In Sophocles' Antigone, Creon best fulfills the requirements of the tragic hero. Support this claim with quotes and paraphrases
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...Antigone s back to 441 BC and features as the last of the three Theban plays, though it was the first to be written. The striking features of Antigone is not only seen in it predating and expanding on the Theban play legend and picking up from Aeschylus’ Seven against Thebes, but also in the way it builds the theme of Creon fulfilling the requirements of a tragic hero. According to Aristotle, the concept of harmatia is central in tragedies. This is to the effect that a tragedy must have a central character who has a flaw in his behavioral traits. This is totally complicit with Creon’s status given that it is a flaw in his behavioral predisposition that leads... ?Insert Introduction The hip of Sophocles’...
Creon and Antigone Being Stubborn In Antigone
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...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. 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...
Creon and Antigone being stubborn in "Antigone"
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...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. 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...
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 ...
King Creon and Antigone
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...Creon and 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 ...
Antigone: the character of Creon.
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...Antigone: the character of Creon. The tragic figure of Antigone, who gives her to the play by Sophocles, is usually regarded as the main character at the center of the huge moral dilemmas that emerge in the play. She shares this spot, however, with the almost equally tragic figure of Creon, who tries to uphold a rigid law and order but in the end only manages to provoke the deaths of those who are dearest to him. Creon represents the classical view of life, where everything has its place, and feelings are kept in check so that society can be ruled by reason. The action of the play shows that this is an...
Creon and the Concepts of Arete, Hubris, Ate and Nemesis in Antigone
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...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-advised actions and words that ensure his nemesis (the downfall that is his just retribution). When Creon finally becomes King, after having been one or two steps away from the throne all his life, he wants to begin his reign... ...
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...
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...
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...
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 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 conflicting brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices. Creon...
Literary analysis of antigone
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...Antigone The general idea of the tragedy “Antigone” is the prohibition of the burial of Polyneices by Creon and how Antigone defied his order. Because of Antigone’s refusal to follow Creon’s order, she is locked in prison where she committed suicide. Out of despair, Haemon, Antigone’s fiance and Eurydice, Creon’s wife kills herself too. Several themes were presented in the drama. The central theme is the tension between fate and free will. Although it was Antigone’s decision to defy Creon, fate was still responsible for...
Burial in Two Greek Tragedies: Iliad and Antigone
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...Creon and Achilles portray opposite images in the play. First, both Homer’s Achilles and Sophocles’ Creon end up consenting to a proper burial for the enemy. However, despite going through similar struggles, the difference in these men’s characters is exposed at the time they decided on the fate of their dead enemy. Sophocles and Homer debase or glorify their characters’ personalities by exhibiting how these characters react to and decide on the enemy’s burial. For example, after the battle in Antigone, Creon... Running head: BURIAL IN TWO GREEK TRAGEDIES Burial in Two Greek Tragedies: Iliad and Antigone BURIAL IN TWO GREEK TRAGEDIES 2 Burial in Two Greek Tragedies: The Iliad a...
Antigone Written Response
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...Antigone, Creon is the weaker character. Antigone is a good example of a tragic figure, one which clings to her ideals if she knows they are right and would demand to be heard before she made her own means. Her actions towards the burial of an important person prove how fearless she is. And when it comes to dying, she chose to die with honor. Creon, in contrary, lack the courage it took Antigone to take her own life. That and that alone, is enough proof that Creon is nothing like Antigone. He... Based from the analysis of the play, Creon’s being a tragic figure is questionable. First, his motivations cannot be comprehended as enough bases to being a tragic figure. It would seem at first reading that...
Antigone, by Sophocles
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...Antigone is the blood sister of the killed brothers and she faces the moral dilemma. Weather to break the law or to stay a law-abiding citizen and leave her brother to have eternal sufferings. There are three main problems raised in the tragedy of Antigone: 1. whether a person in Ancient Greece could be left without burial; 2. whether the written laws are higher than the laws of nature and Gods; 3. whether Creon is a good ruler for the country. At the very beginning of the tragedy... Antigone Outline A) Introduction. B) Moal Dillema. C) The second burial. D) Conclusion. Foreword: This research paper investigates the tragedy Antigone by Sophocles in order to figure out the main idea of it. Thesis: Antigon...
Antigone, by Sophocles
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...Antigone is the blood sister of the killed brothers and she faces the moral dilemma. Weather to break the law or to stay a law-abiding citizen and leave her brother to have eternal sufferings. There are three main problems raised in the tragedy of Antigone: 1. whether a person in Ancient Greece could be left without burial; 2. whether the written laws are higher than the laws of nature and Gods; 3. whether Creon is a good ruler for the country. At the very beginning of the tragedy... ? Antigone Outline A) Introduction. B) Moal Dillema. C) The second burial. D) Conclusion. Foreword: This research paper investigates the tragedy Antigone by Sophocles in order to figure out the main idea of it. Thesis:...
In what way Antigone may inform us about the "the war on terror," which the government of the United States is engaged in?
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...Antigone and the War on Terror In general terms the story of Antigone revolves around defiance and a clash of laws. Antigone defies Creon and decides to bury her brother. Creon makes every attempt to dissuade Antigone from her actions but she is determined to carry on with her chosen intentions. In letting Polynices’ corpse to rot in the fields, the king was operating on the laws of the land, which prescribed such kinds of punishments for traitors. Polynices was perceived to be a traitor in the opinion of the establishment (Sophocles 161). However, Antigone’s actions are...
Moral Conflict in "Antigone" by Sophocles
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...Antigone, particularly the conflict between authority and family duties, natural law and positive law, conscience and civic ethics, and duties to man and duties to the gods. The play explores the conflict between authority and family duties. Creon already decrees that Polyneices will not have a proper burial as a traitor to Thebes. He says: Him I decree that none should dare entomb, That none should utter wail or loud lament, But leave his corpse unburied, by the dogs And vultures mangled, foul... 4 December 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....
Creons Development of Political Authority in Antigone
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...Creon's Development of Political ity in Antigone Antigone is a play that deals with many political ideas: among them the appropriate amount of power that can be placed in a single individual, adherence to unjust laws, the effect of personal animosity on political decisions and, covering perhaps all of these the idea of physical force, the most absolute type of power, as is expressed within the phrase the "alliance of spears". First, this essay will examine the phrase within the context of the particular part of the play that it appears in and in conjunction with those ideas that immediately surround it. The phrase appears in a speech...
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...
Analytical Questions on Oedipus the King and Antigone
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...Antigone” are the dialogue between Antigone and Creon... August 10 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). The Greeks were then attracted to the delicate balance between free will and submission to the gods. The time period demanded the development of tragic plays that explore fates and the incessant struggles between gods and mortals, while emphasizing that mortals are powerless against their fates or the will of the gods. Sophocles' time...
"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... ?...
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...Antigone Philosophy: the story of Antigone Antigone is an ancient Greek myth written by a Greek playwright Sophocles. Antigone is the daughter of King Oedipus of Thebes and Jocasta. She was begotten out of the incestuous marriage King Oedipus and Jocasta. King Oedipus becomes king of Thebes after killing his father, Laius. Unwittingly, Oedipus marries King Laius’s wife Jocasta who happens to be Oedipus real mother. Oedipus and Jocasta realize this after they had got children from their marriage. Jocasta commits suicide by hanging herself while Oedipus bans himself out of Thebes. Oedipus entrusts the kingdom to Creon who is Jocasta’s brother since Oedipus sons are still young to rule... The story of...
Antigone
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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 Philosophy [Pick the In the play Antigone, the rule of God or nature is portrayed in a very dramaticway through the eventual deaths of Creons’ son Haemon, his wife Eurydice and his would be daughter-in-law Antigone. It is an appropriate representation of divine intervention in deciding the ultimate fate of the characters in this play. The law of nature and the will of God (i.e., God’s will over man’s will) take precedence in the final consequences of the actions of the characters in this play. Creon the ruler of Thebes was warned by Tiresias to change his mind over executing Antigone and to give up his stubborn and irrational ways. The repeated pleas of Antigone’s sister... of instituteS...
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...Antigone, Creon and the city of Athens hold a different perspective altogether. According to Creon and the Athenian city, the common good supersedes individual opinions and believes; for that matter, the government and the law is the supreme authority and disobedience is a grave civil offence... Sophocles’ Antigone and Plato’s Socrates Critics have long argued that both Sophocles’ Antigone and Plato’s Socrates appeal to a higher standard or law that is rooted in a certain view of the world, aiming to delegitimize a given law or command while justifying their disobedience to it. This paper aims to compare and contrast the standards to which these two appeal to in this manner, by explaining the...
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... ...
Critical research paper
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...Antigone and Isemene, and Expectations for women’s behavior in Greek 3. Conclusion 4.Works Cited Antigone and Isemene 1. Introduction Antigone and Isemene are characters in a play Antigone. The play reveals different reactions of the characters following a tragedy. This research paper will talk about Antigone and Isemene different perceptions, and Greeks expectation for women’s behavior. It will speak about women who have resisted the state and can be compared with Antigone. 2. Antigone and Isemene, and Expectations for women’s behavior in Greek Antigone is a tragic story told of the princess’ response to Creon’s (the Kings) decree on the burial of her brother. Her two... ? Outline Introduction 2....
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...
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...Antigone and Isemene, and Expectations for women’s behavior in Greek 3. Conclusion 4. Works Cited Antigone and Isemene 1. Introduction Antigone and Isemene are characters in a play Antigone. The play reveals different reactions of the characters following a tragedy. This research paper will talk about Antigone and Isemene different perceptions, and Greeks expectation for women’s behavior. It will speak about women who have resisted the state and can be compared with Antigone. 2. Antigone and Isemene, and Expectations for women’s behavior in Greek Antigone is a tragic story told of the princess’ response to Creon’s (the Kings) decree on the burial of her brother. Her two... Outline Introduction 2....
Antigone
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...Creon if any should attempt burial procedures. 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...
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...
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...
Antigone
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...Antigone for defying the rule or order of King Creon. Part two Sophocles was born in Colonus near Athens. Colonus was a city with unique culture which is evident in the approach of used in his drama. His father owned a business that manufactured armor. Sophocles studied music and was known for mastery in music. His father was called Sophilus. He married twice and became the father of two sons named Lophon and Agathon. His career as perfect because he became a treasurer of Athena. He was also invested with priesthood of Amynos (Sophocles 173... 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 ...
English - World Literature: "Analysis of How Far Antigone's and Oedipus's adherence to principles contributes to their downfall
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...Antigone. Antigone feels that she has a duty to bury her brother, even though she knows that it will result in her execution: when asked why she stole past the guards in the middle of the night to try and bury him, she declares, ‘I had to’ (p. 31), and describes her belief that ‘people who aren’t buried wander for ever in search of rest’ (p. 31). Thus, Antigone feels she must honour her brother by giving him a proper burial, even at the expense of her own life. In the compelling scene with Creon, Antigone declares, ‘one must do what one can’ (p. 35) – this shows that she feels adhering to codes of honour... To what extent does the adherence to principles shown by Oedipus and Antigone precipitate their...
Oedipus and Creon
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...Creon's compassion is further demonstrated when Antigone and Ismene enter, and Oedipus shows his gratitude, saying, "Creon of his grace Hath brought my two, my dearest, to this place. Is it true" (Sophocles 84). To the very end, Creon is kind to Oedipus, refusing to condemn him for his part in the death of Laius or his abusive behavior in the middle of the play. Instead, he insists Oedipus be judged... Your Number 20 September 2006 Oedipus and Creon As Oedipus the King begins, in all of Thebes, Oedipus can only one man as an equal: Jocasta's brother, Creon. Unfortunately, since Creon holds a position close to the king's, he is the first person Oedipus becomes suspicious of when he hears news he doesn't...
Antigone
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...Creon, then announced that anyone who can answer the sphinx correctly will be married to his sister. Oedipus succeeded the test and eventually became his mother’s husband, fulfilling the prophecies told about him. Oedipus then sired Antigone, Ismene, Polynices and Eteocles. However, after twenty years of reigning in Thebes, the place was again plagued. Wanting to help the citizens of Thebes, Oedipus was committed to solving the city’s problem which finally led him to know the facts of his birth. Feeling guilty and angry, he then blinded himself and was exiled by his brother-in-law, Creon while his wife and mother hanged herself (Johnston). Consequently... ?Full “Antigone” Through the Years Oedipus was...
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...
Antigone
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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...
Play (Sophocles Antigone)
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...Creon has personal reasons for not burying Polyneices, and this is the same reason he prevents Antigone, and Ismene from burying Polyneices. Bearing these personal matters makes Creon show more concern to the Eteocles than to Polyneices. Creon wants to make the populaces believe that the elder son is on the wrong although this is not true in the real sense. Creon feels offended, by Antigone and Ismene offering, to bury their brother contrary to his directions. Creon feels insulted... 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 the first painstaking protester within the play....
IB English A1 Higher Level
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...Creon’s Development of Political ity in Antigone Antigone is a play that deals with many political ideas: among them the appropriate amount of power that can be placed in a single individual, adherence to unjust laws, the effect of personal animosity on political decisions and, covering perhaps all of these the idea of physical force, the most absolute type of power, as is expressed within the phrase the “alliance of spears”. First, this essay will examine the phrase within the context of the particular part of the play that it appears in and in conjunction with those ideas that immediately surround it. The phrase appears in a speech...
Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone Rebellion Antigone by Sophocles is a play with very many different themes. The writer uses various Greek mythologies and literary elements to showcase numerous themes in the play. One of the dominant themes in the play is ‘Obedience and Rebellion’. The main antagonist, Creon and Antigone, the protagonist in the story, are embroiled in a series of rebellious and obedient deeds involving them and those who are close to them. The theme of rebellion can be seen through the following characters: Creon, Antigone, Haimon, Ismene, Polyneices and Eurydice. On the other hand, obedience as a theme can be showcased through the following characters: Antigone... Theme of Rebellion and Obedience in the Play...
Antigone And Feminism: How Has Antigone Empowered Women?
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...Antigone. This is one of the Three Theban Plays written by Sophocles that focus on Antigone, an admirable civil rebellious woman who stood for democracy and justice for her family by heroically defying the exploitative power of Creon, her authoritarian uncle (Sophocles, 1984). This paper will first seek to understand the development of the story then describe how Antigone displays feminism as a way of women empowerment in today’s society. Discussion Antigone is probably the first of Sophocles three Theban plays, although... ?Antigone and Feminism: How Have Antigone Empowered Women? Antigone and Feminism: How Have Antigone Empowered Women? Abstract In ancient societies, women were always termed inferior...
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 of tragedy, is who is the tragic hero of the play; is it Antigone or is it Creon? According to Aristotle’s concept, a tragic hero is highly placed, highly renowned and prosperous character. He is neither good nor bad and is never perfect. Finally he is responsible for his own down fall. The downfall is from a height so that it assumes somewhat of a high emotional magnitude to create an impact on the audience. Only such a fall from a height with impact of high magnitude will lead the...
Antigone by Sophocles
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...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. Major themes like the duty of a statesman (Creon) to protect his citizens against traitors, the duty of a woman (Antigone) to honor her relatives with a decent burial, and the duty of all... ?Visual Arts and Film Studies:...
Hero of Antigone
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...Antigone The question of who the hero of Antigone is can have various different answers depending on the definition of hero. It isgenerally accepted that a hero is a person who is characterized by "exceptional strength, nobility and courage". It shall be understood for the purposes of this analysis that these terms refer to the strength, nobility and courage of convictions; an ideological strength rather than brute strength, a nobility of purpose, rather than that of birth and the courage to hold on to one's beliefs or give them up. Using this broad definition it would be difficult to decide between Antigone and Creon as the hero of the play. However despite the more obvious claim... Who is the hero of...
Discuss the role played by morality or obligation in Antigone
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...Antigone: Antigon, as a considerate sister of Polyneices and a strong follower of religion went to any length to defend her stance against Creon’s immoral actions and merciless decisions. She was moved by the morality and firm obligation towards her gods. Not many people have enough courage to stand against the wrong actions of such powerful people as Creon like Antigone did. Her actions were self-sacrificial, though they had a strong ideology behind them. Creon had passed over the instructions that forbade everybody to bury the dead body of Polyneices. Creon wanted the dead body of Polyneices to rot and get eaten up by wild animals and vultures... ? 27 January, Role played by morality or obligation in...
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,...
Antigone Was a Coward
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...Antigone was a coward. Some people think that Antigone is a heroine because she stands up for her dead brother and then has the courage to take her own life rather than suffer the consequences of a whole situation that she does not agree with. They cite as evidence for this view the fact that the play is named after her, and not after the other main characters such as Creon, who is the king and the one in a position of power. A close analysis of the play reveals, however, that in fact Antigone is a coward, because she cannot face up to the contradictions in her own position, and she simply gives up rather than fighting for...
Aristotle view on Antigone
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...Antigone According to Aristotle there are conditions that any work of literature should fulfill to be considered a tragedy. These conditions revolve around the plot, character, songs and melody, diction and the Kartharsis. Antigone fulfills most of these conditions to qualify as a tragedy using Aristotle’s criterion. According to Aristotle the protagonist should be a renowned and prosperous person. Creon, the new ruler of Thebes meets these conditions. Not only was he prosperous and renowned but was also the most influential character in the play. The king's words and wishes were considered to be as strong as any law in Thebes. Creon utilizes the privileges and power bestowed... ?Aristotle view on...
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