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  • Antigone Before Oedipus The King
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    Antigone by Sophocles 442 BC Applause Theatre Books Publishers 1990 Lydia Durant Theatre History 10-23-00 When Oedipus's sons are kill each other in the war, King Creon decrees that Polynices the traitor is not to be buried under penalty of death by stoning, but their sister Antigone believes it would be a sin against the gods not to and defies the order. She is caught, and sentenced by Creon to be buried alive - even though he loves her and she is betrothed to his son Haemon. After the blind pr...
  • Play Antigone By Sophocles
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    The play 'Antigone'; by Sophocles displays many qualities that make it a great tragedy. A tragedy is defined as a dramatic or literary work in which the principal character engages in a morally significant struggle ending in ruin or profound disappointment. In creating his tragedy 'Antigone'; , Sophocles uses many techniques to create the feelings of fear and pity in his readers. This in turn creates an excellent tragedy. In order for a play to be considered a tragedy it must achieve the purgati...
  • Antigone's Tragic Flaw
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    A Humorous Distillation of Antigone by Maurice Sargoff This poem is quite successful in getting the plot across to the reader. Unfortunatly, that is all he can get across because of that, 'inside every fat book is a skinny book trying to get out. ' Sargoff cannot have character descriptions, themes, or any real detail in his 'skinny book' because of his. Sargoff leaves off why Polynices should not be buried and why his brother, who is not even, can. This is important to building the feelings of ...
  • Greek Plays
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    All true Greek tragedies were written using the same basic set of characteristics. One such characteristic was that all the characters were of nobility. This was to ensure that their fall from grace would be greater to those watching the play in action. Another characteristic of all Greek tragedies is that they were written in poetic form, as this was the style of writing at the time. There were also always almost constant references to the gods and to matters of fate. And it was the ever-presen...
  • Creon's Punishment For His Cruelty To Antigone
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    Justice is a word we hear today all the time. Left and right we hear of judges and citizens demanding justice. Is justice always the right way? It seems that justice is not always the correct solution to a problem, but a solution that is the easiest to make. The classic play Antigone is a perfect example of this. Antigone is classic tragedy at its finest. A simple civilized and humane right of burying a loved one is turned into a great loss. Creon's inapt decision to hold his power and sentence ...
  • Haemon's Mother And Creon's Wife
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    Why Antigone is Much More Important Than Creon The Tragedy of Antigone is not called Creon because Antigone is more important than Creon, she is more controversial, and she is more admirable. Antigone played a bigger role than Creon in that she defied the law and started the whole play's chain of events, eventually leading to nearly everyone's death. When the play starts, it starts with Antigone talking with her sister, Ismene. She talks about burying her brother, Polynices. Even though Ismene r...
  • 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 And Creon
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    The Themes of Antigone Antigone is credited as one of the best works of Sophocles, ranked by most modern critics above Oedipus the King. There are many aspects of Antigone that make it the play critics love to ramble about. "Antigone must be received as the canon of ancient tragedy: no tragedy of antiquity that we possess approaches it in pure idealism, or in harmony of artistic development" says one critic named Ber hardy. Tragedy is usually concerned with a person of great stature, a king or n...
  • Krapp's Last Tape And Antigone
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    Krapp's Last Tape and Antigone MAKING CHOICES AND SUFFERING LOSSES Sometimes in our lives, through the natural course of events, we come to a critical moment where all past choices and the circumstances that arise from them converge together with only one choice to make. Knowing that the two paths most likely will not lead them to the same place, how are people to know which path to take They say, also, that no one can control their own fate but why then are we held responsible for our own misfo...
  • Plays Romeo And Juliet And Antigone
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    English Essay Blind love, tragic flaws, and catastrophes are all parts of an intriguing play. After many scenes of battling, falling in love, and fighting, it still cannot be decided on who the antagonist and protagonist characters are in certain plays. In the plays of Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and Antigone by Sophocles, this mystery exist. Would the antagonist in the play Antigone, be Antigone herself, or is it the character of Creon Is Juliet the antagonist in Romeo and Juliet or...
  • Teresias Approaches Creon
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    Antigone is a play based on the power of democracy. Creon punished all of the democratic acts as tyranny against the state. At the end of the play he realized that there is no one man state, that the people rule it. Without any people to agree with your decisions you are just a man not a republic. One of the first references to the family is the two different burials given to brothers. Antigone feels that it is disrespectful to her, that Creon gave an honorable to one. Another instance of family...
  • Antigone's Character
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    Antigone Character Sketch Antigone? antigone Character Sketch Essay, Research Paper Antigone's Character Sketch World Literature Honors Antigone, the character for which the play was named, is a very complex character. She seems to change directions all throughout the play and there is never one point in which you know exactly what she will do because she is just that unpredictable. This unpredictability also makes her seem very hypocritical because she will say something and then turn on a dime...
  • Antigone A Martyr
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    Antigone: A Martyr, a Masochist, and a Victim of Tyranny The play? Antigone? written by Sophocles takes, place in the 400's B.C. in the town of Thebes, Greece. When Antigone hears her brother shall not have a proper burial, she breaks the king's order and sprinkles dirt over Polyneice's body. Antigone pleads for her life, but Creon, the king locks her up in a room of stone in the wilderness. Haimon, engaged to Antigone attempts to rescue her, but finds her dead. Then Haimon kills himself after a...
  • Real Tragic Hero Of Antigone
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    Antigone – Interpretative Essay A tragic hero, according to Aristotelian definitions, is a "highly renowned and prosperous' character. This figure is not perfect and has to be on some level responsible for his or her downfall. The hero's punishment usually exceeds the crime. By the end of the play, this hero recognizes his or her own error or flaw and accepts the overwhelming retribution. Through this experience, he or she finally gains wisdom. In Antigone by Sophocles, Creon fits the term...
  • Creon And The Majority Of The Play
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    1. Biography: Sophocles Antigone Antigone 1. Biography: Sophocles was born near Athens, in the small town of Colonus, around 495 BC. His ninety-year life span coincided with the rise and fall of the Athenian Golden age. The son of Soph illus, a wealthy armor maker, Sophocles was provided with the best traditional aristocratic education available in Athens (Page 3). Very little is known about Sophocles as a youth, although one public record suggests his participation in "The Chorus of Youths,' ch...
  • Antigone And Creon Being The Protagonists
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    Critics have traditionally Antigone Antigone Critics have traditionally divided over the question of whether Antigone or Creon is the protagonist in the play, Antigone, by Sophocles. The answer lies in ones interpretation of the play. Is it a play about a woman doomed by the sins of her father, r is it a play about a king who holds himself more powerful than the gods? Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus. Oedipus, once the king of Thebes, unwittingly killed his father and married his mother. Four...
  • Creon As The Tragic Hero From Antigone
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    Creon is the tragic hero in the play Antigone by Sophocles. A tragic hero must a major character that shows high rank and is generally respected as courageous. The character shows nobility but has a fatal flaw or fatal flaw in judgment. The tragic hero will have an unhappy ending. Despite the unhappy ending, or even death, the tragic hero will learn something from his mistakes before the story is over. The two main contenders for tragic hero in the play Antigone are Creon, the king, and Antigone...
  • Second Episode
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    In Antigone, the first episode concerns Creon's announcement to the Chorus of Theban elders that he has forbidden the burial of Polynices. It also includes the arrival of the watchman who informs Creon of the perfunctory night burial of Polynices by an unknown hand. Creon lashes out at him and accuses him of conspiring in this act. The stasi ma (plural for stasimon) were expressions of emotion evoked by the preceding episodes, given mainly by the Chorus and serving as interludes between episodes...
  • Play Antigone
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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...
  • Antigone The Hero Antigone
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    Antigone the Hero Antigone is the heroine of western drama, and the play bears her name rather than Creon?'s. I believe this statement to be true. Not only because Antigone is the Heroine, but because the story also revolves around her. If not for the conflict of disobeying her uncle, the story wouldn't have a purpose. This is the basis for most plays titles, is the main character, or thing that the plot revolves around. Antigone truly displays many characteristics of all kinds of hero?'s, mainl...

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