• Antigone Ismene Haimon W Outline
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    Ismene and Haimon Antigone, the character, is a tragic hero because we care about her. Ismene and Haimon help us care about Antigone by making her feel worthy of loving. And with out this her plan to bury her brother seems irrelevant to the reader because we can care less about her. Ismene, although weak and timid, is in the story to illustrate that Antigone is capable of being loved. "We are only women, We cannot fight with men, Antigone" (Sophocles 881). Another reason Ismene is incorporated t...
  • Tragic Hero In Antigone
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    Tragic Hero By reading Sophocles, Antigone, one may think that the name of the play should be Creon instead; this is because his tragedy is the axis of the work. It is also clear that he is a tragic character, but not the only tragic character in the play. Antigone is battling against Creon, but she is also clashing against patriarchy, the power of the state, and the rules of the society, all in good virtue. Through her actions, Antigone proves to be more of the tragic heroine than simply a trag...
  • 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...
  • Antigone Love Death Haimon
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    Love it supposedly conquers all, or so they say. Love is a major issue in Sophocles Greek Tragedy, Antigone. Antigone's family is full of incest and betrayal. People say that Antigone, and her sister Is mene have been cursed because of their family's bad decisions and horrible luck. Love in Antigone's case did conquer all, but do the tragedy of deaths. Antigone's love for her deceased brother eventually caused her own death. Antigone's death went on to cause Haimon's death, which ultimately cau...
  • Antigone Afraid Of Creon
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    This paper is an essay on Antigone. The story Antigone is a great Greek tragedy. Sophocles, an ancient Greek playwright, is the author of the story. It is a great story. It is known throughout the world. This essay is going to trace the character of Antigone through the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Antigone is a very strong willed character. In the very first scene of the book Antigone is talking to her sister (Ismene) about how their two brothers (Eteocles and Polyneices) killed ea...
  • Similarities Between Creon And Antigone
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    Similarities between Creon and Antigone In Sophocles' play Antigone, Creon was engaged in a conflict with Oedipus' daughter Antigone. Creon and Antigone did not see eye-to-eye the entire play due to extreme differences. Creon and Antigone had many similarities despite their enormous discrepancies. Having as many differences as they did, it made them uniquely similar in numerous ways. The similarities that Antigone and Creon shared were independence, loyalty toward their views, cruelty and arrog...
  • Antigone's Wise Decision Play Brother Makes
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    Every day, every person on earth has to make decisions. Whether they are good or bad depends on the consequences. In the Greek play Antigone by Sophocles, the character Antigone makes the best decision in the play when she decides to burry her brother. Antigone is unselfish, respectful, and virtuous, therefore, she makes the finest decision in the play. Also, Antigone's decision is wise because it shows her unselfishness through her action. Although her deed is wrong in the eyes of the law, it ...
  • The Themes Of Antigone
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    The Themes of Antigone Antigone is credited as one of the best works of Sophocles, ranked by most modern critics above Oedipus the King. There are many aspects of Antigone that make it the play critics love to ramble about. "Antigone must be received as the canon of ancient tragedy: no tragedy of antiquity that we possess approaches it in pure idealism, or in harmony of artistic development" says one critic named Ber hardy. Tragedy is usually concerned with a person of great stature, a king or n...
  • Antigone As A Tragic Hero
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    In Sophocle's Antigone, the characters show a variety of traits. However, Antigone's life of ambition, family of noble rank, and display of good mentality portray her as the tragic hero of the story. A tragic hero must include three main traits. The hero must have a tragic flaw, a family of high class or rank, and must be a basically good person. Antigone fulfills all three traits thoroughly in the mythic story of Antigone. A tragic flaw plays a very important part of a tragic hero. Tragic flaw...
  • Deaths Of Her Brothers Antigone Gods Brother Sophocles
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    Antigone Character Analysis  The Antigone Character Analysis Essay, Research Paper  The Character of Antigone In the times when Sophocles wrote the tragic play Antigone, men believed that they were superior to women. Ismene, Antigone s sister, acknowledged this belief when she stated, Remind ourselves that we are women, and as such are not made to fight with men… . it s madness to meddle (The Daughters of Oedipus n. pag. ). However, Antigone was the character that stood up ...
  • Antigone A Martyr Creon Death Masochist
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    Antigone: A Martyr, a Masochist, and a Victim of Tyranny The play? Antigone? written by Sophocles takes, place in the 400's B. C. in the town of Thebes, Greece. When Antigone hears her brother shall not have a proper burial, she breaks the king? s order and sprinkles dirt over Polyneice? s body. Antigone pleads for her life, but Creon, the king locks her up in a room of stone in the wilderness. Haimon, engaged to Antigone attempts to rescue her, but finds her dead. Then Haimon kills himself aft...
  • Antigone Death By Conviction
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    Individualists Antigone Death by Conviction Individualists are selfish! Individualists are willing to take any and all kinds of abuse for their cause. They will stand up for what they believe in no matter what the cost. Some are called heroes; some are called psychopaths. But all of them have no doubt whatsoever about their convictions. In Antigone and Inherit the Wind Antigone and Matthew Harrison Brady share similar individualist characteristics. In the play Antigone, one of Antigone s brothe...
  • Antigone English Creon Death Brother
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    Stubbornness Antigone English Stubbornness could be a virtue, but many times it could be a fatal flaw. In the play Antigone by Sophocles, the heroine displays her obstinacy which ultimately results in death for her. At the opening of the tragedy, Creon and Antigone are in conflict. Antigone s two brothers have died in a war over the control of the state, leaving Creon at the head of state. Creon in penalizing the leader of the revolt left the one brother unburied outside the gates. Antigone in ...
  • Sister Ismene Antigone Creon Listen
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    In the classic tragedy Antigone there are two main characters, Antigone and Creon. They are both strong willed and stubborn people. By their resistance to change, they both seal each other s fate. Antigone is passionate while Creon is full of rage. They are both so similar that they cannot see eye to eye. Although they may seem quite different Creon and Antigone share many similarities throughout the play. Antigone and Creon are both very independent people. Antigone is willing to act on her ow...
  • Antigone In The Mythical
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    In the mythical story "Antigone,' two men which were brothers have slain each other for the thorne. The older brother, Polynieces, believed thatthe throne rightfully belonged to him. However, Eteocles, the younger brother sibling, stood in Polynieces way. Creon who was the king and a nuncle to the dead brothers, declared that Eteocles should recieve asoldieirs funeral while Polynieces would lie in the battle fields waiting for the vultures to get hungry. At this point, the story begins. Antigone...
  • Antigone Joe Preston Death Admirable Gods
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    English 10 Antigone Joe Preston English 10 period 1 Antigone Essay Mrs. Bleek e 18 November 1999 Antigone Essay Antigone is an admirable character in some aspects through out the play. Her pride basically serves as a building block to her being admirable. Certain examples through out the play prove this to be true, but in some instances the end result is negative. A big example of this was her willingness to bury her brother accepting any consequences. To Antigone the Gods are more important tha...
  • Antigone Is Tragic Hero
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    Antigone is the tragic hero in Sophocles Antigone. A tragic hero is defined as a character in a tragedy that has the following qualities: superiority, downfall, tragic flaw, twist of fate, in conflict, and a self-realization of their flaw. First, in the quote, Then I beg you: kill me. (II, 954) Clearly shows Antigone s superior character; she is brave and strongly believes in what she is doing. She is not afraid to die for her beliefs and feelings. Also, Antigone is a princess and has some influ...
  • Antigone 8211 Selfish Through 8211
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    Through the many centuries and numerous civilizations, men have clearly taken the role as dominator. For many generations of men, their names and property pass down to an eligible male member of the family. Those men that favor these hierarchical systems are Patriarchies. Patriarchy refers to a social situation where men are dominant over women in wealth, status and power. Antigone, a Greek tragedy by Sophocles, is a classic example of patriarchy. The drama tells of how a daughter of Oedipus, An...
  • Antigone Vs Creon Bury Doesn Brother
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    Antigone vs. Creon When you are about to examine the likes and differences between Antigone and Creon you wonder what the really do have in common, but in all actuality they are more alike then different. First of all these two appear quite different, because Creon and Antigone have one of the same characteristics in their personality, stubbornness. Antigone wants her brother to have a proper burial and she won t stop at anything to see him buried, nothing. Creon is just as stubborn except in th...
  • Emotions Antigone Creon Transference Oedipus
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    Antigone's Transference Of Emotions Antigone's Transference Of Emotions Essay, Research Paper Antigone's Transference of Emotions Antigone is moved to bury her brother's rotting corpse because of a great shift in her self, due to her father's death, at the end of Oedipus at Colon nus. Until Oedipus' death, Antigone's self had totally been invested in his well-being and survival to the utmost of his capabilities, and restraints of his fate. Antigone was more responsible for her father's well-bein...