself. Haemon, Creon’s son who wanted... CREON AND ANTIGONE: The most often asked question about the play Antigone by Sophocles, one of the three great Greek of...
Short Story: Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone by Sophocles Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone includes several themes: loyalty to family and supremacy of law, the nature of state. Themes develop as the conflict between Creon and Antigone unfolds. The tragedy is set in the Greek city of Thebes. The choice of the setting makes allusions to the myths about the curse of Oedipus and influences the tone of the tragedy. Since Antigone is Oedipus’ daughter, she is doomed to die. In addition to concept of destiny the play elaborates on duty, pride. Sophocles includes different characters’ perspectives on the moral issues. The characters are portrayed through their actions rather than through direct characterization by Chorus... . As the...
Antigone: the character of Creon.
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...Antigone, line 210) and is deeply concerned to protect his citizens against any threat. His harsh decision to prevent the decent burial of Polyneices, is, however a step too far for the Chorus, who hint that he should confine himself to dealing with those who are living, and leave the fate of the dead to the gods: “Son of Menoikeos,.../it seems to me you now control all laws,/ concerning those who’ve died and us as well –” (Antigone, lines 211-214) The mention of his ancestry points out the importance in Greek society of reverence for family, especially when they are dead... ?Antigone: the character of Creon. The tragic figure of Antigone, who gives her to the play by Sophocles, is usually regarded as...
Making Sense of Antigone
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...Antigone's characterization is that she was able to interact with all of the characters in the play. There was Ismene, Haemon, the chorus, Creon, and, of course, Euridice. Antigone has strongly affected each of these characters, making her rebellion contagious and effective at the end. She was able to change... ?Making Sense of 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...
The Tragedy of the play Antigone
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...Antigone has all the characteristics of a tragedy. The plot consists of a conflict between the two opposing characters. There is a rise in action as the conflict intensifies and the climax is reached. There is a shared experience of catharsis between the characters and the audience. The chorus heightens the dramatic effect with song and words of wisdom. Work Cited Sophocles. Antigone. Trans. Jebb. R. C. The Internet Classics Archive. Web Atomic. 2009. retrieved 16th May 2011 from ... ? Tragedy of the play 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...
Discuss the various reactions that the Choragos and Chorus undergo throughout the play at various key points in Oedipus Rex.
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...Antigone’s brother in their struggle for leadership positions. Within the first section of the play, Chorus reactions support Antigone’s actions and decisions. Creon, who was the King as this part of the play, gave a decree preventing any member of the kingdom from staging a burial ceremony for Polynices. According to the king, Polynices proved their disloyalty and betrayed the empire; hence does not deserve respect even at burial (Sophocles 201). At this section, Chorus reacts to Creon’s decree by insinuating that the new king plans to abuse power. The group of elders emphasize on the importance of respecting the law of the land and those of gods by leaders... Chorus Reactions in Oedipus Play In the...
Analysis on Antigone
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...Antigone into a modern version provides for the same themes to be explored and will make the setting of Japanese organized crime an interesting and compelling venue. The chorus is eliminated in order to comply with modern ideas of how a script should be written. Moreover, the way in which the body of Polyneices, now Ryoji, is handled and what is denied to him has been changed. The basic themes are still available, however, and the treatment has the potential to be a very interesting story... ?Running Head: ANTIGONE Antigone in the Japanese Yakuza Organized Crime Setting Antigone in the Japanese Yakuza Organized Crime Setting Summary For a...
Analyze the relationship of three heroes to their gods: Odysseus and Athena, Oedipus and Apollo, and Antigone with the Zeus.
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...Antigone and Zeus where, Antigone epitomizing loyalty and justice, still experiences a tragic end. Zeus, the king of heaven, is the protector of justice and morality in this play. He is repeatedly portrayed as hating pride and arrogance by the chorus; “For Zeus hates excessively the boasts of a great tongue” (Antigone, 125). Despite her strength and strong will, Antigone laments at the endless episodes of tragedy befalling them: Ismene, my dear sister... ? Greek mythology is filled with wondrous and powerful gods with heroes trying to impress, challenge or face them. One such example is that of Odysseus in “The Odyssey” and his relationship with Athena, the goddess of war. She portrays a strong...
Comparison of the three plays in the Oedipus Trilogy in regards to the function of the chorus and how the character of Creon is
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...Chorus similarly attempts to send Oedipus away and out of Colonus, as it views him as the source of the curse.(242–251). An attempt to maintain state of balance and prevent upheaval is found in Antigone is when it questions the tyranny of King Creon (909–962). Chorus therefore has a role of maintaining peace... Oedipus Trilogy: The Function of the Chorus and How the Character of Creon is presented. Both Creon and Chorus are of fundamental value throughout the Oedipus trilogy. The Chorus plays a role of cautioning and advocating for goodness, stability, sense of wisdom and respect for the law. In terms of stage participation, Creon happens to be the most dominant character in the Oedipus trilogy after...
Analysis on Antigone
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...Antigone into a modern version provides for the same themes to be explored and will make the setting of Japanese organized crime an interesting and compelling venue. The chorus is eliminated in order to comply with modern ideas of how a script should be written. Moreover, the way in which the body of Polyneices, now Ryoji, is handled and what is denied to him has been changed. The basic themes are still available, however... 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, Polyn...
Analytical Questions on Oedipus the King and Antigone
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...Antigone and the subsequent two suicides that follow. Diction also impacts how major characters respond to their downfalls, like when Oedipus learns that Jocasta kills herself, and when Creon discovers two bodies await him in the palaces. Diction and language impact themes of hubris and fates, by expressing how the Chorus and other characters believe in the strength of fates over humanity's will. Language, for instance, changes when Oedipus realizes his misdeeds. His diction shows his fall from hubris. 8.Tone Sophocles uses changes in tone to demonstrate the conflicts among characters. For instance, in “Antigone,” Antigone...
In Sophocles' Antigone, Creon best fulfills the requirements of the tragic hero. Support this claim with quotes and paraphrases
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...Antigone exists for the admonition of the rest of humanity. By extension, the essence of the story is that humanity is entirely weak despite the many achievements it may realize. The consummation of human weakness is death. This notion is well underscored in the two strophes and two antistrophes that divide the ode into four sections. As a chorus, Strophe II elaborates the achievements of man but reiterates that man has an inevitable destiny with death. The same is underscored by the first Stasimon of Antigone. Herein, the chorus praises the awesomeness of man as the most outstanding wonder... ?Insert Introduction The hip of Sophocles’ Antigone s back to 441 BC and features as the last of the three...
Does Either Antigone or Creon Get Reality Right, and is Either a Success?
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...Antigone or Creon Get Reality Right, and is either a Success? Sophocles’ plays Oedipus the King, Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus portray the life experiences of Oedipus, his family and close relatives as they go through different tribulations and tragedies. Antigone and Creon are among the main characters that play very important roles in the three plays. Considering their attitude and actions and measuring their understanding about the world and other people, neither Antigone nor Creon gets reality right. Despite Antigone’s devotion to his father and brother and Creon’s concern to save the state, their open conflict and failure to resolve it prevent their fulfillment and success... ? Does either...
Creons Development of Political Authority in Antigone
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...Chorus pay lip-service to Creon's power, but essentially vote with their feet, or lack of movement of their feet, in actually becoming part of his plan. When the inevitable happens and Creon becomes responsible, not only for Antigone's death, but also for his son's, he appears, a solitary figure who had misunderstood the true nature of political authority. The Chorus says, "now here is the king himself, he carries in his arms a reminder . . . pointing clearly to the madness that destroys, and its no else's but his own. The sin was his." (my emphasis). Indeed. Political power wielded through the spear, thus bringing forced (but not...
Tragic Dramas of Oedipus Rex and Antigone
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...Chorus makes the observation that “The maiden’s stubborn will, of stubborn sire / The offspring shows itself. She knows not yet / To yield to evils.” (517-19). Without being able to at least temper her speech to the king, she has no hope of escaping the fatal punishment he has planned. Antigone's pride and sense of herself is so great that she doesn't even try to conceal her illegal actions from the king. Instead, she walks right up to her brother's body in full daylight... Tragic Dramas of Oedipus Rex and Antigone In the days of ancient Greece and Rome, people didn't have such easy access to entertainment as we do now. For these ancient people, one of the highlights of the year was the ability to go to ...
Creon and the Concepts of Arete, Hubris, Ate and Nemesis in Antigone
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...Antigone, Creon decrees an even harsher punishment for her. He would go further and mete the same punishment to the innocent Ismene, were it not for the objections raised by the Chorus. Creon may have believed that people would attribute... Creon and the Concepts of Arete, Hubris, Ate and Nemesis in 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-ad...
Antigone by Sophocles and Ancient Greek Civilization
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...Antigone, and had not wished to lose his fiance. Creon failed to adhere to his so wishes, but releases Ismene banishing her from the land. Furthermore, the prophet Teiresias warned the king against defying the gods wishes to bury Polyneices and warning him of a tragedy. The events witnessed Theban citizens recite a chorus that reminded the king that the prophet had never been wrong and that, his ruling that he would lose his son would happen. He hurriedly changes his mind for fear of the misfortune and performs a proper burial ceremony to bury Polyneices body (Sophocles 9). On the attempt to free the imprisoned Antigone, he is too late to avoid tragedy and finds a dead prisoner bringing more...
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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...Antigone Rough draft Literary analysis: Antigone The story of Antigone is based on prophetic issues and the decision of main protagonists in the play. Antigone and Creon are the main protagonists of the play based on the belief and pride. The play is based on the trust and tradition of the people of Thebes. In fact, the major challenge is on the burial of Polyneices, the challenge is based on the laws to respect. Antigone believes in the laws of the deity which forces them to follow the rites and rituals for proper burial. However, King Creon believes that the laws are made by man and men are the only people who can change the laws. The major challenge affecting both the two... ? Literary analysis of...
ANTIGONE
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...Antigone Table of Contents Identification of Specific Values, Beliefs, Character Traits of Antigone Contributing to Her Actions and Leading to HerDeath 3 2. Five Ancient Greek Beliefs, Customs, Views Using Evidence from Antigone 3 3. What the Play Suggests About the Nature of Leadership 3 4. Status of Women in Ancient Greece 3 5. On Antigone- Older or Younger Sister? 4 Works Cited 5 1. Identification of Specific Values, Beliefs, Character Traits of Antigone Contributing to Her Actions and Leading to Her Death She is defiant and loyal to family values, willing to go against the edict of the king in order to bury his dead brother. Facing the King Creon, she continued to be defiant, reasoning... ...
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...
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...Antigone The importance of family and adherence to religious belief has been a major theme of literature since well before the advent of Christianity. The ancient Greeks, with their pantheon of gods, had deep religious convictions that reinforced many values we continue to hold sacred today, such as honor and loyalty to family and loved ones. One shining example of this type of writing can be found in the works of Sophicles in his play Antigone. This play tells the story of Oedipus’ daughter and opens shortly after the death of her two brothers, who have killed each other in a battle to see who would be king of Thebes. While one brother was buried with all... The Importance of Family in Sophicle’s...
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...Antigone” Through the Years Oedipus was the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta of Thebes who was given to a servant to be killed because of a prophecy that he would kill his father. However, unable to let the child die, the servant gave the child to another servant who in turn brought him to the king and queen of Corinth who adopted him and was named Oedipus. When he grew up, an oracle of Delphi repeated the prophecy told to his parents. For fear that he would kill his foster father and marry the mother he recognized as his own, Oedipus left the city and went to Thebes and there killed his real father. During that time, the city was plagued by a sphinx which ate the men who were not able... ?Full...
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 ...
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 authoritarian and...
Antigone
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...Antigone and Ismene. The tragedy of incest leads to blinding of Oedipus and leaving the city. The complex relationship between mother and son leads to the birth of four children who are also brothers to their father. The relationship between Antigone and Oedipus is complex in definition because of the complex nature of their relationships. Eteocles fights for Thebes while polyneices fights for the rebel (Sophocles 1118... Part one The prophecy about the ascension to power by Oedipus comes to pass in the play. Oedipus was to become king by killing his father Laius, which happened on his way to visit the town. The tragedy comes when he ascends to power and marries his mother. The life of Oedipus is...
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...Antigone’s weakness throughout the play, and it is obvious that any human being would have fear of death. There is not a problem with Antigone showing weakness as no individual is perfect on everything. Even the Chorus in the play supports my view of Antigone’s actions as it comments that her actions were noble. “Such loyalty is a holy deed,” the Chorus states (1467). The implications of Antigone’s actions are the conflict that developed between the opinions, beliefs and moral views of Creon and Antigone. Antigone would feel that Creon disregarded the gods’ laws through his law. Her belief... Reflection Paper In the play, Antigone by Sophocles depicts the character Antigone, who takes on a very...
Antigone
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...Antigone," Haimon has a difficult relationship with his father. Explain how he relates to his father for the following: What he wants from his father at first and how his feelings toward his father change during the play: In the beginning, Haimon is shown to have great love and regard for his father, Creon, who he follows closely. Antigone refuses to marry Haimon the first time around, but later agrees. When the sons of Oedipius (and Creon’s nephews) Eteocles and Polynices die in a duel against each other, the throne passes to Creon. Oedipius’ sons had agreed that they would rule each alternatively for one year after... as they search for food” (Lines 21-22).This was displeasing to Haimon,...
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...chorus that the body of Polyneices was to be left unburied. As the meeting with the chorus is in progress a guard reports to Creon that someone attempted to bury Polyneices (Sophocles & Johnston, 2007). Creon becomes furious and does not agree with the chorus that it might be the deed of a god. The guards are instructed to remove the dirt from the dead body and lay in wait of whoever tried to bury Polyneices. Antigone is caught by the guards as she tries to rebury Polyneices and is brought before Creon where she confesses to the crime (Sophocles & Johnston, 2007... The story of Antigone Philosophy: the story of Antigone Antigone is an ancient Greek myth written by a Greek playwright Sophocles. Antigone...
Sophocles' King Oedipus
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...Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus. Most of the plays’ plots produced in Greek involved god, goddesses or human heroes. The play King Oedipus consisted of eight dramatic personae and they were: Oedipus, Creon, Priest of Zeus, a chorus by Theban elder, Jocasta, Teiresias, herd of Laus and a messenger. Theaters in ancient Greeks included the use of chorus in plays; they were performed from the background concurrently with the play. The play consists of a strophe and an antistrophe. The chorus gave the audience a summary of what was taking place on the play... Sophocles’ King Oedipus King Oedipus was one of three Greek plays produced by Sophocles in the year 429 BC. The other two plays by Sophocles are...
Chorus Line
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...Chorus Line According to the findings and discoveries of A Chorus Line, the Broadway hit musical made dancing prominent on Broadway when it started in 1975. The motion picture was actually released in 1985 as it was adapted from the success of the Broadway musical. The Chorus Line movie is a historical account of a day in the life of a needy choreographer called Zack in the movie and this role was played by Michael Douglas. Zack along with his dancers auditioned for the eight available spots in his forthcoming show. According to the movie, the choreographer faces a herculean task when his lover turns up during the auditioning. In the storyline of A Chorus Line movie... of Lecturer 18 November Chorus...
Homer, Shakespeare and Sophocles
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...Chorus of Antigone As with many Greek choruses, the chorus in Antigone provides insight on the characters and plot of the play, and provides important cues that signal how the audience should feel about and relate to events and characters. In Antigone the chorus appears at pivotal... Xenia The word xenia is the Greek term for the concept of hospitality. This was a dominant theme in Greece and in literature, so much so that Zeus was the deity concerned with hospitality. Hospitality is a prevalent theme in the Odyssey and is an important one at the start of the story, where Penelope's suitors are abusing the hospitality of Odysseus. They are depleting his resources and generally making themselves at...
English - World Literature: "Analysis of How Far Antigone's and Oedipus's adherence to principles contributes to their downfall
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...Antigone, the Prologue and Chorus on several occasions draw the attention of the audience to the fact that the events are inevitable: here there is also the sense that they are inevitable because they are written in the play. The moral principles of duty and honour are important both to Oedipus and to Antigone – this reflects the opinions of the societies... To what extent does the adherence to principles shown by Oedipus and Antigone precipitate their downfall? Sophocles’s Oedipus the King and Anouilh’s Antigone are both tragedies in the Aristotelian sense; as such, the protagonists (Oedipus and Antigone, respectively) have character traits that precipitate their downfall: both demonstrate pride, and a ...
Burial at Thebes
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...Chorus in these terms: Either you are a patriot, a loyal citizen, and regard Antigone as an enemy of the State because she does honor to her traitor brother, or else you yourselves are traitorous” (Haney 2005). Importantly this stance of Creon reflects the stance taken by George W Bush during the 2003 Iraq War. That is, as opposition and protests grew against the War, George W Bush in order to ‘diminish’ them or even discredit them, ‘painted in a single stroke’ the Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein as a tyrant and those who does not support him in his removal as a traitor or supporter of Hussein. “Bush was using a similar strategy, asking, in effect: Are you in favor of State... ?Burial at Thebes could be...
Athens and Women's Roles
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...Antigone and Medea both serve to express the powers of women as equals of men. Antigone's defiance of Creon expresses how the female gender can also usurp male power. Creon, however, undermines this power and stresses that while he is alive, “no woman shall rule” (Sophocles, 578). Medea complains of the gender oppression in her times: “Of all creatures that have life and reason, we women are the most miserable of specimens!...” (Euripides, 230-231). Clytemnestra rules while the king is gone, but it is evident from the Chorus that because she is “merely” (Aeschylus, 348) is a woman, she... ? Athens and Women's Roles August 14, Women’s roles in “Agamemnon,” “Antigone,” and “Medea” Women serve various roles ...
Sophocles Antigone
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...antigone Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. an African American social activist and the President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was arrested again in April 11, 1964 and sent to the Alabama prison. While in prison, he wrote a response letter to the eight white clergymen of the Alabama state. The letter addressed the issues of the Negroes of the Alabama state and the reasons for his intervention. The King’s relentless efforts to end segregation, racism and unjust held him directly responsible for stirring up the black for protests and demonstrations, which occasionally led to his arrest. No matter how many times Martin got arrested, his quest for equality and just for the black... Sohpocles...
Odeipus the King
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...Antigone should not be executed. The other trait is that Haemon is humane. This is concerning the way he pleads with the father to stop scheming for Antigone’s death. Haemon is also loyal. This is pertaining to the way he stands with Antigone up to her fateful death. Eurydice Eurydice is a kind lady who stays way from the weird rulings of her husband. This is because King Creon has a lot of power. The other trait is that she is pessimistic. This can be displayed in the way she takes her life at the end (Anouilh & Sams, 2002). This is because he she tires of stomaching her husbands ruthlessness. Chorus... ? Oedipus the King Task Introduction The world of literature orbits around many literal aspects....
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...chorus observes “It’s clear enough / the spirit in this girl is passionate— / her father was the same. She has no sense / of compromise in times of trouble”4 when Antigone is being questioned after being caught red-handed. In acting on her beliefs, she openly defied Creon and proudly admits that she is a traitor when she is caught: “I did not think / anything which you proclaimed strong enough / to let a mortal override the gods”5 she says spitefully... World Literature Essay English A1 SL To what extent does pride lead to the protagonists downfall in Sophocles Oedipus the King and Anouilh’s Antigone Name: Teacher: Candidate’s number: Word Count: 1471 To what extent does "pride" lead to the protago...
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