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Antigone
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In the play Antigone, the rule of God or nature is portrayed in a very dramatic way 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… The repeated pleas of Antigone’s sister Ismene, the collective opinion of the people of…
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Antigone
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(Name) (Professor) (Course) (Date) “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.). Of course, there are many other issues present in this tragedy; however,…
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Antigone
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Customer Inserts His/her Name Customer Inserts Customer Inserts Grade Course Writer Inserts Date Here (Day, Month, Year) 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.…
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Antigone
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According to the research findings the main causes of moral conflicts are differences in duties and laws. For Antigone, her duty to her family and the gods are more important than her civic duties. Divine laws are heavier for her than man-made laws.… This study looks into “Antigone” by Sophocles that is about Antigone’s struggles with what she thinks is right…
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Antigone
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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… This is because reading a play helps a reader to interpret the ideas of the author in his or her own form since this depends on the reader’s interpretations and…
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The Greek Tragedy Antigone by Sophocles
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Antigone 1. 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.… Antigone attempts to convince Ismene to join help bury their brother’s body. Ismene refuses to disobey…
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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.…
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Examine the Role of the Chorus in Plays
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The writer of this essay investigates the role of the chorus as a tool for emphasizing and pointing stress in such plays as Sophocles’ "Oedipus at Colonus", "Medea", written by Euripides, and "The Gods Are Not to Blame", an adaptation by Ola Rotimi.… The longing of the self to return to the safety of the maternal body and the violation of nature…
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Clytemnestra and Antigone
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This way, the penalty for the crime must be appropriate. Considering Clytemnestra acts in response to a capital crime, her actions are unlikely to be just.… Clytemnestra’s actions are a failure of expectations of men during her era and can be considered a model of the female gender’s condition in classical antiquity. As a result, from these men’s perspectives,…
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Antigone by Sophocles
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This paper analyses the role of each character in turn, using the Sophocles text in English translation 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.…
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Antigone And Feminism: How Has Antigone Empowered Women
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To understand women empowerment over time and its implications on the modern woman, the paper "Antigone And Feminism: How Has Antigone Empowered Women?" looks into the play written by Sophocles about Antigone, an admirable rebellious woman who stood for democracy and justice for her family.… This play commences with Antigone and Ismene, Oedipus’s daughters…
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Examine the role of the chorus in two or more plays
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For example, it is the chorus that “find[s] in Oedipus an allegory of human existence” 1. The chorus sings expressing a deep philosophical insight as is seen in the following… The chorus in this play, also sometimes finds it’s on self-image in the protagonist and sometimes in the audience.3 In this manner, chorus as a dramatic device, shifts its locus standi…
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Antigone Written Response
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CREON AND ANTIGONE: The most often asked question about the play Antigone by Sophocles, one of the three great Greek writers 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,… om a height with impact of high magnitude will lead the audience to what Aristotle…
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Short Story: Antigone by Sophocles
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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… The characters are portrayed through their actions rather than through direct characterization by Chorus. As the protagonists’ name Antigone, “the one who goes against”, suggests she opposes to the…
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Antigone: the character of Creon
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The tragic figure of Antigone, who gives her name 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.… Creon respects the gods, and especially the patriarchal supreme god Zeus “who watches everything”…
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Making Sense of Antigone
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Making Sense of Antigone Antigone is one of the most memorable female protagonists in classical 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.…
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The Tragedy of the play Antigone
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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 blindfolds him to see his error. Creon’s tragic end is a cause of his pride, arrogance and indiscretion.… Her act of cremating her brother defying…
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Discuss the various reactions that the Choragos and Chorus undergo throughout the play at various key points in Oedipus Rex
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Name: Tutor: Course: Date: Chorus Reactions in Oedipus Play In the context of classical literature, Oedipus play features as one of the most popular and successful domestic tragedies ever written. This Greek tragedy succeeds in communicating the intended message to its target audience through utilization of various literary techniques.… Character development…
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Analysis on Antigone
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Running Head: ANTIGONE 1 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.… The issue of burial would change from Polynieces being left out for the carrion, which would be…
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Analyze the relationship of three heroes to their gods: Odysseus and Athena, Oedipus and Apollo, and Antigone with the Zeus
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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 relationship with Odysseus throughout his journey always helping and taking action on his behalf.… Athena takes…
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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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Name: Institution: Tutor: Course: Date: 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.… As King’s most special advice, he…
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Analysis on Antigone
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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.… An interesting twist might be to make the organized crime family Japanese, a story based upon the Yakuza rather than the more commonly known organized crime structure of the Italian…
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Analytical Questions on Oedipus the King and Antigone
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Name Instructor Class August 10, 2011 1. Historical Context Greek theater, during the time of Sophocles, started in celebration of the god Dionysus (Denault). Dionysus is the god of “spring and vintage” and he embodied the ability of humanity to go forward and ripen for times of triumphs and to know when to bow low in times of defeat (Denault).… Sophocles'…
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In Sophocles' Antigone, Creon best fulfills the requirements of the tragic hero. Support this claim with quotes and paraphrases
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Insert Name Tutor Course Date Introduction The authorship of Sophocles’ Antigone dates 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.…
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Does Either Antigone or Creon Get Reality Right, and is Either a Success
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Does either 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.… Their inability to handle their argument successfully does not fit the given definition of…
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