The Tragedy of the play Antigone
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...Tragedy of the play Antigone Introduction The play Antigone by Sophocles describes the tragedy that befalls the lives of both Antigone and Creon. But it is Creon who suffers the fate of the tragic hero. His pride blindfolds him to see his error. Creon’s tragic end is a cause of his pride, arrogance and indiscretion. Unlike in Oedipus Rex where the tragedy is caused by a twist of fate, in Antigone it is caused by human folly. As Creon’s tragedy is more real, the audience can identify with the emotions and relate to the character. Tragedy 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...
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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...tragedies. His concise definition of tragedy is that it is “an imitation of an action that is serious ... with incidents arousing pity and fear, in order to accomplish the catharsis of such emotions." (Botton 20) Tragedy is relevant to the discussion to the extent that it is often the by-product of abuse of power. This is clearly evident in the two plays in question. In the classic and modern versions of the mythic Antigone, tragedy strikes two different targets. In Sophocles it is Antigone who satisfies the Aristotelian conception of the tragic hero. For example, the tragic hero is someone who feels... ?How does power of Higher ity manifest in Antigone by Sophocles and Another Antigone by A.R.Gurney?...
Antigone
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...tragedy as depicted in the story of Antigone and Creon which shows the desire for freedom and social guidance (Wilmer & Zukauskaite, 2007, p. 125). In addition, the relationship and desires of the two main characters shapes the development of the story. The principles of choice and the lack of flexibility to accommodate the views of others indicate the power of dictatorship and authoritarian regime. Creon refuses to accept the beliefs of Antigone and uses his authority to infringe on the rights of Antigone leading to tragedy. However, crisis in the play is presented at the start of the play, when Oedipus kills his father... ? Literary analysis of Antigone Rough draft Literary analysis: Antigone The story ...
"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 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. However, it is not simply a retelling of Sophocles’ tragedy but is believed to be based... ?Full “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...
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 pride and...
Antigone
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...Antigone unwittingly killed Haemon too, because of her defiance. She loves him, but she loves her family and gods more. Lesson 4 Journal Entry # 5 of 14 Journal Exercise 4.5: Cause and Effect Essay You've just read a Greek tragedy which is great preparation for writing a cause and effect essay. The ending of a classic dramatic tragedy can usually be traced in a clear cause... ?Topic Journal 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? ...
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...
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...
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,...
King Creon and Antigone
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...Tragedy: Antigone. Web. 16 Nov. 2014. ... King 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...
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...
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 the tragic events of the trilogy. Another theme...
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...
Clytemnestra and Antigone
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...ANTIGONE In the “Antigone,” Antigone’s actions are justified through her devotion to natural law. This commitment is understood best in terms of what Greek audiences in classical antiquity viewed as a most unusual household tragedy. The debate of human law versus natural law is a key motif in the “Antigone” and Antigone struggles with it through her actions (Sophocles 27). More specifically, Antigone violates Creon’s laws to commemorate her brother, as the gods would expect of her. As a result, Antigone acts on her own since she believes the laws of man are wrong and do... Clytemnestra and Antigone INTRODUCTION In the “Agamemnon,” Clytemnestra’s actions are justified by considering the law from a...
Antigone the Ideal Leader
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...Antigone is one such literary character that exudes with the requisite nobility, strength and courage to stand for what is right, despite facing the risk of being susceptible to an unfavorable and avoidable outcome, which is the true and unexceptional trait of a natural leader. In Sophocles' famous tragedy Antigone, the central character Antigone is presented and unraveled amidst a unique and peculiar set of circumstances, where she is a hapless witness to the dereliction... of the cherished morals and ideals, not only by her near and dear one's like her sister Ismene, but also by the people who are supposed to uphold the righteousness in Theben society, like Ceron, who comes to power in...
Antigone and Euthyphro
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...Antigone and Euthyphro’s individual’s beliefs and perception of how rules must be taken were the forces that influenced them to choosing decisions that shaped their recognition about the nature of piety. The life story of Antigone indeed began with a tragedy, which had provoked her to make a decision that changed the course of her life, or perhaps, has become the instrument to ending her life through unjust means. Antigone was trapped in a situation, where she had to choose between what is right based on her conscience, and on what is right based on the legal code of Thebes. Apparently, conflicts were brought by the...
Antigone Written Response
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...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 audience to what Aristotle calls “ Catharsis”, or purging away of bad traits in their own character... CREON AND...
Antigone and Euthyphro
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...Antigone and Euthyphro’s individual’s beliefs and perception of how rules must be taken were the forces that influenced them to choosing decisions that shaped their recognition about the nature of piety. The life story of Antigone indeed began with a tragedy, which had provoked her to make a decision that changed the course of her life, or perhaps, has become the instrument to ending her life through unjust means. Antigone was trapped in a situation, where she had to choose between what is right based on her conscience, and on what is right based on the legal code of Thebes. Apparently, conflicts were brought by the...
Sophocles Antigone
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...Antigone Plot Summary In Sophocles play of Antigone, it is a story of tragedy. The story is a continuation of the tale of Oedipus... Sohpocles antigone Dr. Martin Luther king Jr. an African American social activist and the President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference was arrested again in April 11, 1964 and sent to the Alabama prison. While in prison, he wrote a response letter to the eight white clergymen of the Alabama state. The letter addressed the issues of the Negroes of the Alabama state and the reasons for his intervention. The King’s relentless efforts to end segregation, racism and unjust held him directly responsible for stirring up the black for protests and demonstrations,...
Play (Sophocles Antigone)
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...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. The performance of this play offers criticism to the government that was reigning at that period in an attempt to illustrate the unlawful dealings with the reigning government. The play is full of tragedy straight from the beginning where the father to the two sons learns that he has committed incest, by unknowingly getting married his own mother. The two sons then start fighting over kingship with the younger son, attaining kingship through force (Brian 1). This never comes too... Task Sophocles...
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... : civilization...
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... ”...
Compare and Contrast Antigone and Creon from the play 'Antigone' by Jean Anouilh
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...Antigone and the instinctual shock on hearing the death of his son and the queen are all proofs of the human traits lying dormant in the poor ruler. But the tragedy is that Creon considers his kingship above all and the rule of the state as paramount. Thus he alienates himself from whomever he considers dear. Anouilh presents King Creon as the archetypal figure head of a state who is wedded... 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...
Making Sense of Antigone
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...Antigone Antigone is one of the most memorable female protagonists in ical Greek literature. Her story, depicted in many versions tells of a tragedy of a young girl who defied a king in order to bury his brother with dignity. The character is powerful and this is not only because she rebelled against one who represented power and order but that she did it alone. Borne out of the incestuous marriage between King Oedipus of Thebes and his mother Queen Jocasta, Antigone became the subject of the popular story wherein she fights for a respectable funeral for her brother Polynices. When King Oedipus died, it was ruled that Polynices and his brother Eteocles were to rule Thebes on a term... ?Making Sense of...
Sophocles's Antigone and Euripedes's Medea
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...Tragedies have been written that deal on the aspects of guilt and the punishment accorded therewith. The two are Antigone by Sophocles and Medea by Euripides. Sophocles Antigone and Euripides Medea are two of some of the greatest tragedies that were written and performed in ancient Greek. A tragedy is a play mainly based on the problems and suffering by human beings. Therefore, the main purpose of this paper is to explore the themes of guilt and punishment as brought out in both Sophocles’ Antigone and Euripides Medea plays. The main intention of a tragedy is to invoke behavior and invoke emotions from the viewers while also entertaining them... Outline Introduction and discussion of Antigone a. A brief ...
Antigone, Oedipus and Othello
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...tragedies of literature but Antigone is a tragedy of a princess and Oedipus and Othello speaks the tragic saga of two kings from two different parts of the world facing their predicament at two different times, yet are united by their grief and suffering evolved out of misunderstanding, betrayal and infidelity with all-pervasive elements of destiny extending and exercising its spell on the characters of the play. Antigone was probably composed by Sophocles before or in the year of 442 B.C. Chronologically, Antigone stands in the third position among the three Theban Plays but it is assumed to be written first. The play focuses... ?Compare the Plays Antigone, Oedipus and Othello and Discussion of Their...
Discuss the role played by morality or obligation in Antigone
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...Antigone over Creon, as an absolution of the individual’s appreciation of right and wrong over the assertions of the state and nothing more. In the story Antigone, the literary style of tragedy is accentuated by the arrangement of the events from order to chaos. The two central characters in the story were the tragic heroine Antigone and pragmatic but weary ruler Creon. Both Antigone and Creon primarily played significant roles in the story; yet, the former one was the character who brought about relevant changes in the kingdom through her insistence... 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 ...
Comparing oedipus and antigone as tragic heroes
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...Antigone and Oedipus as Tragic Figures The conception of tragic heroes has changed significantly since Aristotle first laid down the rules for defining tragedy in his Poetics. In its origins in ancient Greek drama, a tragic hero could only be a member of royalty and almost always male. By Shakespeare's day the gender mattered slightly less, though bloodlines still retained a high level of import. Today's tragic hero can be male or female, come from any stratum of society, can hold any job, literally be anyone. Along with these admirable amendments to the rules, however, have come other differences in defining that a tragic hero is. In contemporary...
Character Analysis: Comparing the life, death and its consequences of Jean Anouilh's Antigone and Creon
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...tragedy especially given that it represents its actions, which are serious, complete, and represents the actions in beautiful acted speeches. Antigone play is basically a model tragedy since it includes both pain and sorrow. These emotions are expressed differently by various characters, especially the main characters. In the novel, the concept is a bit different. Kurtz trades in ivory having been sent by a Belgium company to this African nation (Conrad, pg12). Given the use of superior technology, he wins the heart of many people thereby being able to make himself a demigod of the tribes that surrounded his station. This way he is able... Character Analysis: Comparing the life, death and its...
Analyze the relationship of three heroes to their gods: Odysseus and Athena, Oedipus and Apollo, and Antigone with the Zeus.
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...Antigone and Zeus where, Antigone epitomizing loyalty and justice, still experiences a tragic end. Zeus, the king of heaven, is the protector of justice and morality in this play. He is repeatedly portrayed as hating pride and arrogance by the chorus; “For Zeus hates excessively the boasts of a great tongue” (Antigone, 125). Despite her strength and strong will, Antigone laments at the endless episodes of tragedy befalling them: Ismene, my dear sister... ? Greek mythology is filled with wondrous and powerful gods with heroes trying to impress, challenge or face them. One such example is that of Odysseus in “The Odyssey” and his relationship with Athena, the goddess of war. She portrays a strong...
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...
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 Polynices could be assumed the terrorists within the government of Thebes as presided over Creon. They chose to pursue some political goals that are not consistent with the wishes of the Creon. As such, they represented the enemy within. Creon had various options to handle the challenges brought about by the defiance of Antigone and the presumed disobedience of Polynices. However, his approach became inflexible as he was not willing to heed to the counsel of his own son and other people who had advised him to exercise some caution in handling the matter. It would be important to regard the various points of difference, which lead into the eventual tragedy of the kingdom... Antigone and the...
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’...
Analytical Questions on Oedipus the King and Antigone
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...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 theater, during the time of Sophocles, started in celebration of the god...
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 by Sophocles and Ancient Greek Civilization
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...Antigone, and had not wished to lose his fiance. Creon failed to adhere to his so wishes, but releases Ismene banishing her from the land. Furthermore, the prophet Teiresias warned the king against defying the gods wishes to bury Polyneices and warning him of a tragedy. The events witnessed Theban citizens recite a chorus that reminded the king that the prophet had never been wrong and that, his ruling that he would lose his son would happen. He hurriedly changes his mind for fear of the misfortune and performs a proper burial ceremony to bury Polyneices body (Sophocles 9). On the attempt to free the imprisoned Antigone, he is too late to avoid tragedy and finds a dead prisoner bringing more...
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...
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...
A Study of Aristotelian tragedy in Oedipus
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...tragedy in Oedipus: The great Greek myth of Oedipus continues to be integral to the Western literary canon even today. Starting from 5th century B.C., various ancient writers of the Hellenistic era made references to Oedipus in their works. The best known version of the Oedipus myth comes from Sophocles’ trilogy of Theban plays: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. Reading the biography of Oedipus through Aristotle’s conception of tragedy makes for an interesting scholarly exercise. One of Aristotle’s most influential works concerning literary theory is his Poetics. In it he articulates with eloquence and clarity various facets of good theatre. Tragedy... ? A Study of Aristotelian tragedy...
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 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...
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...
Response Paper for the Ancient Tragedy Book
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...tragedy book - (Oedipus the King). Oedipus the King and major themes and issues Introduction Oedipus the kingof Thebes is known for his intelligence and arrogance and he thought himself to be the God. Due to his cruel deeds he had to suffer immensely. The story shows the reader the result of cruel deeds and arrogance and how free will and fate have hold on one’s life. This is a tragic story which revolves around death, human suffering and repentance .Oedipus being a proud and arrogant king performed many heinous deeds and forgot his limitation as a human being and regarded himself an s God. The story shows us that bad deeds and false pride can only lead... ?Topic - Response paper for the ancient tragedy...
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