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  • Example Of Ee Cummings Quotation
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    ee cummings once said, "to be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else-means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight". That quotation is exemplified in many works of literature, but the opposite is too. No matter what people try to be or not to be, they don't always succeed. For example, in the play, Antigone, by Sophocles, the character, Antigone displays the idea of being her own person, but Creon displays the opposit...
  • Creon Believes
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    THE QUALITIES OF CREON As readers, we have to make judgments and interpretations of different characters. In the book, Antigone, translated by David Greene, there is a character by the name of Creon. While reading Antigone, some important descriptions about Creon become apparent. He views himself as the perfect leader, believes he is always correct, and wants control over people. Creon believes he is the only perfect ruler for Thebes. He believes that he can create a better city with his presenc...
  • Central Conflict Between Antigone And Creon
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    The opening events of the play Antigone, written by Sophocles, quickly establish the central conflict between Antigone and Creon. Creon has decreed that the traitor Polynices, who tried to burn down the temple of gods in Thebes, must not be given proper burial. Antigone is the only one who will speak against this decree and insists on the sacredness of family and a symbolic burial for her brother. Whereas Antigone sees no validity in a law that disregards the duty family members owe one another,...
  • Men And Women To Men
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    In this paper I will demonstrate why I believe, contrary to widespread opinion and possible even his own, that Aristophanes, not Euripides, was, of the four major dramatists fo Athens' Golden Age, the one who least respected women. Having become aware at the onset of this leterrature course of the position of women in the otherwise enlightened thought of Greece in the Fifth Century B.C., I kept my eyes open during our reading for evidences of, if I may comit an anachronism, chauvinism in the pla...
  • Creon And Antigone
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    Conflict in "Antigone" By A kanu Ozuzu (594-50-7486) 11/16/03 ENC 1102 In the following paper, I plan to discuss the source of conflict between the title characters of Antigone and Creon in Sophocles "Antigone". I will also discuss how each character justifies his or her actions and what arguments they give for their justifications. Finally, I talk about who Sophocles believes is right as opposed to whom I believe is right. The main source of conflict between Antigone and Creon is the issue of t...
  • Male Prostitutes
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    ? In the play Antigone there are many references that link to the oppression of women. Creon made many convictions insulting womenkind. His convictions seemed true to a large population of men. I believe the majority of men, in the ancient Greek times believed in the undeniable domination of women. The start of the Greeks began around 2000 B.C. with the Mycenaean's. They inhabited the Greek peninsula. (Perry 40? If we transgress... we? (Beatty 61) Ismene claimed it was an outrageous thought to s...
  • Brutal And Antigone
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    It takes a lot of courage to stand up and defend an action or idea that is forbidden by society. This is what Antigone does in Sophocles' tragic play Antigone. She 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, Antigone's decision the correct one. Antigone did the right thing by disobeying Creon's strict orders on burying Polynices because the unalterable laws of the gods and our morals are high...
  • Creon's Self Pride
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    Antigone, which was written by Sophocles, is possibly the first written play that still exists today ( . image? 1). There is much controversy between who the? tragic hero? is in the play. Some people say Antigone, some say Creon, others even say He amon. I believe Creon displays all of the characteristics of a? tragic hero? He receives compassion through the audience, yet recognizes his weaknesses, and his downfalls from his own self-pride, stubbornness, and controlling demands. He is the true p...
  • Religious Ceremony And Creon
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    The main theme of Antigone is the moral contradiction between doing good and bad. Meaning, you can still do bad when doing something good. An important ideal in Ancient Greece was the belief that the government was to have no control in matters concerning religious beliefs. In Antigone's eyes, Creon betrayed that ideal by not allowing her to properly bury her brother, Eteocles. She believed that the burial was a religious ceremony, and Creon did not have the power to deny Eteocles that right. An...

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