• Greek Heros Tragic Hero
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    March 17, 2002 There are often a number of characteristics that can be used to describe characters through out literature. The classic mythological hero may be described as having the tragic Greek heroic personality. The tragic Greek heroic personality contains characteristics such as excellence (ar^eye), pride (hubris), blind recklessness (ate), and disastrous retribution (nemesis). Though most mythological heroes contain these qualities, Sophocles developed his own heroic personality. The soph...
  • Antigone Vs Ismene Sisters Woman Words
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    Antigone & Ismene The personalities of the two sisters; Antigone and Ismene, are as different from one another as tempered steel is from a ball of cotton. One is hard and resistant; the other pliable, absorbing and soft. Antigone would have been a strong, successful 90 s type woman with her liberated and strong attitude towards her femininity, while Ismene seems to be a more dependent 1950 s style woman. Antigone acts as a free spirit, a defiant individual, while Ismene is content to recognize h...
  • Antigone And Ismene State Family Death
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    Antigone and Ismene; sisters torn by family and state. Ismene, fearing her life and the diction of the state flees from her family values. Antigone, with great courage and bound by a strong love opposes the state to stand for what she believes is right. Not that Ismene is wrong, but Antigone holds true to her values to the very end. The situation arises when Polynices brother to Antigone and Ismene participates in a strike against the state. Polynices, dying in battle was denied proper burial r...
  • Antigone Ismene Sister Brother Law
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    Antigone & Ismene The Theban play Antigone, written by Sophocles, is about a girl named Antigone who wants to bury her deceased brother, yet the king forbade anyone to bury him. This issue raises a conflict between Antigone and her sister, Ismene. These two sisters are comparable to many sisters, for most sisters tend to disagree on certain issues, and they also often have conflicting personalities. This is the case with Antigone and Ismene. Through their argument over the issue of burying their...
  • The True Tragic Hero In Sophocles' Antigone
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    Antigone, is the drama written by Sohpocles. There is still a great debate on who is the true tragic hero in Sophocles' Antigone, Creon or Antigone. Many people believes that it must be Antigone, herself. This is because Antigone is an outstanding example of someone who did what she thought was right, while she was among fools, many hardships, and people who were discouragingly un courageous. When the king Creon ordered that the body of Polyneices, Antigone's brother, be left to rot unburied be...
  • 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...
  • Antigone Tragic Hero
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    Antigone In the play Antigone, the debate over who is the real tragic hero is and the controversy of Greek ideals in the Antigone continues on to this day. Who is the tragic hero in Antigone? Is it Antigone herself or is it Creon the ruler of Thebes? The belief that Antigone is, is a strong one. Still there are people who think Creon is the tragic hero. Antigone is widely thought as the tragic her. The play is named after her. In addition, she is the antagonist in it. Many people usually associ...
  • Why Antigone Is Much More Important Than Creon
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    Why Antigone is Much More Important Than Creon The Tragedy of Antigone is not called Creon because Antigone is more important than Creon, she is more controversial, and she is more admirable. Antigone played a bigger role than Creon in that she defied the law and started the whole play's chain of events, eventually leading to nearly everyone's death. When the play starts, it starts with Antigone talking with her sister, Ismene. She talks about burying her brother, Polynices. Even though Ismene ...
  • The Missing Dialogue In Antigone
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    The Missing Dialogue in Antigone After reading Antigone, one might feel that there is lacking a dialogue between Antigone and Haimon before their deaths. Sophocles does not include any direct communication between the two lovers during this drama. The reader might assume that such a conversation could have taken place but was not included by Sophocles; however, it is my belief that if a conversation occurred between Antigone and Haimon prior to their deaths, Sophocles would have made it a part o...
  • How The Choices Of The Characters Affected Each Other
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    In everyday life, the outcome of your day can be altered by the simplest or most complicating choices. Antigone's decision to bury her brother, Creon's choice to sentence Antigone to death, and again Antigone's choice to end her life were important decisions that other characters based their conclusions around. The choices of the characters in Antigone change the outcome of the play and the lives or choices of other characters. The famous 'first' decision of Antigone was to bury her brother Poly...
  • A Glimpse Of Greek Justice In Antigone
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    In many respects, Sophocles explains the meaning of Greek justice in Antigone. On the surface, we see Antigone as a conflict between divine law and man's law. Antigone is the believer in divine law and Creon is the believer in man's law. Sophocles could have suggested one character as morally superiority over the other. However, Sophocles shows us how justice is equally mitigated to Antigone and Creon. In presocratic Greece Justice will equally apply herself to both and favor no one. While rule...
  • Analysis Of Antigone Proper Burial
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    Antigone Analysis Of Antigone Antigone Antigone is Greek Mythology written by Sophocles that is different from most other writings of this specific time. Antigone is a play that is in a trilogy with Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colon us. In his play, Sophocles deals with topics such as rebellion, mutiny and pride. The protagonist that drives this action is Antigone, daughter of Oedipus. Throughout reading the drama feelings of compassion for the characters are very much around but we never are rea...
  • Decides To Execute Antigone Creon People Polynices
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    The critical lens states that when a dictator dies, his ordinance ends, but when a self-sacrificing individual dies, their legacy begins. This statement is true because oppressed citizens do not fondly mention a mean ruler, such as Creon from Antigone, after he passes away. Yet a martyr, such as Antigone, also from the story Antigone, is remembered for her self-sacrificing deeds. Creon will not be remembered because he did not allow Antigone to bury her dead brother Polynices, and decides to exe...
  • Antigone 6 Ideals And Beliefs
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    In Ancient Antigone 6 Antigone In Ancient Greece, life was full of complicated questions centered around the expanding field of science. Freedom of religion was encouraged to be exercised in the city-states and man was focused on more than the Gods or heavenly concerns. As a result many new ideals and beliefs surfaced. These new ideals and beliefs, though good in intentions, often conflicted with one another and created complex moral dilemmas. Such was the case in Sophocles play Antigone that wa...
  • Listen To Reason Antigone Creon Sophocles
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    Antigone And Creon's Similarit Antigone And Creon's Similarit Essay, Research Paper In Sophocles play, Antigone, two main characters with strong personalities emerge: Antigone and Creon. In the beginning of the play, Antigone s brothers Polyneices and Eteocles have been slain by each other s swords in battle. Creon, the king of Thebes, has made a decree stating that Eteocles shall be given an honorable burial for his service to the city, while Polyneices will be given no burial because he is con...
  • Antigone Headstrong Attitude
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    In Antigone, Sophocles creates Antigone, the tragic hero of the play. Antigone, the main character of the story cannot accept her dead brother Polyneic s not being buried. Going against the orders of Creon, her uncle and the King of Thebes, Antigone buries her brother. She follows her own morals and her heart rather than the laws that people abide by. Antigone s stubbornness not only influences the choices she made throughout the play; her actions also cause the demise of herself and many others...
  • Antigone The Tragic Gods Laws Creon
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    Antigone, The Tragic Heroine Antigone risks her life to bury her brother, Polynices, who she loved dearly. As she pleased the Gods, she was punished by a King, Creon. Antigone was the main character or heroine in this tragic tale. She is a tragic character because we feel pity and fear for her. Sophocles wrote this play so we, the audience, would feel sorry for the protagonist, Antigone. We feel pity for her because she is being punished by King Creon, sentenced to death, standing up for what sh...
  • Antigone Creon Tragic Boundaries
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    Throughout the play, Antigone Antigone Throughout the play, Antigone, both Creon and Antigone suffer from tragic flaws which eventually lead to their downfall. Creon and Antigone cannot control their tragic excessiveness; this leads to the public s negative opinion of him, while Antigone commits suicide due to her tragic excessiveness. The tragic flaw that ruins Creon s life is his inability to see that he could be wrong; he is too narrow minded to accept the views of others, even though they ar...
  • Antigone Creon Tragic Hero
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    Creon is the tragic hero in the play Antigone by Sophocles. A tragic hero must a major character that shows high rank and is generally respected as courageous. The character shows nobility but has a fatal flaw or fatal flaw in judgment. The tragic hero will have an unhappy ending. Despite the unhappy ending, or even death, the tragic hero will learn something from his mistakes before the story is over. The two main contenders for tragic hero in the play Antigone are Creon, the king, and Antigon...
  • Antigone Second Creon People Death Punishment
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    Second, Creon will be forgotten because he decides to execute Antigone. Her punishment is to be locked in a blocked cave until she dies. Although later on in the story, Creon does decide to free her, it is too late. The people of Thebes are astounded at the fact that Creon would even conceive of such a horrible punishment. Antigone acted on family honor, which is understood. Therefore, his people will forget Creon. Third, Antigone is a wonderful example of a martyr. Her legacy will live on, and...