• Antigone Ismene Women Death
    996 words
    Women often are put in positions that often create turmoil within themselves. Women tend to make decisions based more on emotion and values as opposed to what is dictated by governing laws and rulers. By choosing to do what is "right in their heart" women often suffer great consequences such as persecution, abuse, exile and even death. Antigone deals with this turmoil because she tries to perform the noble act of loyalty to her brother, Polyneices, as well as her loyalty to her family. Polyneic...
  • Antigone Vs Ismene Sisters Woman Words
    614 words
    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
    474 words
    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 Haimon W Outline
    711 words
    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...
  • Antigone Ismene Sister Brother Law
    676 words
    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...
  • Antigone Ismene Creon Decision
    759 words
    A Family Contrast If you were told not to do something, even if you knew it was the right thing to do, would you go ahead and do it anyway? The Play Antigone was written by the Greek author and playwright, Sophocles. The Story of Antigone takes place in Ancient Greece, about a young woman who has lost her both of her brothers, and is told by her King to not give her brother, Polyneices a proper burial. It is important to follow the laws of government, but sometimes, when you know that something ...
  • Antigone's Right Problems King Creon
    954 words
    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...
  • Analysis Of Ismene King Creon
    392 words
    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...
  • Ismene's Indecisiveness In Antigone
    1,372 words
    The play Antigone is usually thought of as either the tragedy of Creon or the tragedy of Antigone, but it is just as much the tragedy of Antigone's sister Ismene. In the play, Antigone and Creon hold on to two different ideals, Antigone to the ideal of sororal duty and holy rights, while Creon holds on to the rules of his kingdom, dominated by the laws of men and of reason. Ismene is obsessed by her role as a woman, choosing to ignore her feelings of obligation towards her family, and remaining ...
  • Oedipus Antigone Ismene Polyneices
    789 words
    The Greek audience would have been familiar with the story told in Antigone and with the background of the characters. An understanding of Antigone's family and her father's fate helps to put the events of the play in context. Antigone is of the Labdacids, a great but star-crossed family. Her father was Oedipus. Oedipus was born of Laius and Jocasta, the rulers of Thebes, but his parents were warned in prophecy that the boy would grow up to murder his father and marry his mother. A herdsman was ...
  • Antigone As A Tragic Hero
    685 words
    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...
  • Antigone And Creon Theater
    1,495 words
    Theater played a large role in ancient Greek society. The citizens were meant to learn from the mistakes made in tragedies. They should have learned what not to be like as a citizen or human. In the classic tragedy Antigone, the third and final play in Sophocles+s Oedipus Cycle, 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 others fate. Antigone is passionate… Creon is full of rage. Th...
  • Antigone By Sophocles Colonel Jessep
    2,179 words
    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...
  • Antigone Ah Creon Ismene Listen Haimon
    1,312 words
    Ah Creon! Is there no man left in the world-' Teirsesias Greek theatre played a large role in Greece. The citizens were supposed to learn from the mistakes made in tragedies. The citizens should have learned what not to be like as a citizen or person. In a Greek trilogy written by Sophocles there are two ma in characters, Antigone and Creon. They are both strong willed and stubborn people. Both being unwilling to change, they both seal each others fate. Creon is passionate... Antigone is full o...
  • Antigone Analysis Problem With Women
    348 words
    Analysis on the conflict men v. women found in Antigone Many conflicts can be found within various plays. In Sophocles' Antigone one of the many conflicts found is men versus women. The king of Thebes, Creon, has a problem with women. But not only the king, Ismene, Antigone's sister as well refers to herself and her sister as being inferior to men. Women generally do not have the courage to stand up to their husbands. Yet Antigone is brave enough to disobey Creon's law and ready to face the con...
  • Antigone Ismene Woman Brother
    465 words
    "Is he not Antigone Antigone "Is he not my brother, and yours, wether you like it or not? I shall never desert him, never.' Antigone strongly stands for what she believes in. Because of different personalities and beliefs, many unfortunate events occur in the play, Antigone, by Sophocles. Although Antigone and Ismene love and support each other as sisters, each of them have differnt values and viewpoints. Antigone is known for her strong positive beliefs. In the story, Sophocles portrays her as ...
  • Sister Ismene Antigone Creon Listen
    831 words
    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 8211 Selfish Through 8211
    532 words
    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 Women Ismene Play Sister
    1,038 words
    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 cont...
  • Nova Oedipus Is Anova
    167 words
    Oedipus is a blind old man. He is the son of a former king of Thebes. His father? s name was Laius and his mother was Jocasta, the former queen. In the previous tragedy, Oedipus inadvertently killed his father and married his mother. He had four kids with his wife. Moreover, his wife / mother was going through a lot of stress so she decided to hang herself. The rest of the characters in Oedipus at Colon us are: Antigone, Ismene, Creon, Polynices, a stranger, the chorus, a messenger, and Theseus...