• Antigone View Of Women
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    When Ismene says to Antigone, in Sophocles Antigone, Remember we are women. We re not born to contend with men, she is reflecting the mainstream view of women in early Greece, one that was shared by many and opposed by few. Women were treated as possessions, and thought to be greatly inferior than their male counterparts. Within such early Greek works as Pericles Funeral Oration, Oedipus the King, Antigone, and The Last Days of Socrates: the Apology, this popular opinion is displayed. Among thos...
  • Kreon Fool Antigone Sentry
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    Ignorance In Sophocle's ancient Greek tragedy, Antigone, there is a woman who chooses to go with the feeling inside her heart and obey law of the Gods, rather than to obey civil law. Antigone's bother Eteocles was given a proper burial after a war in their homeland of Thebes. She wants her brother, Polynices, who was the enemy, also to be given a proper burial, but the king prohibits the burial. Kreon, the king, is the protagonist who displays hubris in his quest for absolute power. Without reas...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Empathy For Characters In Sophocles's Antigone
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    Sophocle's tragic play Antigone, written in 441 BC, is a theatrical piece of drama in which an audience is compelled to empathize with its character's. When empathizing with characters in Antigone the audience can, in imaginative and cognitive ways, participate in the understanding of a character's feelings, ideas as well as their situations. Antigone, Creon and Ismene all struggle with decisions that concern the laws of their city and the cosmic law of religion and moral judgement. Characters s...
  • Bury Polyneices Creon Antigone Family
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    Antigone Antigone was the daughter of Oedipus. She had two brothers, Polyneices and Eteocles, and a sister Ismene. Oedipus had been the King of Thebes. However, he had killed his father and married his mother not knowing they were his parents. Oedipus was disgraced and had left the kingdom. His two sons were too young to rule, so Creon, their uncle served as ruler of Thebes. When Polyneices and Eteocles grew older they allowed their Uncle Creon to continue to rule because of the dishonor, which...
  • Antigone 2 Traditional Society
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    The Comparison Between the Characters And The Chorus Meaning of Traditional Society In the short play Antigone, by Socrates, we find the chorus embodies the static voice of traditional society in many ways. In this play traditional society is following the rules and also obeying King Kreon and his rules. We will see how the characters Antigone, Kreon and Ismene relate to traditional society. The character Antigone is loyal to her family despite the unjust laws of Kreon. Antigone shows this by s...
  • Antigone 10 Dies And His Rule
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    Antigone "The tyrant dies and his rule ends, the martyr dies and his rule begins." (Kierkegaard) In terms of Antigone, this quotation makes a lot of sense. If a tyrant's, or a cruel dictator-like person's, role is to diminish, he / she will not necessarily die, but his / her popularity will most definitely decline. As the contrary is true for a martyr, or a person who suffers so as to keep his / her faith and / or principles. He/She will pretty much never die. Through the old, Greek play Antigon...
  • Can The Impossible Be Possible Antigone Essay
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    The play Antigone, by Sophocles, shows courage and strength. "Impossible things should not be tried at all" is a discouraging quote stating that one should not work for something that he or she is not capable of doing. The impossible can become possible in many ways. By walking on the Moon, our society has shown the world that the impossible can become possible. For example, it was a big risk when NASA sent their first astronaut into space. This proves that if one can set his or her mind to a ce...
  • Translations Antigone Townsend Kitto Play
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    Antigone – A Contrast Of Two Translations Antigone – A Contrast Of Two Translations In the undertaking of the translation of any literary work from one language to another, many things must be considered. The first of these things is the way in which the translator will handle the cultural differences that have no parallel in the language into which he is translating. Also, how he will attempt to retain the original meanings of words that may no longer exist, or that do not make sens...
  • Antigone And Creon Issue
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    Issue of male authority and challenges to that authority in the play "Antigone." In the play "Antigone" by Sophocles, Creon and Antigone have distinct conflicting values. Antigone first demonstrates feminist logic when she chooses to challenge a powerful male establishment. This establishment is personified by her uncle Creon, who is newly crowned as the King of Thebes. Creon poses to be a major authority figure in a patriarchal society. Creon's regard for the laws of the city causes him to aban...
  • 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...
  • Laws Restricting The Lives Of Women Antigone Creon King
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    "Antigone' By Sophocles Name:" Antigone' By Sophocles Essay, Research Paper Name: Ni lima R. Patel Student Number: 9714937 T. A. : Nanette Morton Professor: Anne Milne. Date: 26 th July, 2000. Issue of male authority and challenges to that authority in the play "Antigone'. In the play "Antigone' by Sophocles, Creon and Antigone have distinct conflicting values. Antigone first demonstrates feminist logic when she chooses to challenge a powerful male establishment. This establishment is personifi...
  • 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 ...
  • Feeling That Antigone Play Audience Ancient
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    Antigone – Importance Of Gender In The Antigone – Importance Of Gender In The Opening Scene In looking at the first few exchanges between Ismene and Antigone by Sophocles, it is greatly apparent that there are plenty of social issues surrounding women from ancient Greece. In looking at the contextual background of the playwright, the representation of the women within the play and at the imagined response of a contemporary and ancient audience; we can see that this play raises many g...
  • Conventional Stage Law Antigone Creon
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    Antigone With Kohlberg's Princeples Antigone With Kohlberg's Princeples Essay, Research Paper Categorizing Humanity People with different views of the way humanity and its laws function reach certain stages of moral development. Kohlberg presents us with these stages of moral development. The individual is categorized under his or her moral priority and the way he or she would handle unexpected situations. In Sophocles? play, Antigone, characters illustrate Kohlberg? s moral development principl...