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  • Oedipus The King And Antigone
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    Sophocles was a master of tragedy, theres no argument there. But which of the 2 plays weve studied, Oedipus the King and Antigone, is the more tragic I believe that Oedipus the King was more intensely tragic and I think that if I were to see a the plays back to back, Oedipus would be the more likely one to rivet true emotions from me. I think Oedipus cathartic value can be seen clearly when you compare the entirety of the results in both plays. In Antigone, she loses 2 brothers, and then a lover...
  • Probable Foremost Characteristic Flaws Of Oedipus
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    Does man really have free will, or does free will lie within a system of limitations that gradually compose a web of circumstantial fate that ultimately cannot be torn apart? The events in both Oedipus The King and Antigone controversially suggests that man ultimately chooses his own deeds and endures fate and the responsibilities for them. These events brought by fate are unmistakably aggravated by certain characteristics within the characters. Oedipus, from Oedipus The King, Antigone, and Creo...
  • Two Leaders Oedipus And Antigone
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    Heroic leaders come in many odd shapes and forms. As can be seen in the characters of Sophocles' Oedipus the King and Antigone. Contained within these famous Greek tragedies one can see how leadership is fostered and the challenges encountered by the two characters of Oedipus and Antigone. Although they are tragic heroic leaders, they are able to maintain an integrity that is vital in a leader. In comparing Oedipus and Antigone there is a similarity between them in terms of the main characters' ...
  • Jocasta And Oedipus
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    Three Female Characters in Greek Tragedies Jim CreusMrs. BaldiEnglish IV 2/18/97 In the times of the ancient Greeks, women had an unpretentious role. They were expected to do take on the accepted role of a woman. In most cases, a woman's role is restricted to bearing young, raising children, and housework. In Sophocles' Oedipus the King, Antigone, and Medea, the dominant female characters impacted upon men with authority and political power. It is an inescapable fate that one of these characters...
  • Oedipus And Antigone Examples Of Loyalty
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    Oedipus and AntigoneSophocles' plays Oedipus and Antigone have many parallel themes and conflicts. Certain characters and events are mirrored and go through similar sequences in both plays. One conflict that is prevalent in both plays is the idea of loyalty. In Oedipus, many are loyal to Oedipus, including the city of Thebes itself. In Antigone, there is much strife in the relationships as well, and the idea of loyalty arises. In the play Antigone, there are many situations in which loyalty is i...
  • Antigone And Ismene
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    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 ...
  • Oedipus And Antigone
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    Aristotle described a tragic hero as being a person who, through a flaw, in their own character, is brought from a high position and learns to see the light before their own destruction. In the Theban play. King Oedipus, Oedipus is considered to be a tragic hero after his mother and father try to cheat fate, then later when Oedipus discovered his own fate, he tried to cheat his fate also only in truth ending up where destiny had planned. Another Theban play, Antigone, also written by Sophocles i...
  • Beliefs Of Antigone And Creon
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    Many dramatic theorists have documented their opinions of Sophocles' tragic play Antigone. They have presented their interpretations as to the motives and moral character of Antigone and Creon. I will attempt to encapsulate the basic logic behind the arguments of the critics Brian Vickers, A.C. Bradley (who interprets Hegel), and H.D.F. Kitto, and venture my own humble opinion as to their validity. Brian Vickers clearly favors the character of Antigone. He challenges Hegel and Hegel's view that ...
  • Tragic Heroine Antigone
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    Antigone, The Tragic Heroine Antigone risks her life to bury her brother, Polynices, who she loved dearly. As she pleased the Gods, she was punished by a King, Creon. Antigone was the main character or heroine in this tragic tale. She is a tragic character because we feel pity and fear for her. Sophocles wrote this play so we, the audience, would feel sorry for the protagonist, Antigone. We feel pity for her because she is being punished by King Creon, sentenced to death, standing up for what sh...
  • Antigone's Transference Of Emotions
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    Antigone's Transference Of Emotions Antigone's Transference Of Emotions Essay, Research Paper Antigone's Transference of Emotions Antigone is moved to bury her brother's rotting corpse because of a great shift in her self, due to her father's death, at the end of Oedipus at Colon nus. Until Oedipus' death, Antigone's self had totally been invested in his well-being and survival to the utmost of his capabilities, and restraints of his fate. Antigone was more responsible for her father's well-bein...

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