Moral Conflict in "Antigone" by Sophocles
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...Antigone and its Moral Conflicts When do people draw the line between familial duties and civic responsibilities? Antigone chooses her family over her civic duties in Antigone by Sophocles. G.W. Hegel is one of the philosophers who find the antitheses and conflicts in Antigone perplexing, because of the complexities inherent in these conflicts (Woodruff xiii). Indeed, one of the reasons that the play is a tragedy is that it asks the audience to undermine “one-sided representatives of simple oppositions” (Segal 62) and to consider the hopelessness of defining morality. On the one hand, Antigone may be praised for her loyalty to the Gods and her family. On the other hand, her civil... ...
Antigone
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...Antigone in the tomb to starve to death. By state and gender, Creon has the superior position of making almost the decisions for the entire city while Antigone serves as a subordinate and follower. During the burial of Polyneices, the two show different ideas that are based on similar motives of the power struggle. In this burial occasion, the author portrays a conflict of the state and the family obligations (Sophocles, and Ian C. Johnston. 23). The audience can see that mindsets of these characters are same. In spite of having conflicting opinions, their motives coincide always rather than collide. In fact, it is an arrogant sense of pride that propels the motives... Tittle: Wuthering Heights Unit: In...
Antigone
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...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 follow the rites and rituals for proper burial. However, King Creon believes that the laws are made by man...
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...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 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...
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...Antigone, outraged at the dishonor shown her family regardless of the outside circumstances, also expresses her deep-seated belief that it is against the wishes of the gods to leave any of their subjects unburied. Meanwhile, King Creon issued the order regarding the brothers’ remains as a means of showing his extreme loyalty to the state and demonstrating his suitability to be king. This conflict between King Creon showing loyalty to the state and Antigone showing loyalty to family and to the gods highlights two of the most important issues facing the Greeks but ultimately Sophicles... The Importance of Family in Sophicle’s Antigone The importance of family and adherence to religious belief has been a ...
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...Antigone: Part PREVIEW When you finish Antigone (section 2 of this lesson), you’ll write an essay analyzing the causes and/or effects of an issue, situation, or event in your journal. Your textbook explains the assignment this way: “…you’ll help readers understand an event or situation by explaining Why did it happen? (its causes) or What are the results? (its effects).” You can read more description about the essay on pages 752-756. Journal Entry Antigone by Sophocles is about Antigone’s struggles with what she thinks is right versus what Creon believes is right. They have differences in what morality is about and who should define it. This essay analyzes the causes of moral conflicts... ?Topic Journal...
Antigone and Creon
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...Antigone and King Creon Antigone and Creon are the main protagonists of the play, which is based on their belief and pride. 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 and rituals for proper burial. However, King Creon believes that laws are made by men and they are the only people who can change the laws. The major challenge affecting both the protagonists is the personal pride making their stance known and not backing down. One important issue is that both share almost the same idea,...
Creon and Antigone Being Stubborn In Antigone
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...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. Nonetheless, both of them are filled with pride, both of them are noble at birth, and both of them experience an immense failure. Creon becomes aware of his stupidity when it is already too late, and Antigone is aware of her fate from the start of the play. It is worth mentioning that fate plays a large part in the play. The play also shows how the gods mediate. Creon is punished for passing unreasonable rules. Key conflicts are also illustrated...      Creon and...
Creon and Antigone being stubborn in "Antigone"
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...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. Nonetheless, both of them are filled with pride, both of them are noble at birth, and both of them experience an immense failure. Creon becomes aware of his stupidity when it is already too late, and Antigone is aware of her fate from the start of the play. It is worth mentioning that fate plays a large part in the play. The play also shows how the gods mediate. Creon is punished for passing unreasonable rules. Key conflicts are also illustrated...      Creon and...
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...
Antigone by Sophocles
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...conflict that is presented to her by Antigone: “We must remember that by birth we’re women,/and as such, we shouldn’t fight with men” (Antigone, lines 77-78) Ismene realizes that she has a duty to bury her brother, but her approach is to back away from that and rely on the mercy of the gods and the dead: “So I’ll ask those underground for pardon” (Antigone, line 82). Ismene is concerned above all with her image as a woman, and she is very aware of how her actions will make her appear to other people. She wants to be seen as a perfect woman, meek and obedient: “But I can’t act against the state./That’s not in my nature.” (Antigone, lines 97-98) Later in the play, when Ismene appears to show... ?Visual...
Aristotle view on Antigone
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...Antigone is questioned as well his suitability to lead Thebes. At this stage, of the play conflict arises between Creon and his son, Haemon because of the punishment on Antigone and her sister, Ismene. The king is also the focal point at the end of the play as he loses his wife and son to suicides all as a result of his actions at the beginning of the story. Another important condition that the protagonist should fulfill to qualify as a tragedy is to be subject of unmerited misfortune. The misfortune should arise as a consequence of his actions and not directly from his morality or personality. Although Creon was too harsh... ?Aristotle view on Antigone According to Aristotle there are conditions that...
The Greek Tragedy "Antigone" by Sophocles
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...Antigone Sophocles’ Antigone is the third of three Theban plays. Coming at the end of the trilogy the play is greatly contingent on events that occurred in Oedipus Rex wherein Oedipus the King clawed out his eyes in response to the events that unfolded. As the play opens Antigone meets her sister Ismene and they lament these past occurrences. In addition to their father Oedipus’ tragedy, their brothers Polyneices and Eteocles killed themselves in a conflict. Since Polyneices fought against Thebes, Creon – the new king of Thebes – has ordered that his corpse remain unburied. Antigone attempts to convince...
Analysis Interpretation of Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone is caught when she tries to bury her brother. Creon leaves Antigone to starve in a cave. And when her fianc, Haemon comes to save her, she has already hanged herself. Haemnon dies and his mother and Creon's wife, also kills herself in grief. The play Antigone is based on conflict between two laws, and forces the audience to decide whose law is greater: God's or man's Thesis Facing the characters with moral choice, Sophocles depicts that God's laws are more important for people because they reflect eternal truth and morality while man's laws are based on power and authority of the ruler only. At the beginning of...
Play (Sophocles Antigone)
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...conflicting sides. In doing this, the tragedies that occurred would have been prohibited prior to its occurrence. The relatives would have attempted to thwart the occurrence of the conflict that occurred within the play suppose t took prerequisite actions. However, it seems that people like Creon who are considered relatives had their own ambitions, and reservations. Work Cited Brian. A Summary of Sophocles’ Antigone. 2008. Web. Feb 14, 2012. Available at < http://www.sccs.swarthmore.edu/users/09/btomasi1/antigone-summary.pdf >... Task Sophocles Antigone Introduction Sophocles is the who presents heroism where Antigone, a female character is considered the hero in throughout this play. She serves as...
Compare and Contrast Antigone and Creon from the play 'Antigone' by Jean Anouilh
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...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' 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. The heroine Antigone defines beingness - the ability to question, the willingness to fight authority and the readiness to take decisions in the face 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... ). In her...
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...
Philosophy and literature- Antigone by Sophocles
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...conflict when choosing between the good and bad. Ismene is also faced with a hard decision to make when confronted by Antigone to lend a hand in burying their brother Polyneices. Unlike Antigone, Ismene decided to stick by the rules of the government, only to latter feel the weight of the cause of action taken by Antigone, which makes her willing to die with her... Philosophy Philosophy Conflict The main conflict the book Antagone is between doing what is right and doing what is acceptable. 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 being buried rightfully. She decides to ...
Discuss the role played by morality or obligation in Antigone
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...Antigone I. Introduction Sophocle’s Antigone is a play that highlights morality in a tragic manner. 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 conscience, particularly with respect to obeying the demands of Heaven. On the surface, one might interpret the play to be embodying two fine premises, which are, in the sake of upholding order, the state must be respected and obeyed in everything, and that an individual is tolerated to abide by the unwritten rules of morality or of right and wrong even in the dagger of what the state... Morality in Sophocles’...
Research-Comparison: Choose two protagonists to compare: I chose Hamlet and Antigone
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...Antigone is caught in the process of reburying Polyneices, she does not even deny what she has done and is willing to take any punishment assigned her. She is strong in her resolve to not violate justice. The lesson in both of these stories is that the person who is ruler is not symbolic of justice and doing what is right is doing what is pleasing to the gods, not to human law. Hamlet might be considered less strong than Antigone, but he has more internal conflict in determining what the true course of justice really is. He must reflect and analyze to decide what is right with only... ?Morally Bound Hamlet and Antigone both share the important distinction of being called tragic heroes. Their stories are...
Analysis on Antigone
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...conflict in which 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...
Character Analysis: Comparing the life, death and its consequences of Jean Anouilh's Antigone and Creon
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...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 on the comparison of life, death, as well as its consequences on Antigone as an opposing subject to her uncle, Creon, as well... Character Analysis: Comparing the life, death and its consequences of Jean Anouilh's...
Analysis on Antigone
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...conflict in which 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 C...
What makes Sophocles's Antigone a paradigm of the very idea of tragedy?
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...Antigone as a paradigm of the idea of tragedy “Antigone” is a tragedy of ancient Greece play writer Sophocles. It is written on the mythological manner and reveals one of the main conflict, peculiar for that period of time - the contradiction between the laws of the generation and state. The aim of this work is to reveal the signs, which make the play a paradigm of the idea of tragedy and analyze them. The philosophical analysis of the tragedy "Antigone" is impossible without the understanding of the notion of "tragic". The concept of the tragedy goes beyond literature, and has not only... Professor Name Institution, course number Date Sophocles’s Antigon...
Power of Higher Authority in significant relevance to Antigone by Sophocles and Another Antigone by A.R Gurney.
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...Antigone is a dimension of the tragic hero engaged in praxis. In Aristotle’s conception of tragedy there is an underlying conflict between ‘absolute necessity’ and ‘freedom’. This is amply evident in crucial life events of Antigone, who, as the story progresses, is compelled to implement her own oblivion. For Aristotle, tragedy allows Greeks “to bear the unbearable contradiction that for thought would remain incomprehensible: 'the attestation, even in the loss of freedom, of this same freedom'”. (Goretti 1306) In Gurney’s version, the earnest professor is the bearer of tragedy... ?How does power of Higher ity manifest in Antigone by Sophocles and Another Antigone by A.R.Gurney? Almost two and a half...
Jesus, Antigone and Augustine
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...conflict between different worldviews that existed during the period of time when Augustine was alive. Since this was not a time when many monarchs patronized Christianity, it was a difficult proposition to become a practitioner of the religion, let alone try to propagate the religion. The story of Victorinus that Augustine describes in the book Saint Augustine Confessions is that of a person who inspired him to adopt Christianity (Augustine). The story reveals the struggle and marginalization that those people who followed Jesus had to face. The story of Antigone is that of a person who has to overcome a great many odds to make... ? Jesus, Antigone and Augustine Number Number Teacher’s Due Jesus,...
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...
Analytical Questions on Oedipus the King and Antigone
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...conflict between gods and mortals (Denault). Greek plays often involved human tragedy in different forms, but often in the face of suffering downfall, because of humanity's sin of hubris (Denault). Hubris can be seen in both “Oedipus the King” and “Antigone,” because the male heroes ventured beyond their human powers and traversed the wills of the gods. These plays underscored that people can indeed exert a measure of free will, but not in its fullest essence. These plays also emphasize spiritual beliefs in the supremacy of the gods over human destiny and will. No matter how hard people fight their fates, the fates will unfold according to how the gods designed them... August 10 Historical Context Greek ...
Gender Role in Antigone by Sophocles and Sure Thing by David Ives
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...Antigone and Sure Thing Gender role has been a main areaof concern in literature, and many writers have made it the theme of their literary works. Even today, gender roles seem to be a basic theme behind many serious and comic novels and plays. Antigone by Sophocles and Sure Thing by David Ives are two such works, which include gender role as one of the main themes. Gender role, in the form of feminism, is more obviously expressed in Antigone than Sure Thing. While Antigone revolves about femininity and male dominance, Sure Thing revolves around the male gender trying to lure the female gender through lies and fabrication of facts (thesis). This paper... is a discussion about this main theme...
illiad, Antigone, and Bhagavad Gita
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...Antigone and Bhagavad Gita Classical literature presents many significant experiences that display wisdom and other life lessons still relevant to modern readers. Homer’s Iliad, Sophocles’ Antigone and The Bhagavad Gita constitute ancients works that reflect the cultural realities of their periods and the values of their people. Indeed, Iliad mainly foregrounds the actions about the Trojan War; Antigone portrays Creon’s abuse of power while The Bhagavad Gita exposes philosophical models in the Hindu society. Considering his... ?Is the ical Hero a Dharma Warrior? How does the Warrior Provide a Metaphor for every Soul’s Experience of Life? How do these Warriors Provide Help to the Modern Reader? Iliad,...
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...Antigone and Bhagavad Gita Classical literature presents many significant experiences that display wisdom and other life lessons still relevant to modern readers. Homer’s Iliad, Sophocles’ Antigone and The Bhagavad Gita constitute ancients works that reflect the cultural realities of their periods and the values of their people. Indeed, Iliad mainly foregrounds the actions about the Trojan War; Antigone portrays Creon’s abuse of power while The Bhagavad Gita exposes philosophical... Is the ical Hero a Dharma Warrior? How does the Warrior Provide a Metaphor for every Soul’s Experience of Life? How do these Warriors Provide Help to the Modern Reader? Iliad, Ant...
The Emotional Aspect of Bullying In the play Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone from their society. He emphasizes to all that when she buried her brother using sacred rites, she transgresses the law and is even proud of it: “... she transgressed the laws...and, that done, lo, a second insult,-to vaunt of this, and exult in her deed” (Sophocles). By focusing on her action as a “crime,” Creon wants the Thebans to also seek for the “alienation” (Morrison 373) of a criminal. If the Thebans will also see Antigone as a criminal, they will feel no shred of “empathy” for her (Chaux, Molano, and Podlesky 521), which shows the conflict between laws and humanity's capability... 23 July The Emotional Aspect of Bullying in the Play Antigone by Sophocles The play Antigone by Sophocles...
The Emotional Aspect of Bullying In the play Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone from their society. He emphasizes to all that when she buried her brother using sacred rites, she transgresses the law and is even proud of it: “... she transgressed the laws...and, that done, lo, a second insult,-to vaunt of this, and exult in her deed” (Sophocles). By focusing on her action as a “crime,” Creon wants the Thebans to also seek for the “alienation” (Morrison 373) of a criminal. If the Thebans will also see Antigone as a criminal, they will feel no shred of “empathy” for her (Chaux, Molano, and Podlesky 521), which shows the conflict between laws and humanitys capability... 23 July The Emotional Aspect of Bullying in the Play Antigone by Sophocles The play Antigone by Sophocles ...
Antigone
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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...
The conflict of duties owed to the state and duties owed to conscience
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...Antigone is a tragic play which was written by Sophocles about 441 BC. Although Antigone was written first, yet it features as the third among the three Theban plays. The play adapts the Theban legend which predates it and proceeds from the point where Seven against Thebes by Aeschylus ends. Theme Statement It is a fact that one of the most important themes in Antigone concerns the conflict of duties owed to the state and duties owed to conscience. This fact shall be established and divulged in the discussion which ensues forthwith. Just as Riley, posits, the idea that Antigone addresses the conflict of duties owed to the state and duties owed to conscience is rightly underscored... ?Insert Introduction...
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 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...
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...
"Antigone"
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...Antigone” and the Balance between the Laws of God and the Laws of Man Introduction One of the most famous tragedies written by the famous Greek writer Sophocles is the tragedy entitled “Antigone,” which was written at around 442 BC (“Antigone” n. p.). This tragedy actually focuses on the issues surrounding the burial of Polyneices (which Creon the new king of Thebes forbids as a punishment), as well as the resulting punishments meted upon Antigone and Ismene (“Antigone” n. p.). In these issues, one of the main conflicts present was between what to respect, on whether the law of man or the law of the gods, given that Creon implemented a law that Polyneices will not be buried as a punishment... ?...
Antigone
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...Antigone” 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 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 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... ....
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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...Antigone and Ismene, and Oedipus sons, Polyneices, and Eteocles. When the two sons of Oedipus become of age, they start to fight over who is to rule Thebes. Polyneices being the older brother believed to be the rightful heir to the throne Thebes since he had the birthright. However, Eteocles causes an uprising against Polyneices and ousts him out of power. Polyneices retaliates with an army in a battle where the two brothers kill each other. Creon ascends to the throne once again. Conflict arises in Thebes when the new king Creon makes a decree that it is only Eteocles that will be honored with a befitting burial since Eteocles fought... The story of Antigone Philosophy: the story of Antigone Antigone...
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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...
The Elements of Drama
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...Antigone is the first Sophocles’ feminist. According to the ancient Greeks, a feminist character faces many odds in the quest of fighting against a male chauvinistic society. Antigone faces a major conflict between her and Creon, the king of Thebes. Creon has passed a decree against the burying of Polyneices as he had betrayed Thebes by waging war against his own country. However, Antigone feels that Creon, despite being the king, has no right of preventing her from burying her brother. She buries her and therefore becomes prone to execution by the laws on the land. Antigone feels that although Creon is a man, he is weak than she... . There is a conflict in philosophies at...
Greek
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...Antigone’s Choice, Policy, or of Action Antigone reflects a society that is oppressed by the government in Greek. The conflict between state power and individuals oppresses the Greek audiences just like it oppresses the modern society. Her actions to defend the society through threaten the status of the quoi, thus invoking divine law. However, her faith of her individual conscience’ divining power makes her position very implicit. Out of devotion, she sacrifices her own life beyond the principles of human law. Antigone’s actions have profound effects because of her gender as a woman (Shopocles 12). Her rebellion becomes much more threatening because it interferes with hierarchy... The Consequences of...
Burial at Thebes
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...Antigone. “(He) wrote in 2003, believing that "with the White House and the Pentagon in cahoots, determined to bring the rest of us into line over Iraq, the passion and protest of an Antigone were all of a sudden as vital as oxygen masks". (Spencer 2007). Apart from these reflections, this work and the conflicts between the main characters seems to be relevant to the current times across different culture. As in Sophocles’s Antigone, The Burial at Thebes is about life, fight and death of Antigone and the events surrounding it, with the conflicts... ?Burial at Thebes could be influenced by older works of other and will come up with their own interpretation of the other work. That new interpretation will...
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