Antigone And Feminism: How Has Antigone Empowered Women?
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...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 to men with no political, social or economic importance, and their main roles included bearing children, preparing meals and watching over household. However, over the years women empowerment has enabled them to gain equality with their male counterpart. Feminist movement has grown over the years and has gain popularity among international agencies, lobby groups, non-governmental organizations, women’s groups as well as politicians. These organizations nowadays relate themselves with women empowerment or feminism... ...
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...
Sopholces plays often seem to support the idea of democracy. What specific statements and events in Antigone make this true? If you disagree then show how antigone is actually undemocratic.
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...Antigone make this true? If you disagree then show how Antigone is actually undemocratic. In Antigone, the concept of democracy is considered exemplary. It is surprisingly that the practice of democracy is such a problematic concept. Democracy in Antigone was extended not to ‘all people’ but to ‘people excluding women’. Those who experienced democracy were ‘property owners’, ‘people of honor’ and ‘people of worth’. According to Aristotle, the term democracy was explained as an association of brothers. It is therefore imperative to note that there is no democracy in Antigone. All the people in Thebes, under... Sophocles plays often seem to support the idea of democracy. What specific ments and events in...
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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...women as action heroes include the rigid nature of the feminist agenda, feminism ideologies of the 20th century and the role of women in the society (Wilmer & Zukauskaite, 2007, p. 45). The concept of heroism is borrowed from the ancient Greek mythology which creates personality who is immortalized. From the analysis of the play, the heroism depicted is antagonistic heroism because there are two main characters namely protagonist Antigone versus Creon. The antagonistic heroism is displayed in various traditional and modern literatures including the Harry Potter Series. Side kick heroes support the main hero. In the case of Antigone, there is no side kick hero... ? Literary analysis of Antigone Rough...
Athens and Women's Roles
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...Women's Roles August 14, Women’s roles in “Agamemnon,” “Antigone,” and “Medea” Women serve various roles in “Agamemnon,” “Antigone,” and “Medea.” In “Agamemnon” and “Antigone,” women preserve the pride and honor of the family, although “Medea” shows a barbaric way of preserving family bonds; women express themselves as equals of men, which is present in all three plays; and finally, women also act as vanguards of godly orders and decrees, particularly in “Antigone.” Women preserve the pride and honor of the family, especially in times of troubles. In Sophocles' “Antigone,” women serve to promote family pride. One of the reasons that Antigone wants to bury Polyneices is because it is her... ? Athens and...
Antigone
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...Antigone are Antigone, who is Oedipus' daughter, Creon, King of Thebes after Oedipus is exiled, and Ismene. Antigone generates female power. She is not afraid to oppose a male ruler and is willing to die for her principles. Creon abhors Antigone for being such as hard-headed woman, especially when he prefers to bend women’s will than being bent by them. Ismene tries to convince Antigone of the futility of her noble endeavor. Then, she tries to convince Creon to forgive Antigone. The Chorus is also important to the play, because they serve to comment on the actions of the characters, to provide back stories, to connect the play to other... ?Topic Journal Antigone: Part PREVIEW When you finish Antigone...
Creon and Antigone Being Stubborn In Antigone
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...Antigone struggles against the authorities so as to reveal an unjust rule. This exposes a conflict between Antigone, Creon, and the communal customs that perceived that women are weaker than men and cannot participate in political decision-making. There is a conflict between two persons. There is a battle between Antigone and Creon, a representative of the state. Antigone also battles Ismene, who tries to convince her not to perform a burial ceremony for her brother. In addition, Creon quarrels with his son. Moreover, there is a conflict between the supernatural and the person, as Antigone’s household is cursed by the gods...      Creon and Antigone Being Stubborn In “Antigone” In “Antigone”, both Creon ...
Creon and Antigone being stubborn in "Antigone"
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...Antigone struggles against the authorities so as to reveal an unjust rule. This exposes a conflict between Antigone, Creon, and the communal customs that perceived that women are weaker than men and cannot participate in political decision-making. There is a conflict between two persons. There is a battle between Antigone and Creon, a representative of the state. Antigone also battles Ismene, who tries to convince her not to perform a burial ceremony for her brother. In addition, Creon quarrels with his son. Moreover, there is a conflict between the supernatural and the person, as Antigone’s household is cursed by the gods...      Creon and Antigone Being Stubborn In “Antigone” In “Antigone”, both Creon ...
Clytemnestra and Antigone
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...Antigone is very similar to her father as she starts behaving in the same rapid certainty that Oedipus started out with. For instance, the first five lines of the chorus show Antigone’s scheme to disobey Creon’s instruction and lay Polynices to rest (Sophocles 38). TREATMENT OF WOMEN The treatment of Antigone reflects the view of women as goddesses in classical antiquity. The tradition of Greece was entailed in the takeover of a goddess-oriented faith that scholars recognize today about Greece. Greek culture had to alter for women since women were the main object for religious commitment in the old faith. This means classical antiquity worshipped women in Greece while still revering... Clytemnestra and...
King Creon and Antigone
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...Antigone. According to the scenes in the play, it is pride that made King Creon decide not to offer his brother a proper burial. It is also his perception on the position of women in the society that made him ensure that the death of Polynices is not mourned by people. Additionally... 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...
literary analysis of antigone
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...women and therefore should not go against men, Antigone still insisted in burying Polyneices. Creon is the king of Thebes and the uncle of Antigone. Creon is the absolute tyrant and the antagonist in the play. He favors the rational laws of man as opposed to the laws of the gods. His hamartia or tragic error is his stubborn allegiance to the laws of man. His hubris or pride is also a flaw in his character. Because of his pride, he refused to listen to the blind prophet Teiresias who warned him about the death of his whole family. Creon’s arrogance can be observed in his manner of talking to Teiresias. In this drama however, although... Antigone The general idea of the tragedy “Antigone” is the...
Antigone by Sophocles
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...women have been subjected to unlike Antigone who represents illuminated and radicalized crop of women, who are not contented with the positions society has given them. She falls out with Antigone who perceives her as a Creon supporter. Ismenes desire to die alongside her is met with sharp criticism and rebuke from Antigone, who does not want to share her glorious death with her. “Yes. Save yourself. I shall not envy you. There are those who will praise you; I shall have honor too.” (pg. 10) Unlike his brother Polyneices, Etoecles is obedient to his own people and fights in their honor against his brother... Theme of Rebellion and Obedience in the Play Antigone Rebellion Antigone by Sophocles is a play...
Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone: “We must remember that by birth we’re women,/and as such, we shouldn’t fight with men” (Antigone, lines 77-78) Ismene realizes that she has a duty to bury her brother, but her approach is to back away from that and rely on the mercy of the gods and the dead: “So I’ll ask those underground for pardon” (Antigone, line 82). Ismene is concerned above all with her image as a woman, and she is very aware of how her actions will make her appear to other people. She wants to be seen as a perfect woman, meek and obedient: “But I can’t act against the state./That’s not in my nature.” (Antigone, lines 97-98) Later in the play, when Ismene appears to show... ?Visual Arts and Film Studies: Antigone by...
Moral Conflict in "Antigone" by Sophocles
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...Antigone and the History of the Concept of Natural Law.” Political Studies 50.3 (2002): 545-557. Print. Jack, Rand and Dana Crowley Jack. Moral Vision and Professional Decisions: The Changing Values of Women and Men Lawyers. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge U P, 1989. Print. Johnson, Peter... 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. 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...
Short Story: Antigone by Sophocles
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...Antigone, “the one who goes against”, suggests she opposes to the authoritative law represented by Creone. The main character, Antigone and her sister Ismene are introduced in the exposition of the play at the gates of Thebes. Antigone wants to bury her brother’s body though she knows it would violate Creon’s decree and cost her life: “For me death holds no pain, but if I had left my brother unburied, for that I would have suffered” (Sophocles). Her sister, on the contrary, fears Creon and believes that weak women should not contradict the king. However, Antigone’s loyalty to her brother and her family remains strong: “I will do my part,-and thine, if thou wilt not,-to a brother. False... Short Story:...
Sophocles's Antigone and Euripedes's Medea
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...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 and punishment. b. A detailed analysis on guilt and punishment in the play. 4. Conclusion Sophocles’ Antigone and Euripides’s Medea Guilt once determined as legitimate should be punished in accordance with the rules set. Guilt is the expressed responsibility for a wrong doing and is expected to be responded... Outline Introduction and discussion of...
Antigone, Oedipus and Othello
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...women in society and their conditions from society to society at different times play important expression which would again launch into a macrocosmic interpretation of the social values pertaining during the different ages when the plays were composed. Antigone captivates many social and legal aspects of the contemporary world which are more focused and concerned with the running of the state and relate to the issue of vigilance and surveillance of law... ?Compare the Plays Antigone, Oedipus and Othello and Discussion of Their Big Roles Introduction The history of theatre as a performing art is very old and rich. Plays have been incorporated as the reflection of the society through the paradigm of...
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 ruler to behave, but...
Discuss the role played by morality or obligation in Antigone
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...Antigone against such plan, stressing out that their fate will be dreadful if they will attempt to violate the teeth of law. Ismene further tried to awaken Antigone’s good judgment through reminding the latter that they are only women, not designed by nature to fight against the dominance of men, and that they are prevailed upon by those who are physically powerful, and as others believe mentally apt. Ismene’s counsel put emphasis to the world of force and brutality and to the assertions of influence and authority in that world. In the world of force, the mighty dominate the weaker and declare they have the divine right to do so... Morality in Sophocles’ Antigone I. Introduction Sophocle’s Antigone is a...
Analysis on Antigone
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...Antigone would have the same meaning if translated into a modern context. She is both young and female, thus her opinion would not be taken into consideration similar to the way it was not taken into consideration in the Greek version until she acted. Although modern Japanese women have more power than in the past, the organized crime syndicate of the Yakuza is based upon lower socio-economic male members of the Japanese society who are disenfranchised and find a brotherhood with the Yakuza gangs. It is typically male oriented (Howard, 2011). The setting of Japan in the environment of the Yakuza means that male dominance and family importance both remain...
Comparing the Depiction of Gender roles in Two Unlikely Literatures. Sophocle and David Ives
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...Antigone is among the three legendary Theban plays and was written prior to 441 BC. David Ives’ play Sure Thing was presented in 1988 and is a part of Ives collection of stories “All in the Timing”. Antigone is a classic drama dwelling along the predictable lines of tyrannical rule, injustice, lust for power and the aftereffects of divine intervention. However, through Antigone, the leading lady, Ismene, and Eurydice, Sophocles comprehensively depicts the status of women in ancient Greek society and the awkward division of gender roles. It is made clear from the very first scene that women were considered subordinate to males. Females were believed to be unequal, weak, indecisive... Comparing the...
Analysis on Antigone
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...Antigone would have the same meaning if translated into a modern context. She is both young and female, thus her opinion would not be taken into consideration similar to the way it was not taken into consideration in the Greek version until she acted. Although modern Japanese women have more power than in the past, the organized crime syndicate of the Yakuza is based upon lower socio-economic male members of the Japanese society who are disenfranchised and find a brotherhood with the Yakuza gangs. It is typically male oriented (Howard, 2011). The setting of Japan in the environment of the Yakuza means that male dominance and family importance both remain important themes. Generation... Running Head:...
Jesus, Antigone and Augustine
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...women and is able to defy the monarch f her country. The monarch of Thebes, Creon, issues an edict that Polyneices would not be given a funeral. This was a method of shaming a person who was considered to be a traitor. As mentioned earlier, the very existence of Antigone is a challenge to the structures of the family the way they existed in ancient Greece. The natural order of things is reversed in the sexual contact of Antigone’s parents, Oedipus and his mother, Jocasta. This unnatural state of affairs forebodes a change... ? Jesus, Antigone and Augustine Number Number Teacher’s Due Jesus, Antigone and Augustine History is replete with and accounts of tyrants and people who sought to exploit the masses...
Feminism and "Antigone" by Sophocles
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...Antigone by Sophocles (Question 3) Feminism is founded on the idea that women have been oppressed and that they should be elevated out of this oppression. Ancient Greece society was patriarchal with women being little more than possessions and of economic value. The play Antigone presents a woman who is not afraid to defy the will of the males who have dominion over her. The character Creon speaks in what would appear to be a hatred of women, but when examined in context he is being insulted by someone he would consider a subordinate and inferior to his position as a man. When taken in context, he speaks as a man whose superiority is being challenged and would likely be the reaction... Feminism and...
What makes Sophocles's Antigone a paradigm of the very idea of tragedy?
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...Antigone are both victims of the destiny, and their direct confrontation in the tragedy remarkably enhances the intensity of the events. For the audience, they are both wrong in their human pride. However, the fault of Antigone is approved. She does not possess the feature of humility, appropriate for the women of that time, but defends the religious precepts, which are close and understandable by the reader. Creon, in his turn, acts on his own behalf, using the possibilities, provided by his power. The strength of Creon, however, is not as important for the Greeks as the religion coalesced with the legendary... Professor Name Institution, course number Date Sophocles’s A...
Gender Role in Antigone by Sophocles and Sure Thing by David Ives
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...Antigone. Without going into the summary of the novel, let’s probe into the main theme of femininity and male dominance, which are the gender roles predetermined by the society. We know that every culture has different concepts of gender roles that are assigned to males and females, and these are the gender roles that define the masculinity and femininity of an individual regardless of his physical anatomy or, in other words, sex. “Men and women are social categories”, and socially, “we have the freedom to decide who counts as a man and who counts as a woman” (Roughgarden, 2004, p.23). Antigone revolves... ?[Your full October 18, Gender Role in Antigone and Sure Thing Gender role has been a main areaof...
Analytical Questions on Oedipus the King and Antigone
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...Antigone,” “The Women of Trachis,” “Oedipus... 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 was a time...
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 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...
Antigone
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...Antigone and Ismene. The tragedy of incest leads to blinding of Oedipus and leaving the city. The complex relationship between mother and son leads to the birth of four children who are also brothers to their father. The relationship between Antigone and Oedipus is complex in definition because of the complex nature of their relationships. Eteocles fights for Thebes while polyneices fights for the rebel (Sophocles 1118... Part one The prophecy about the ascension to power by Oedipus comes to pass in the play. Oedipus was to become king by killing his father Laius, which happened on his way to visit the town. The tragedy comes when he ascends to power and marries his mother. The life of Oedipus is...
"Antigone"
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...Antigone” and the Balance between the Laws of God and the Laws of Man Introduction One of the most famous tragedies written by the famous Greek writer Sophocles is the tragedy entitled “Antigone,” which was written at around 442 BC (“Antigone” n. p.). This tragedy actually focuses on the issues surrounding the burial of Polyneices (which Creon the new king of Thebes forbids as a punishment), as well as the resulting punishments meted upon Antigone and Ismene (“Antigone” n. p.). In these issues, one of the main conflicts present was between what to respect, on whether the law of man or the law of the gods, given that Creon implemented a law that Polyneices will not be buried as a punishment... ?...
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...Antigone” Through the Years Oedipus was the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta of Thebes who was given to a servant to be killed because of a prophecy that he would kill his father. However, unable to let the child die, the servant gave the child to another servant who in turn brought him to the king and queen of Corinth who adopted him and was named Oedipus. When he grew up, an oracle of Delphi repeated the prophecy told to his parents. For fear that he would kill his foster father and marry the mother he recognized as his own, Oedipus left the city and went to Thebes and there killed his real father. During that time, the city was plagued by a sphinx which ate the men who were not able... ?Full...
Antigone
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...Antigone When one considers the play Antigone, one will find that there are many lessons to be learnt from it. These lessons are mostly based on how one should behave ethically depending on the circumstances involved. When one thinks of the main character of the play, we find that she is a remarkably strong willed woman. Throughout the story, we find that she will stand up to whatever she thinks is right as seen when she chooses to bury her brother despite Creon’s express command forbidding Polyneices burial (Walker 199). Furthermore, she shows immense courage by burying her brother, and this can be seen as a rebellion against Creon’s authoritarian and...
Antigone
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...Antigone Reading a play cannot be compared to listening and watching it on a screen. Although the plays are mainly meant to be heard and seen, I think that as a reader, reading a play would be more advantageous than seeing and hearing it. The play “Conformity and Rebellion” were mainly written to be seen, however, reading it can also afford some advantages. First of all, reading the play “Conformity and Rebellion” will simplify me to understand this complex work if a read it before seen it being performed. As a reader, it will not be enjoyable to watch the play “Conformity and rebellion” on stage before having an idea behind it and this will make me not to understand some scenes clearly... ....
Antigone
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...Antigone," Haimon has a difficult relationship with his father. Explain how he relates to his father for the following: What he wants from his father at first and how his feelings toward his father change during the play: In the beginning, Haimon is shown to have great love and regard for his father, Creon, who he follows closely. Antigone refuses to marry Haimon the first time around, but later agrees. When the sons of Oedipius (and Creon’s nephews) Eteocles and Polynices die in a duel against each other, the throne passes to Creon. Oedipius’ sons had agreed that they would rule each alternatively for one year after... as they search for food” (Lines 21-22).This was displeasing to Haimon,...
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...Antigone and 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....
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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....
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...Antigone believed to be bound by duty of burying Polyneices summons her sister Ismene to help. However, Ismene declines asserting that women were not supposed to go against the decisions of men since men were stronger. In addition, it was not a mere man giving out an order against burying Polyneices but the king. Antigone disowns Ismene and goes on to bury Polyneices alone by sprinkling dirt over Polyneices body to symbolize burial. Meanwhile... The story of 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...
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...Antigone by Sophocles of Learning Gender Roles in Antigone by Sophocles Antigone is one of the most famousworks by ancient Greek writer Sophocles. The issue of gender roles are of particular interest since each of the characters demonstrates his/her attitude to gender issues. The play introduces the concepts of gender roles represented in ancient Greek society. In particular, the woman is seen as the keeper of the hearth, who must obey her husband. Men have much more rights and opportunities than women do. For this reason, the act of Antigone has particularly serious consequences, since as a woman she dares to go against the conventional laws (Jacobs, 1996). Despite the ban to bury... Gender Roles in...
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...Antigone tells Ismene that she wants her brother given a proper burial despite Creon’s decree. For Antigone family honor and the responsibilities that go along with it are much more important than the order of the ruler, Creon. Ismene, upon hearing her sister’s plans, tells Antigone that she would not go against the edict of Creon. For Ismene family considerations are not so important, rather it is the edict of the ruler that she would rather obey. As she puts it, both of them are women and are required not only to be subservient to the ruler, but also to men; they should not try to hold their own against these two authorities. Ismene... Your Full Your full Your complete 21 February From Antigone by...
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...Antigone by Sophocles depicts the character Antigone, who takes on a very interesting and dynamic role by depicting many strong personality traits. She also holds tightly to her strong personal beliefs. I support her actions in the play, as they are noble deeds. With a strong affinity for the dark world of those that are dead, Antigone proves her allegiance foremost to the divine places of the gods, instead of the mortal institutions. The way she speaks her mind and shows Creon; her true feeling makes her behavior and actions very different for other women of her time. The play opens while Antigone invites her sister Ismene to join her to bury their brother Polyneices... Reflection Paper In the play,...
The Elements of Drama
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...Antigone faces many challenges with her sister. Her encounter with Ismene about the burial of Polyneices leaves her heartbroken. Ismene is a conservative girl who believes in the maintenance of the status quo. When Antigone tells her to join her and bury their brother, Ismene is keen to remind her that the king has ordered a decree against anyone who will be seen burying him. She tells her that their family has suffered enough and was not ready to undergo another tragedy. Ismene reminds her that they are now all alone and therefore should do well in submitting to the law and obey. To Ismene, women must not fight with men... Elements of drama The character of Sophocles play Antigone is the first...
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...Antigone, the concept of foil character emerges quite significantly. Ismene is the foil for her stronger sister, Antigone. Compared to Antigone, Ismene has no urgency because she fears disobeying men in power. She is a submissive type who believes that women should not violate the laws of men since men are stronger than females. Additionally, Ismene does not help to bury Polyneices and tries to claim responsibility for the burial later to enable her die with Antigone. Ismene love her family and appreciates her place in the society dominated by men, a sharp contrast to Antigone, who is...
Account for any changes and continuities in the depiction of women in the political fictions of the US and UK
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...women’s rights through prohibiting them to express grief in public funerals or abandon their homes without escorts, for fear that they lose their dignity (Gibbons, 2003). Why does Antigone departed with the stereotypes for her gender so rebelliously? Is it to pay respect to kinship ties, which the Greeks perceived as vital to the polis? Antigone in fact buries Polyneices twice; after the guards cleaned the ritual filth, she bravely repeats her work. She carried out these sacraments for her parents, too. She prefers commitment to the dead... I. Introduction The transformation of society driven by the industrial revolution has traditionally been believed to have brought about a concept...
Sophocles Antigone
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...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, which occasionally led to his arrest. No matter how many times Martin got arrested, his quest for equality and just for the black... Sohpocles...
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...
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