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Political Implications of Sophocles’ Book, Antigone People express their personal views and thoughts through different ways and means. Mostly, they will choose their professions to express their ideologies. Authors, through their work create imaginary pictures and characters which they then use to convey the message of their thoughts and what they believe in…
Lack of satisfaction on the form of leadership attracts criticism while what they deem to be the best form of leadership that leaders ought to adopt is exalted by different authors. Thoughts of authors could either have positive or negative influences on the people who read their work. In analysing the dangers of different authors, this paper will look at two thinkers and authors of ancient history. An analysis of Sophocles’ ideas in Antigone and Plato’s The Trial and Death of Socrates will be used as the reference to the analysis. In his book Antigone, Sophocles explores on the punishment which disobedient people in Thebes, kingdom of Greek. It also showed the various methods used in ruling the kingdom. The author, in his choice of using a woman as the main character showed the theme of the plight of women in the times, though in a negative way. He chose to support the plight of women, as the episodes of the book progresses. On his part however, Plato in his book, the trial and death of Socrates, he explores the influence of political leaders and their influence on the subjects. The book portrays Socrates in a devilish way as he manipulates the people around him with his philosophical influence. ...
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