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  • Eurydice's Death And Antigone's Death
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    Family is supposed to be the ultimate support, everlasting, and always ready to forgive. In Antigone by Sophocles, Creon is immersed in a "power trip" that alienates and even kills his family. He caused his son, Haemon's death, his wife, Eurydice's death and Antigone's death. Creon views himself as the perfect leader, believes he is always correct, and in turn has to live with the guilt of three deaths that were his fault. Antigone goes alone to bury Polynices and deliberately disobeys Creon's l...
  • Conflict Between Antigone And Creon
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    Tragedy is a description of an event that evokes a sympathetic feeling of emotion by the audience. The events involve people emotionally who were not involved in the situation physically. In the story of Antigone, Sophocles forces the audience to take pity on the poor girl's situation. This story impacts the audience in such a way that the audience becomes emotionally enthralled in the plot of the story. All of Steiner's, "Principle constants of conflict in the condition of man", (360) were pres...
  • Antigone To And Ismene To Death
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    In Greek literature, a tragic hero is based upon an individual having several of the following qualities: having a high social position in society; not being overly good or bad; being persistent or stubborn in their actions; having a single flaw that brings about their own death and the death of others; and obtaining pity from the audience. Antigone was a prime example of a Greek tragic hero. Antigone, being the daughter of Oedipus, obtained a high social standing in Thebes. Prior to his self-ex...
  • Antigone's End
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    In Sophocles' Antigone, Antigone saw her action of burying her brother as a just one. It may not have been just in the eyes of Creon and the people of Thebes, but she was not concerned with the laws that mortals had made. Antigone saw the divine laws of the gods to be much more important than those of mortals. She felt that if she died while upholding the laws of the gods, that her afterlife would be better than if she had not. Our lives on this earth are so short, that to see a good afterlife o...
  • Death Through Antigone's Eyes Obey The Gods
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    Looking at Death through Antigone's Eyes- Obey the Gods or the King In Sophocles play, Antigone, the main character Antigone is faced with a horrible tragedy; her two brothers have just died fighting each other and now one of her brothers, Polyneices, is not given proper burial rights by the king, Creon. In Greek times, when a man dies there is a great deal of respect and praise given, and a proper burial is always necessary to support the path to the afterlife. When Antigone hears about this la...
  • Z And Antigone
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    Ethics "There is something to be feared more than evil men, and that is The indifference of good men". Justice is a moral ideal that we can all embrace. It is a universal principal that transcends time, culture and place. Laws and sanctions can be traced back to the origins of human society, with the earliest known code of law written by Hammurabi. We, in America, often pride ourselves on our justice system, which allegedly treats everyone equally regardless of race, age, gender, or class. Howev...
  • Antigone's Death
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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...

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