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  • Creon The Ruler Of Thebes And Antigone
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    Creon vs. Antigone in the burial of Polyneices When King Oedipus learned that he lived his life under a curse, unknowingly killing his father and marrying his mother, he poked out his own eyes and disappeared into exile. After Oedipus' abandonment, together his sons Eteocles and Polyneices ruled Thebes. The two brothers eventually came to conflict, Eteocles banished his brother, and Ploy neices attacked the city with an army outside of Thebes. During the battle the sons of Oedipus slew each othe...
  • Ismene To Antigone
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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...
  • Anouilh's Antigone
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    Modern French dramatist, Jean Anouilh, is a great tragic playwright of the twentieth century. His best known work is Antigone, a modern version of Sophocles' tragedy. Anouilh's Antigone also provides a commentary on the Nazi occupation of France. In rewriting the myth in modern times, Anouilh revives the issue of free will under the power of the state. Sophocles' tragedy is set in Greece, but Anouilh wishes to indicate the timeless, universal nature of this conflict of human law versus divine la...
  • Haimon And Antigone
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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 caus...
  • 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 eac...
  • Antigone's Decision
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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 i...
  • Antigone's Brother
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    It takes a lot of courage to stand up and defend an action or idea that is forbidden by society. Not only did Antigone do that in Sophocles's tory Antigone, but also comparing my life to the events that happened in Antigone, it was not long ago that I had to stand and take action on a forbidden idea. Antigone clearly disobeys King Creon's order that no person should bury Antigone's brother, Polynices, which is punishable by penalty of death. In this case, is Antigone's decision the correct one? ...
  • Achilleus And Agamemnon And Antigone And Creon
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    This paper will address the conflicts between, Achilleus and Agamemnon, and Antigone and Creon. The first content paragraph will address the individuality that Achilleus brings about and how it goes against the tradition. The second content paragraph will address Antigone and her fight for justice and tradition. In conclusion we will reflect on the similarities and dissimilarities of Antigone and Achilleus' conflicts, and how their fights, for and against tradition, were really the same fight fo...
  • Creon And Antigone
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    Antigone is a play that is based on the conflict between a young girl and a new King. The young girl, Antigone, is appalled by the King's, Creon's, words. No one is to bury or in any way show respect to her fallen brother, Polyneices. However, Creon is appalled that the traitor, Polyneices, led the attack against his beloved city, Thebes. Scholars have long debated over which side is right: Antigone standing up for her family or Creon defending his city. The death and burial rites of Polyneices ...
  • Creon From Antigone
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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...
  • Play Antigone
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    Would you ever dare to disobey the law and risk your life for it just so you could do what you thought was right? In the play Antigone, the main character Antigone, had her actions rewarded by death. She had disobeyed the law made by Creon (the king) and therefore had to be punished. It seems as if she made her actions just so people would think of her as a heroine. What kind of evidence would make people think of her as a heroine or a good role model? The fact that she purposely disobeyed the l...
  • Antigone And Creon
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    "Antigone' By Sophocles War " Antigone' By Sophocles Essay, Research Paper War of Beliefs In the play, "Antigone' written by Sophocles, Antigone and Creon battle a philosophical war based on their beliefs of what is right and wrong. The conflict arose when the principles that backed up their actions clashed with each other, making it a contradiction between morals. Antigone's side of the conflict held a much more heavenly approach, as opposed to the mundane road that Creon chose to follow. I cho...
  • Antigone's Sister
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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 against male chauvinism. A...
  • Ismene Antigone
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    "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...
  • Individualists Antigone Death By Conviction Individualists
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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 brother...
  • Antigone Ridicules Creon
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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 h...
  • Antigone Believes Creon
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    ? If they only Knew? When two people have an uncompromisable difference in opinion they are forced to become enemies. Sophocles illustrates this in the tragedy Antigone through the main characters, Antigone and Creon. Antigone, King Oedipus's daughter, has come back to Thebes after king Creon has put her two brothers Polyneices and Eteocles to death. After being killed only one brother is given a proper burial, the other one, Polynecius, is left out to be? chewed up by birds and dogs (page 168 l...
  • Haemon And His Father Creon
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    In Antigone, there is a strong love for family shown. As the story begins we are informed of a war that has taken place between two brothers. The one who was defending his land, Eteocles, was to receive a proper burial and the one that attacked the land, Polynices, was... not to be buried, not to be mourned. King Creon ordered anyone caught burying Polynices to be stoned. Since both men were brothers to Antigone, she felt both should receive a proper burial so she covered Polynices with a layer ...
  • Antigone And Creon
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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...
  • Likes And Differences Between Antigone And Creon
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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...

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