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 prefers to bury her father despite the opposition by the king. Sophocles upholds the view of Antigone of the existence of deity's laws which must be followed in order to avoid conflict. The ego of both the king and Antigone leads to serious failures and death of the character. Antigone believes in the moral obligation and family duty, but Creon believes in human laws as greater than the deity (Sophocles, 2008, p. 126). Both stances deal with the issues of respect, but different perceptions that are integral in the development of the views. The views are very similar, but personal ego ensured there is a lack of consensus. Creon is very inflexible and cannot offer... ? Literary analysis of...
"Antigone"
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...Antigone will be punished through burying her alive in the cave (which was contrary to the law of the gods), starting the debate of Antigone and Creon on which law must actually be followed, the law of man (which is Creon’s law) or the law of the gods (“Antigone” n. p.). According to Antigone, the law of Creon must not be followed and that she has the moral obligation to bury the body of her brother despite it being contrary to the law given by him, given that such kind of law actually runs in contrary to the laws of the gods, making the decree of Creon morally corrupt and against the will of the gods (“Antigone” n. p.). According to Antigone, Yes... ? “Antigone” and the Balance between the Laws of God...
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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 leads to serious failures and death of the character. Antigone believes in the moral obligation and family duty, but Creon believes in human laws as greater than the deity (Sophocles 34). Both instances deal with the issues of respect, but different perceptions are presented that are integral in the development of the radical views. The views are very similar, but personal ego ensured there is a lack of consensus. Creon is very inflexible and cannot offer the necessary reasoning. The defying the law of Creon lead to a serious challenge for Antigone, but the move is opposed by the Creon’s son. The end product of...
Antigone
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...Antigone the main protagonist goes on to make just this point. She chooses to kill herself rather than wait for her inevitable fate, and in doing so is again challenging the fate that her uncle (or the powers that be) have decreed for her. In fact the entire play of Antigone is a study of right versus wrong. While King Creon and Ismene would bow to the powers that be, Antigone prefers to do what is right and just. She is clearly on the higher moral ground. 4. Robert Anderson, in his essay that opens Collection 12, recalls a saying about the theatre: all... of the of the English Submitted English 2 Lesson 4 and 5 Lesson # 4 In "Antigone," Haimon has a difficult relationship with his father. Explain how...
Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone. He does not offer his moral standing on the king’s harsh decree; his main drive is to please the king. However, his obedience can be attributed to fear and not for his support for his support for the king. Another character showing complete obedience to Creon is the priest. He knows the king’s decree is faulty, but does not rebel against him. In fact, he occasionally offers advice that his master either listens to or overlooks. However, he is more of an enforcer of the king’s commands and less of an advisor as he is often rebuked. Ismene’s fear of harsh retribution from the king forces her not to accompany her sister in her... Theme of Rebellion and Obedience in the Play Antigone Rebellion...
Antigone, by Sophocles
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...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: 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. Antigone is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in 442 BC. It is one of the tragedies belonging to three Theban plays. The plot gives an outline of the two opposing nations headed by blood...
Antigone by Sophocles
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...moral decision about it. The first instinct that he has is to run away from his job and save his own life. He is not particularly loyal to his employer, but just wants to save his own skin. In the end he sees a chance to redeem himself, and keep his job, by offering up the woman he has caught in the act of burying the corpse. The way that he keeps changing his mind shows that he is willing to act opportunistically, based on whatever action will bring him the most benefit, rather than on the basis of any sense of duty, or any clear principles. When the Guard finds Antigone, however, he will not submit to the luck of the draw, but insists himself... ?Visual Arts and Film Studies: Antigone by Sophocles. The ...
Sophocles Antigone
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...Antigone considers that synthetic laws must complement with the superior god-given customs, rites, justice, traditions, and ethics. On top of that, Antigone regards loathing of a natural life as concluding with death. Therefore, Antigone advocates for both the loyal and disloyal Theban dead to be provided with a decent burial. Antigone too thinks about the consequences of her activities in terms of the passage through life into death. Crito on the other hand, proposes that in moral matters, the few wise should be followed and not the opinion of the public. Public opinion advocate for retaliating evil for...
Discuss the role played by morality or obligation in Antigone
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...morality or obligation in 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...
Antigone, by Sophocles
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...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: 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. Antigone is an ancient Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in 442 BC. It is one of the tragedies belonging to three Theban plays. The plot gives an outline of the two opposing nations headed by blood...
Analysis Interpretation of Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone" by Sophocles The drama "Antigone" was written c. 442 BC. From ancient time, the question of universal laws hasbeen 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 the face of strict laws developed by her uncle, Creon, Antigone feels morally obliged to bury her dead brother according to God's laws. Antigone is convinced that she has to follow God's laws and care for her brother's body. According to laws of the state everyone who obeys them are condemned to death. In spite... of this threat,...
Antigone Written Response
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...morally. Sophocles points out at this dangerous trend in the character of the kings in another of his plays, Oedipus the King, the prequel to Antigone. (Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus) There the tragedy is brought about by the arrogance of Oedipus, the king. This lesson is valid not only to the Theban people but to the rulers and the people of the modern world too. More valid to the modern times is the theme of the right of the individual to reject the attempt by the Government or the society to control his/her freedom to perform his/her personal obligations. Antigone fights such controlling efforts by Creon. While... CREON AND ANTIGONE: The most often asked question about the play Antigone by...
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... of wheels; the...
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 ethical and appropriate way for a...
Sophocles's Antigone and Euripedes's Medea
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...moral aspect. The key questions being whether Polyneices should be punished even in death, whether his sister Antigone, should be punished for burying him and whether the king should be punished for upholding the law. Medea is a play also from the ancient Greek based on a myth. The drama by Euripides is based... Outline Introduction and discussion of Antigone a. A brief of Sophocles b. Definition of terms used.c. A brief history about the play. 2. Analysis of the play Antigone highlighting instances of guilt and punishment. a. A detailed synopsis on guilt and punishment in the play. 3. Introduction and discussion of Medea a. An analysis of the play by Euripides’s, Medea highlighting instances of guilt...
Discuss the role played by morality or obligation in Antigone
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...Morality in Sophocles’ 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...
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. Even though it puts them in the position of challenging authority both choose to honor the dead and the right they have to rest in peace. Hamlet was written about 1601, that was the time it was first performed and in Elizabethan theatre, where new entertainment was in high demand, plays were performed as soon as they were completed. Shakespeare never published his plays therefore none... of...
Power of Higher Authority in significant relevance to Antigone by Sophocles and Another Antigone by A.R Gurney.
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...Antigone, this antagonist was Creon the King. In Gurney’s play it is the Professor in Classics Department George Henry Harper. But the nature of struggle of the two heroines is the same. This essay will argue that the depiction of the power of Higher Authority is crucial to the dramatization and moral deliberation of the two plays. Professor Henry Harper is equated to the all powerful Creon of Sophocles’ conception. To match with his role as an intimidator Harper is given a grizzly white beard by author Gurney. The University of Boston and its... ?How does power of Higher ity manifest in Antigone by Sophocles and Another Antigone by A.R.Gurney? Almost two and a half millennia separate the ancient Greek...
Illiad, Antigone, and Bhagavad Gita
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...morals, prudence, honesty and immaculateness. Unfortunately, a large portion of the aforementioned terms are uniquely unfashionable in our present day society. Yet it is Dharma by which the seeker of truth can advance to gnosis. Krishna guided the Pandavas to triumph on the battleground of Kurukshetra, frequently by phenomenal intercession, so Draupadi was had revenge regarding and Dharma restored. An individual who protects dharma is bound to vanquish detestable and lack of awareness. Dissimilar to Rama, Krishna did not stick to an outer code of Dharma. Rather, he saw... ? Quotes Used and Pages or Chapters Example (2.31) Chapter 2 Line 31 Example 490) Chapter Line 490 etc. Kindly, hope that’s clear...
Illiad, Antigone, and Bhagavad Gita
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...moral values. Her God is similar to Krishna who detains the supreme power. This strong foundation on morals explains the acceptance of her fate since she believes that death is only the destruction of the flesh and that her death will allow the restoration of order. Furthermore, the warriors in Iliad, Antigone and the Gita make sense to the modern reader through their similarity with our present day soldiers who also have the duty to defend their nations. These warriors have missions to accomplish that constitute their dharma, and the karma is also significant because their actions have many consequences. Despite the different time periods that change the content... their nations...
Illiad, Antigone, and Bhagavad Gita
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...moral advice or direct intervention in the handling of human matters. Works Cited The Bhagavad Gita: A New Translation. Trans. Stephen Mitchell. New York: Crown Publishing, 2002. Print. Homer. The Iliad. Trans. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox. New York: Penguin, 1991. Print. Sophocles. Antigone. Trans. Paul Woodruff. Indianapolis: Hackett Publishing, 2001. Print.... ?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, Antigone and Bhagavad Gita Classical literature presents many significant experiences that display wisdom and other life lessons still...
Does Either Antigone or Creon Get Reality Right, and is Either a Success?
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...Antigone speaks for kinship. Such is the first layer of disharmony between them. Neither can bend, nor indeed even read (as in decipher), the other's moral compass. This is the first antinomy that Sophocles foregrounds” (Meltzer). This failure to perceive the other’s view represents a serious limitation to each of their characters. This confrontation results in Creon’s radical decision that causes more tragedy in the family. When Creon condemns Antigone to death, he is supposedly protecting the state, but he fears more her radicalism which represents a threat to his kingdom. The death of Eteocles and Polynices gives him access to the throne and by eliminating Antigone... ? Does either Antigone or Creon...
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...
Tragic Dramas of Oedipus Rex and Antigone
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...Antigone In the days of ancient Greece and Rome, people didn't have such easy access to entertainment as we do now. For these ancient people, one of the highlights of the year was the ability to go to the theatre where they would be able to watch live dramas acted out on stage. Since tickets were free to every registered citizen, plays had to be written to appeal to a wide variety of social classes and often with more than one simple purpose. More than just providing an afternoon of entertainment, many of these plays also contained within them lessons regarding proper moral, social, and political behavior. It was up to the playwrights to teach the people how... Rex and...
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...
ANTIGONE
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...morality of the king’s edicts, and this stubbornness is a main cause of her downfall. She would take her own life by hanging herself, true to her character and her defiance (Sophocles). 2. Five Ancient Greek Beliefs, Customs, Views Using Evidence from Antigone The Ancient Greeks believed in appeasing the gods with sacrifices, as evidenced by the testimony of the prophet Tiresias. They also believed that not burying a dead person is the worst kind of fate that can befall a person. Through Tiresias we also find that the Ancient Greeks had a superstition against burying people alive. The Ancient Greeks also viewed going against the gods as having fatal consequences... Antigone Table of Contents...
Antigone
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...Antigone The importance of family and adherence to religious belief has been a major theme of literature since well before the advent of Christianity. The ancient Greeks, with their pantheon of gods, had deep religious convictions that reinforced many values we continue to hold sacred today, such as honor and loyalty to family and loved ones. One shining example of this type of writing can be found in the works of Sophicles in his play Antigone. This play tells the story of Oedipus’ daughter and opens shortly after the death of her two brothers, who have killed each other in a battle to see who would be king of Thebes. While one brother was buried with all... The Importance of Family in Sophicle’s...
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...
Creons Development of Political Authority in Antigone
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...Antigone says that she will ignore Creon's order because it is based upon injustice and the fact that she obeys a "higher" (in moral terms) law that belongs to those who are below, in Hades. She says, "I will bury him. I will have a noble death, And lie with him, a dear sister and a dear brother. Call it a crime of reverence, but I must be good to those below. I will be there longer than with you." (l.72-75) A ruler who changes the 'law' to whatever... 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...
Antigone
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...Antigone is bold and attempts to bury the body of his brother despite lack of support from her sister Ismene. Her attempt to bury him lands her to prison together with her sister that was accused of having known the plot. The issue of Antigone causes a row between Creon and his son, Haemon. Haemon is in love with Antigone. Creon rules that he will spare Ismene and bury Antigone alive were not for the intervention... Part The play opens with Thebe’s civil war that results to the death of two conflicting brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices. Creon takes over the leadership and decrees that Polyneices will be unburried and hence be consumed by prey since he was the cause of the conflict. Their sister Antigone ...
Antigone
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...Antigone 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...
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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...
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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... ....
What moral values are emphasized in The Theban Plays?
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...Antigone’s decision to bury her brother can be seen as a means through which she is seeking justice for him. This is because it was considered morally wrong to leave the body of an individual unburied, even if that person was an enemy. Furthermore, through this action, she shows immense courage, and this can be seen as a rebellion against... The Theban Plays are rich in examples that reflect the moral values of the Ancient Greek society that Sophocles wanted to emphasize. Many of these are displayed through the characters in the play whose actions are designed to show the significance of various moral values. Among the most significant moral values that can be seen in the plays are truth, justice,...
What moral values are emphasized in The Theban Plays?
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...Antigone’s decision to bury her brother can be seen as a means through which she is seeking justice for him. This is because it was considered morally wrong to leave the body of an individual unburied, even if that person was an enemy. Furthermore, through this action, she shows immense courage, and this can be seen as a rebellion against... The Theban Plays are rich in examples that reflect the moral values of the Ancient Greek society that Sophocles wanted to emphasize. Many of these are displayed through the characters in the play whose actions are designed to show the significance of various moral values. Among the most significant moral values that can be seen in the plays are truth, justice,...
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...Antigone to a suicidal confrontation with the authority of a masculine king. Antigone is not afraid to die in the pursuit of what she holds as a moral duty as she dialogs with her sister who is afraid of the consequences of going against orders of men. Ultimately Antigone dies after refusing to compromise with what she holds as right defending her dead brother. In addition, Antigone does not abandon her cause even after being promised a happy life by Creon if she abandoned her cause. The act of refusing to be bought out of her resolve and stand depicts Antigone as incorruptible... The story of Antigone Philosophy: the story of Antigone Antigone is an ancient Greek myth written by a Greek playwright...
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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...
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...morals. Antigone gives honour and a principled responsibility to the gods and family equal weight in her defence since she does not want to offend the gods and to attract severe penalties from them (“Sophocles Antigone 442 BC”, 2005). Like Sophocles’ Antigone, Plato’s Socrates believes that in as much as the Athenian judicial system was a legitimate legal authority, and that he had been found guilty by “the laws,” the individuals who acted as lawmakers had acted immorally (Brickhouse and Smith, 1994). This argument explains Socrates defiance of the Athenian law, that it did not meet moral... Sophocles’ Antigone and Plato’s Socrates Critics have long argued that both Sophocles’ Antigone and Plato’s...
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...Antigone: the Tragic Hero. Retrieved on 12th September 2011 from http://onlineessays.com/essays/literature/lit028.php. Bernard, Williams. “Moral Incapacity”: Making Sense of Humanity. Cambridge; CUP 1995, pp.46-55. Shopocles. Antigone. Retrieved on 12th September, 2011 from http://www.gradesaver.c. m/antigone/study-guide/major-themes/.... The Consequences of 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...
English - World Literature: "Analysis of How Far Antigone's and Oedipus's adherence to principles contributes to their downfall
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...Antigone precipitate their downfall? Sophocles’s Oedipus the King and Anouilh’s Antigone are both tragedies in the Aristotelian sense; as such, the protagonists (Oedipus and Antigone, respectively) have character traits that precipitate their downfall: both demonstrate pride, and a certain stubbornness in their adherence to moral principles. Oedipus refuses to go back on the curse he issued at the start of the play, even though he discovers that he is the object of that curse; Antigone refuses to allow her brother to go unburied without putting up a fight, even though she is fully aware that this will result in her execution... To what extent does the adherence to principles shown by Oedipus and Antigone ...
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...Moral Arguments Analysis of Moral Arguments Identify the Moral Issues at Stake One of the moral issues at stake is honesty because Jane needs to admit that she has been eavesdropping on her friend’s conversations. Invasion of privacy is also an additional moral issue sat stake. The fact that Jane overheard Sue talking about a pregnancy that she is just about to terminate means that there is the possibility of exposing a critical moral failing. The issue of loyalty is also at stake in this case because Jane needs to protect the interests of her brother and best friend (Vaughn, 2013). Who have Moral Stakes in this Scenario? Do they Conflict? And what are they? Evidently, Jane and Sue have... Analysis of...
Moral
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...Moral Autobiography Ethics is the branch of philosophy that deals with values relating to human conduct. It analyzes whether an action is right or wrong according to the degree of goodness and badness involved in the action and the motives. Like all others, my behavior too is the product of both genetics and socialization. So, the ethics in me too has been undergoing the influence of both. In other words, the gene in me and the society around me both had an impact on my behavior and my ethics. Genetics made me possess certain innate qualities that I find difficult to erase. However, it seems to me that socialization had a larger role in deciding my outward behavior...
Moral
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...moral within society contributes to the motivations, choices, and actions made by people everyday. It is society which defines what morality is and applies the necessary pressure to force individuals to conform. Often, failing under these societal pressures, individuals are forced to use deception to escape the oppressive nature of their society. Oscar Wilde, in The Importance of Being Earnest and William Shakespeare, in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, venture into nature of society and how it effects the individuals within that society. Shakespeare and Wilde assert that deception is a symptom of a corrupt society not a character flaw. The plot of The Importance of Being... The desperate need to be moral ...
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...
Sophocles Antigone
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...Antigone who has sacrificed herself to uphold what she believes in and refuses to be subjected to any law from the oppressive Creon. Her refusal to be subdued by restrictive orders is admirable in the sense that she honors her independence more than anything, even her life. To be able to live by one’s own virtues properly guided by ethical standards of morality is the greatest law anyone could devise.... There are but a very few where the concept of breaking the law prevails over just abiding by it in order to follow what I perceive to be right. At one time I have joined a picket even though it was not officially sanctioned in order to join the protest of a group of people. While this is technically...
Are We Living in a Moral Stone Age?
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...morality. For example, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet instills in the minds of readers the concepts of disobedience to one’s parents and teenage marriage. In the same way, Sophocles’ Antigone justifies the suicidal acts of Eurydice and Haemon to express the need for moral transformation. If these are what Sommers considers as literary classics to teach traditional ethics, we cannot expect the youth to have a strong... Are We Living in a Moral Stone Age An Analysis Teaching about moral standards has always been an issue in the field of education. Many educators believe that moral standards should be taught in school but some argue that morality should not be imposed by educational institutions. In the...
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