• Creon's Role Of King And His Responsibilities
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    Creon's Role Of King and His Responsibilities The role of the king in the time of Greek tragedies was simultaneously desired and dreaded because of the king's responsibility to the people and because of the effects of the position on the king's character. Creon reveals such ambivalent thoughts towards the kingship in his speech defending himself from Oedipus's conspiracy accusation in Oedipus the King; these ambivalent thoughts reveal much about the nature of the kingship, especially in conjunct...
  • Creon S Defense To Oedipus S Accusations And Their
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    Creon s Defense to Oedipus s Accusations and Their Relevance to the Ambivalence Nature of the Kingship The role of the king in the time of Greek tragedies was simultaneously desired and dreaded because of the king s responsibility to the people and because of the effects of the position on the king s character. Creon reveals such ambivalent thoughts towards the kingship in his speech defending himself from Oedipus s conspiracy accusation in Oedipus the King; these ambivalent thoughts reveal much...
  • Civil And Divine Law Antigone
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    Amanda SadowskiPeriod Three September 15, 1999 The Clash Between Civil and Divine Law Charles Dickens once said, 'The law is an ass.' Though at first, it seems harsh and very strange, the deeper meaning is one that is a perfect summary of the Greek tragedy Antigone. The meaning of an 'ass,' is a stubborn, obstinate, perverse, immovable animal. Throughout Antigone, the characters must deal with the clash between Civil and Divine law. They struggle to discover what is truly right and wrong, good a...
  • Antigone Divine Law
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    Greek tragedy would not be complete with out a tragic hero. Sophocles wrote Antigone with a specific character in mind for this part. Based on Aristotle's definition, Creon is the tragic hero of Antigone. Creon fits Aristotle's tragic hero traits as a significant person who is faced with difficult decisions. Creon is significant because he is king. This makes him both renowned and prosperous. Creon is not completely good nor completely bad; he is somewhere in-between, as humans are. The audienc...
  • Plato And Aristotle Creon Oedipus Man
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    Is man free to mold his own destiny, or is he a mere thread on the spool of life the Fates, the three female deities of Greek Mythology, cut Can in fact man, determine his life based on his own free will or will he be subject to the web that is weaved for him The force, which controls the path of man, has been a long survived question. This inquiry remains unanswered, yet consist of many explanations. Plato and Aristotle both felt that a world in which fate ruled completely could not be a good w...
  • Antigone's Right Problems King Creon
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    Antigone Right Problems Antigone is a play written by Sophocles but reinterpreted by Paul Roche. Many of the Greek plays have a tragic theme that leads a character with a high position to a downfall. In Antigone, the main character Antigone has to save and stand up for her family's honor. Antigone is not the character that has a tragic downfall. The evil King Creon's downfall is the loss his son and wife. Antigone as the main character, tries to influence her sister Ismene to join her in her she...
  • Actions In Antigone Oedipus King Creon
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    The Greek drama Oedipus Rex is clearly a tragedy. It definitely meets the five main criteria for a tragedy: a tragic hero of noble birth, a tragic flaw, a fall from grace, a moment of remorse, and catharsis. Oedipus Rex clearly meets the first of these five criteria. Oedipus is the son of Laius, who was king of Thebes. Even at the beginning of the story, when we are told that Oedipus is the son of Polybus, he is still of noble birth; Polybus is king of Corinth. The tragic flaw, or mistake that a...
  • Antigone Civil Law
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    'Antigone' the play written by Sophocles deals with moral law vs civil law. King Creon has condemned Princess Antgione. Antgione went against the king's decree and buried her brother Ploynices. Antgione now will be punished by starvation under King Creon's decree. Antigone is a passionate, strong willed, and determined women. Antigone is a passionate character in the play we see this as we learn of her as we see her put moral law above civil law. An important ideal in Ancient Greece was the bel...
  • Analysis Of Ismene King Creon
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    Ismene In "Antigone" by Sophocles Ismene is stuck between being a true sister or a traitor to her family. Choosing to be a true sister would call for her to follow the law of the gods and break the law of man. If she follows the law of the gods she would join her sister, Antigone, in burying their brother, Polyneices. If she follows the law of man she would betray her family and follow the law made banning the burial of Polyneices. The burial of Polyneices has been banned by King Creon because h...
  • Sophocles Theme Of Antigone
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    Sophocles, Antigone. Biography of Sophocles. D. O. BB. Place of birth. Parents. Important work sII. Synopsis of Antigone III. Theme of Antigone. Relevance to my life 1. Social 2. Political. Political IV. Greeks Culture A. Customs. Beliefs. Greek Economy A. Main resources. Trade VI. Greek Government. Structure. Type of Government Sophocles, Antigone Sophocles is an ancient Greek writer and philosopher, who wrote one of the greatest stories of all time Antigone. Sophocles is also said to be on...
  • Medea Jason Creon Children
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    Title of work- Medea Country/Culture- Greek Literary Period- Classical Type of literature (genre) - Drama/Tragedy Author- Euripedes Authorial information- Euripedes lived from ca. 485 to ca. 406 B. C. making him younger thank Aeschylus and Sophocles, and making him the last of the great writers of tragedy in the golden age of Athens. His emphasis on human emotions and the psychology of individuals has proven more widely popular than philosophical beliefs shown in his older contemporary works. M...
  • Antigone Divine Law Vs Human Law
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    The play entitled Antigone was written by a man named Sophocles, a scholarly author of philosophy and logic. The play Antigone is probably one of the most prominent interpretations of a tragic drama. The two main characters of the play are Antigone and Creon. There is much conflict between Antigone and Creon throughout the play, both of them having their own ideas and opinions regarding divine law versus human law. The theme that I am going to analyze is the conflict of divine law vs. human law....
  • King Creon Play Antigone Wyckoff
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    It is embarrassing to claim, but I have not read many plays thus far in my schooling. So reading the play Antigone (translated by Elizabeth Wyckoff) posed a slight difficulty for me, especially in the beginning of the play before I had the change to alter my mind set to the language and time period. However, after reading the play I was amazed by it. Aeschylus performed a wonderful job when he created this, and Elizabeth Wyckoff did an even greater job at translating it into the language we unde...
  • Plato And Aristotle Creon Oedipus Man
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    An Introspective Look On Fate Concerning Than Introspective Look On Fate Concerning The Tragedies Of Ancient Greece Is man free to mold his own destiny, or is he a mere thread on the spool of life the Fates, the three female deities of Greek Mythology, cut? Can in fact man, determine his life based on his own free will or will he be subject to the web that is weaved for him? The force, which controls the path of man, has been a long survived question. This inquiry remains unanswered, yet consist...
  • Antigone By Sophocles Colonel Jessep
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    Antigone by Sophocles is one of the most distinguished pieces of theatrical work that reflects upon Greek mythology and culture. Antigone has several themes and circumstantial settings that can be indirectly referred or related to in modern society. Sophocles uses various and strategically placed characters to present his play as well as his themes. The play mainly revolves around Antigone who acts alongside her elder sister, Ismene. Both are daughters of Oedipus and Jocasta who are in the conte...