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Moral Conflict in Antigone by Sophocles
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Name Instructor Class 4 December 2011 Antigone and its Moral Conflicts When do people draw the line between familial duties and civic responsibilities? Antigone chooses her family over her civic duties in Antigone by Sophocles. G.W. Hegel is one of the philosophers who find the antitheses and conflicts in Antigone perplexing, because of the complexities inherent in these conflicts (Woodruff xiii).
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Antigone
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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.… He is a greedy king of Thebes that wants to have much money. He disrespects women especially Antigone that he distastes very much. Creon put Antigone in the tomb to…
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Antigone
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Literary analysis of Antigone Name: Instructor: Course: Date: 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.… However, King Creon believes that the laws are made by man and men…
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Antigone
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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… Haemon is in love with Antigone. Creon rules that he will spare Ismene and bury Antigone alive were not for the intervention of Tiresias, the blind prophet. The twist of events results to Antigone hanging…
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Antigone
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The ancient Greeks, with their pantheon of gods, had deep religious convictions that reinforced many values we continue to hold sacred… While one brother was buried with all honors, the other was left to rot in the sun under punishment of King Creon if any should attempt burial procedures. Antigone, outraged at the dishonor shown her family regardless of the…
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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 and Creon
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The major conflict is on the burial of Polyneices, the challenge is based on the laws of respect. Antigone believes in the laws of the deity, which forces them to follow the rites… Sophocles uphold the view of Antigone of the existence of deitys laws, which must be followed in order to avoid conflict. The ego of both the king and Antigone leads to serious…
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Creon and Antigone Being Stubborn In Antigone
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In “Antigone”, both Creon and Antigone are stubborn, and this can be seen as what contributes to their failure or downfall. The play is a tragedy. This is because both Creon and Antigone face misfortunes. … The play also shows how the gods mediate. Creon is punished for passing unreasonable rules. Key conflicts are also illustrated in the play. There is a…
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Creon and Antigone being stubborn in Antigone
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Name: Instructor: Course: Date:      Creon and Antigone Being Stubborn In “Antigone” In “Antigone”, both Creon and Antigone are stubborn, and this can be seen as what contributes to their failure or downfall. The play is a tragedy. This is because both Creon and Antigone face misfortunes.… It is worth mentioning that fate plays a large part in the play. The…
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King Creon and Antigone
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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… In the play, a fight between brothers over the control of Thebes resulted to their deaths. Unfortunately, their deaths are perceived differently by Antigone and King Creon. According to King Creon,…
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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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Aristotle view on Antigone
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Aristotle view on 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.… Creon utilizes the…
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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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Analysis Interpretation of Antigone by Sophocles
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The drama "Antigone" was written c. 442 BC. From ancient time, the question of universal laws has been the major concern in literature. Religion had an enormous impact on every aspect of culture and life of people, and only a deep understanding of the common good can help to achieve agreement between laws of the earth and heaven.… In spite of this threat,…
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Play (Sophocles Antigone)
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She serves as the first painstaking protester within the play. The performance of this play offers criticism to the government that was reigning at… This never comes too well for the elder son a factor that draws them into war. As a result of the war, the two sons die meaning that none wins the battle (Brian 1). Kingship is taken by their uncle who is biased…
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Compare and Contrast Antigone and Creon from the play 'Antigone' by Jean Anouilh
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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' depending on the dominant mood of each play. Antigone belongs to the latter category. It is also a play in which the playwright brings out the best elements of conflict between the potential of man and the attempts of the state to curtail it.…
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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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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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Philosophy and literature- Antigone by Sophocles
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This conflict is evident throughout the book. Antagone is faced with a dilemma on how to accept the ruling of the king to let the body of his brother Polyneices to decay without… The king decides to give his predecessor a decent burial and formulates harsh law to punish the Polyneices. Where else it is right to accord traitors the harshest punishment so as to…
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Discuss the role played by morality or obligation in Antigone
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It is play that illustrates a conflict between two quite dissimilar assertions, namely, the assertion of the state to the individual’s submission and the assertion of the individual to abide by… Both assertions are legitimate and are present in an unavoidable tension. Another probability is to interpret the play as a mere justification of Antigone over Creon,…
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Research-Comparison: Choose two protagonists to compare: I chose Hamlet and Antigone
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Morally Bound Hamlet and Antigone both share the important distinction of being called tragic heroes. Their stories are different but they are united in the underlying principles they hold. Hamlet and Antigone are both defenders of what is right. They won’t back down from the moral conscience inside them.… Shakespeare never published his plays therefore none…
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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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Character Analysis: Comparing the life, death and its consequences of Jean Anouilh's Antigone and Creon
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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. … The main characters in the play are Antigone and Creon while in the novel, Charles Mallow is the main character, who gets obsessed with…
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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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What makes Sophocles's Antigone a paradigm of the very idea of tragedy
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It is written on the mythological manner and reveals one of the main conflict, peculiar for that period of time - the contradiction between the laws of the generation and state. The aim of this work is to… Firstly, we should understand that the notion of tragedy concerns only a human being. This concept cannot be devoted to the natural phenomena. It can face…
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