That Antigone Is

Antigone
Antigone
Antigone Sophocles' trilogy of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone is a powerful, tragic tale that examines the nature of human guilt, fate and punishment. Creon, Oedipus' uncle and brother-in-law, is the story's most dynamic character. His character experiences a drastic metamorphosis through the span of the three dramas. Creon's vision of a monarch's proper role, his concept of and respect for justice, as well as his respect for the design evolve considerably by the trilogy's t
ThemesThe three major themes are love loyalty and irony the most major
ThemesThe three major themes are love loyalty and irony the most major
Themes The three major themes are love, loyalty, and irony; the most major themebeing irony. Antigone's love for her brother, Polyneices, was so strong, she died forhim. Haemon's love for Antigone was so strong, he died with her death. Eurydice's love for her son, Haemon, was so strong, she died with his death. Creon's guilt and love for his wife and son was so strong, he felt he should notgo on living after their death. . . . I speak for you, for me, and for the spirits ofthe dead. . . The de
Antigone The True Tragic Hero in Sophocles Antigone
The Similarities Between Creon and Antigone
The Similarities Between Creon and Antigone
The Similarities Between Creon and Antigone Ah Creon! Is there no man left in the world- Teirsesias Greek theatre played a large role in Greece. The citizens were supposed to learn from the mistakes made in tragedies. The citizens should have learned what not to be like as a citizen or person. In a Greek trilogy written by Sophocles there are two ma in characters, Antigone and Creon. They are both strong willed and stubborn people. Both being unwilling to change, they both seal each others fa
Modern Vs. Ancient
Modern Vs. Ancient
Modern Vs. Ancient We saw her lying: she had made a noose of her fine linen veil and hanged herself. Haimon lay beside her, his love lost under ground, crying out that his father had stolen her away from him. Throughout history plays have evolved in many ways. For example, the theaters where they hold plays have changed drastically from the original theater. Costumes are another item that has changed, but the content of the play has always been similar, ever since they created the very first
The Chorus of Antigone
The Chorus of Antigone
The Chorus of Antigone The chorus was not only a major part of Antigone, but also the most insightful portion of this play's cast. The members of the chorus tell Creon and the audience very important truths about themselves. Throughout the play the chorus comments on Creon's actions, and gives us all unbiased views on our hypocritical species. Without a chorus Creon's epiphany may never have occurred and we wouldn't have, as easily, seen our personal flaws. The chorus is included in a very effe
Antigone
Antigone
Antigone The debate over who is the tragic hero in Antigone continue on to this day. The belief that Antigone is the hero is a strong one. There are many critics who believe, however, that Creon, the Ruler of Thebes, is the true protagonist. I have made my own judgments also, based on what I have researched of this work by Sophocles. Antigone is widely thought of as the tragic hero of the play bearing her name. She would seem to fit the part in light of the fact that she dies in doing what is r
Changing Views of The Chorus
Changing Views of The Chorus
Changing Views of The Chorus The chorus, a group of common people who follow the actions of the play Antigone, waver in their support of either Antigone or Creon, depending on their actions during a particular part of the story-line. Early in the play it is evident that they are extremely pro-Creon, but a short time later they seem to sway into the direction of Antigone and support her actions. This incongruency about the them, however, was an extremely interesting feature of this Sophocles dra
The short play Antigone was written in 441 BC by the Greek playwright
The short play Antigone was written in 441 BC by the Greek playwright
The short play, Antigone, was written in 441 B.C. by the Greek playwright Sophocles. It deals with some of the most basic problems that affect a society. One of them is Civil Disobedience. Civil Disobedience both a right and responsibility of a person to fight an unjust law. Government is given the right to control a group of people by the people composing the group. If an individual has a problem with an injustice they feel has been placed against them, then they have a right to convey this. C
A Comparison of Tragedy
A Comparison of Tragedy
A Comparison of Tragedy For a story to be a tragedy it has to follow the principles set by Aristotle, a Greek philosopher, or those of Arthur Miller who is a twentieth century playwright. A tragedy, in Aristotle's view, usually concerns the fall of an individual whose character is good but not perfect and his misfortunes are brought about by the tragic flaw. This flaw is the part of the character that personifies him as being tragic. Miller uses this definition of a tragedy but also broadens it
The role of the king in the time of Greek tragedies was simultaneously
The role of the king in the time of Greek tragedies was simultaneously
The role of the king in the time of Greek tragedies was simultaneously desired and dreaded because of the king’s responsibility to the people and because of the effects of the position on the king’s character. Creon reveals such ambivalent thoughts towards the kingship in his speech defending himself from Oedipus’s conspiracy accusation in Oedipus the King; these ambivalent thoughts reveal much about the nature of the kingship, especially in conjunction with Creon’s later actions in Antigone. I
Literature is meant to provide a perspective on life Phrases or quotes
Literature is meant to provide a perspective on life Phrases or quotes
Literature is meant to provide a perspective on life. Phrases or quotes found in works of literature may be used to help express one's own thoughts, to describe a particular situation, or even to apply the circumstances in another piece of literature. Readers often utilize literary quotes for this purpose, yet not every reader will interpret a given quote the same way. One example of a phrase which can have many different meanings is the biblical quote The sins of the father visit upon the chi
Greek literature
Greek literature
Greek literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato . A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspired, influenced, and
Modern Vs Ancient
Modern Vs Ancient
Modern Vs. Ancient We saw her lying: she had made a noose of her fine linen veil and hanged herself. Haimon lay beside her, his love lost under ground, crying out that his father had stolen her away from him. Throughout history plays have evolved in many ways. For example, the theaters where they hold plays have changed drastically from the original theater. Costumes are another item that has changed, but the content of the play has always been similar, ever since they created the very first
The Chorus of Antigone
The Chorus of Antigone
The Chorus of Antigone The chorus was not only a major part of Antigone, but also the most insightful portion of this play's cast. The members of the chorus tell Creon and the audience very important truths about themselves. Throughout the play the chorus comments on Creon's actions, and gives us all unbiased views on our hypocritical species. Without a chorus Creon's epiphany may never have occurred and we wouldn't have, as easily, seen our personal flaws. The chorus is included in a very effe
A master artisan and innovator of the Greek tragedy Sophocles's insigh
A master artisan and innovator of the Greek tragedy Sophocles's insigh
A master artisan and innovator of the Greek tragedy, Sophocles's insightful plays have held their value throughout countless time periods and societies. Through the use of common literary techniques, Sophocles was able to express themes and ideas that reflect all of humankind. On particular idea was that Sophocles believed that hubris is destructive and will eventually lead to one's demise. Creon, the proud king of Thebes has such a fatal flaw. His hubris alienates Teiresias, Haimon, and his pe
You are the curse the corruption of the land With these words Tiresias
You are the curse the corruption of the land With these words Tiresias
`You are the curse, the corruption of the land!’. With these words, Tiresias, a blind prophet in `Oedipus The King’ set the actions in play that would turn king to beggar within the day. Prophecy and foreshadowing is an important part of playwriting, and adds an element of suspense that is not possible any other way. Whether it be the witches of MacBeth, the ramblings of Tiresias in Oedipus: The King, and Antigone, or whether it is the unrealized foreshadowing by Figaro in `The Marriage of Figa
Raygan DeFillippo
Raygan DeFillippo
Raygan DeFillippo ENG 101 Kreitzer June 17, 1996 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 hi
Antigone A Tragic Hero
Antigone A Tragic Hero
Antigone: A Tragic Hero Heroes come in many forms. Some such as immense in size and strength as Hercules, some in the form of people that are shunned upon, such as Harriet Tubman, and some that are only valorous heroes to some, such as Kurt Cobain. These heroes have many characteristics that make people flock to their side and follow them without a thought of hesitation. In Sophocles' Antigone the hero is a women that believes in her heart far stronger than that of her leader's rule. This bring
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex In many plays a character has a misconception of his her self and/or his or her world. When this misconception is destroyed it can be a major turning point in the story. Oedipus Rex by Sophocles is one such story. In the story Oedipus has such a misconception where he thinks he has a good life, but really his life is morally wrong. This contributes to the theme or themes of the play when they serve as the defining climax of the story. When the misconception is stopped Oedipus sees
Oedipus is a unlucky king of Thebes the main character of an ancient t
Oedipus is a unlucky king of Thebes the main character of an ancient t
Oedipus is a unlucky king of Thebes, the main character of an ancient tale which is literarily important through the times. His parents are Laios and Iokaste. Laios found out of an oracle that he were to be killed by his own son, and to prevent this he stabbed the boy's feet and then tied them together with an osier and ordered a servant to kill him. The servant brought the child with him to the forest but could not make himself to harm the little one, but left him by a tree. Soon the child was
Antigone
Antigone
Antigone Pride is part of what makes Antigone heroic. Pride is a complex and multifaceted concept in Greek tragedy. Sophocles made this tragedy a complete entity in itself, which made it dramatic. Sophocles illustrated the rival claims of the state and the individual conscience. Antigone has the burning desire to honor her brother Polyneices and sacrifices her life out of devotion to principles higher than human law. Antigone’s rebellion is especially threatening because it upsets gender roles a
Analysis of Major CharactersOedipus
Analysis of Major CharactersOedipus
Analysis of Major Characters:Oedipus Oedipus is a man of swift action and great insight. At the opening of Oedipus the King, we see that these qualities make him an excellent ruler who anticipates his subjects’ needs. When the citizens of Thebes beg him to do something about the plague, for example, Oedipus is one step ahead of them—he has already sent Creon to the oracle at Delphi for advice. But later, we see that Oedipus’s habit of acting swiftly has a dangerous side. When he tells the story
Antigone
Antigone
Antigone In the story of Antigone, two very headstrong people's beliefs are matched up against each other. Creon, the king, made it law that no traitor to the Kingdom shall have a proper burial, instead they will be left laying on the ground to rot and to be eaten by the animals. This was the case of Antigone's brother, Polyneices. Antigone's love for her brother was so great that she went against the law, even though she knew Creon's punishment for breaking the law was public stoning, which ult
Creons Character in Antigone
Creons Character in Antigone
Creon’s Character in Antigone: IX Humanities 1/23/03 In Sophecles’ Antigone, Creon is not a good person; in fact, he is a stubborn, selfish ruler. Creon rarely listens to an opinion other than his own. He also turns his back on his own niece, Antigone, because she breaks an unfair law by burying her brother’s body. Throughout the play, Creon ignores his son’s pleas to spare his fiancé, Antigone, from execution. Creon rarely listens to another opinion other than his own. When the blind prophet Ti
Gender Issues in Antigone
Gender Issues in Antigone
Gender Issues in Antigone One of the most devastating problems for the Classical Greeks was the women's issue. Women in Classical Greece were not citizens, held no property, and indeed were not even allowed out of the house except under guard. Their status differed from that of the slaves of Greece only in name. This alone, however was not a problem -- the problem was that the Greeks knew, in their hearts, that this was wrong. Indeed, their playwrights harangued them about it from the stage of A
Antigone
Antigone
Antigone The story of Antigone is about Antigone’s brother whose body has been left unburied because of crimes against the state. The sight of her brother being unburied drives Antigone to go against the law and bury her brother regardless of the consequences. The concept of the Greek afterlife was far more important and sacred than living itself. Everything they did while they were alive was to please the many gods they worshipped. They built temples for their gods, made statues to symbolize th
Throughout the history of ancient Rome and Greece drama remained a ref
Throughout the history of ancient Rome and Greece drama remained a ref
Throughout the history of ancient Rome and Greece drama remained a reflection of the nature of their contemporary society. “The function of the poet is to imitate, through the media appropriate to the given art (drama), not particular historical events, characters, emotions, but the universal aspects of life impressed on his mind by observations of real life. It is closer to reality than the concrete situation, since the universal is truer than the particular.”–Aristotle. Aristotles poetics. Cha
Antigone
Antigone
Antigone Writers often highlight the values of a culture or a society by using characters who are alienated from that culture or society because of gender, race, class or creed. Choose a play in which such a character plays a significant role and show how that character’s alienation reveals the surrounding society’s assumptions and moral values. Sophocles’ play, Antigone, is a tragedy that deals with the conflict between secular and divine law. The conflict is created when Creon, Antigone’s uncl
Catharsis in Antigone
Catharsis in Antigone
Catharsis in Antigone The word ‘catharsis’ is derived from the Latin word, ‘kathairein’, which means ‘to cleanse’ or ‘to purge’ - it stems from an Ancient Greek story about a Phoenix rising from ashes, with the ashes representing catastrophe and the rise of the bird representing purification. In Greek Tragedy, this term is used to describe the suffering a character faces because of a flaw in his nature, followed by a transformation or purification as a result of enduring the pain. One of the bes
The Evolution of Greek Theater
The Evolution of Greek Theater
The Evolution of Greek Theater 1 One of the most famous things related to Ancient Greece is theater. No one is sure who personally started theater, but Greek theater began all theater in Europe and had major influences on plays performed today. Drama was performed for special occasions and as contests, with the playwright and actors winning prizes. Playwrights originally acted, but when contests began, they stopped. Actors were semi-professional and usually selected and paid by the state. The th
Antigone
Antigone
Antigone 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 herd
Medea and Antigone
Medea and Antigone
Medea and Antigone 02/17/04 Essay #2 ENG 1100 Compare and contrast Medea and Antigone as two ancient women similar in courage but different in character. In Euripides Medea and Sophocles Antigone we saw the two leading women having similar and very different at the same time personalities. They are similar in their stoic courage, strong will and defiance but their differences are what made the one repulsive and the other admirable. From the very beginning we can tell that Antigone acts out of lo
Antigone And Ismene
Antigone And Ismene
Antigone And Ismene The personalities of the two sisters; Antigone and Ismene, are as different from one another as tempered steel is from a ball of cotton. One is hard and resistant; the otherpliable, absorbing and soft. Antigone would have been a strong, successful 90¹s type woman with her liberated and strong attitude towards her femininity, while Ismene seems to be a more dependent 1950¹s style woman. Antigone acts as a free spirit, a defiant individual, while Ismene is content to recognize
As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying
As I Lay Dying In Ancient Greece, new ideals surfaced as answers to life's complicated questions. These new beliefs were centered around the expanding field of science. Man was focused on more than the Gods or heavenly concerns. A government that was ruled by the people was suggested as opposed to a monarchy that had existed for many years. Freedom of religion was encouraged to be exercised in city-states. These new ideals, though good in intentions, often conflicted with each other creating com
Star Traveling To The Millennium
Star Traveling To The Millennium
Star Traveling To The Millennium Now as we are rapidly approaching the Millenium many people are getting the blues. This seems absurd because this offers all of us a perfect chance to start again. NASA is embracing this chance to grow and expand their departments. The phrase, �Space, the final frontier,� expresses the world�s obsession with space travel, that started centuries before it even became popular 30 years ago in Gene Roddenberry�s TV series �Star Trek.� Science fiction has
The characters in the play Antigone all suffer a downfall of some sort
The characters in the play Antigone all suffer a downfall of some sort
The characters in the play Antigone all suffer a downfall of some sort. The major characters suffer the most, though. In this short essay, I will document on how the two main characters, Creon and Antigone, both inevitably become tragic heroes. The first example that I observed in Antigone was her self-righteous plight to bury her brother. She believes that what she is doing is right, and that she will do it no matter what the consequences, because he was her brother, her blood. This establishes
1 The Greek God Dionysus was honored in fifth century Athens by drama
1 The Greek God Dionysus was honored in fifth century Athens by drama
1. The Greek God Dionysus was honored in fifth century Athens by drama festivals. Describe and name these festivals. Clearly demonstrate the differences between them. The main festivals were the Greater or city Dionysia and the Lesser or Rural Dionysia. There were other smaller festivals that where held in Athens at the time: the Oschophoria, the Anthesteria and the Leanaea. These festivals most likely originated from fertility rites. The festivals honored Dionysus Eleuthereus. All the festivals
Creon's Too Much Pride
Creon's Too Much Pride
Creon's Too Much Pride In the drama Antigone by Sophocles, the King of Thebes, Creon shows a lack of respect for others in his community and a gain of too much pride for himself, therefore, he looses all happiness in life. Antigone, the main character, didn't agree with King Creon's thoughts nor the way he acted as king. King Creon had a brother named Oedipus, Antigones ans Isemene's father. He was once the King of Thebes but killed himself because the curse that was spelled on him by the
Moral Law vs Civil Law
Moral Law vs Civil Law
Moral Law vs. Civil Law Emily Snyder Writing Workshop Nov. 10, 1998 In the case of Antigone versus the state, she chose to follow moral law, or God's law if you will. Ultimately she felt that His law was right, and the civil government had no right to say who does and who does not have the right to a proper burial. People make decisions everyday in accordance with God's laws or the governments laws. They make a choice between the two, and they go with it. It's decided upon according to what the
Antigone is essentially a political play dealing with the conflict bet
Antigone is essentially a political play dealing with the conflict bet
Antigone is essentially a political play dealing with the conflict between the laws of the state and the conscience of and individual citizen of the state. Antigone is the individual who is fighting with her conscience to do what is right for her brother. Creon is the one who has to enforce the law, whether or not he wants too. He said that whoever buries Polynices will be put to death and wants the people of Thebes to know Polynices was a traitor and he should be punished by not having a prope
Antigone
Antigone
Antigone Creon is a better example of a tragic hero than Antigone in “Antigone”. This is known by their actions. Creon is better than Antigone because of the decisions each made, the loyalty exerted by them, their punishment, hubris, and the outcome of the story. One way to conclude that Creon is a better tragic hero is to look at the decisions that each have made. One of the decisions of Antigone was to go against Creon in the laws. Another one of her decisions was to kill herself (Antigone 22
Greek Drama
Greek Drama
Greek Drama 700 B.C. was the time and Athens, Greece was the place. Religion was a large part of daily life. Many festivals were being held in honor of the ancient Greek gods. One festival is mainly accredited with the invention of Greek Drama. This festival called the City Dionysia was held in honor of the Greek god Dionysus, the son of Zeus. Dionysus was the god of everything fun (such as wine, sex, and parties). Although these festivals were fun they were also a very spiritual time for the p
The story of Antigone has been written and translated numerous times H
The story of Antigone has been written and translated numerous times H
The story of Antigone has been written and translated numerous times. However, the plays written by Sophocles and Jean Anouilh are the most discussed. Despite sharing a similar plot, these adaptations are very different. In Sophocles's Antigone, Kreon appears to be the protagonist. However in Anouilh's, it is Antigone. In Sophocles's Antigone, Antigone does not appear strong, instead she is almost submissive to Kreon. This Antigone is doing what she does only because of her religion and the god
Antigone vs Creon
Antigone vs Creon
Antigone vs. Creon According to Aristotle, tragedy is a representation of an action, which is serious, complete in itself, and of a certain length, it is expressed in speech made beautiful in different ways in different parts of the play; it is acted, not narrated; and by exciting pity and fear it gives a healthy relief to such emotion (Lucas 25). This definition categorizes Sophocles' Antigone as a model tragedy. Aristotle also states that a tragedy must include pain and sorrow, and a trag
MAKING A HERO
MAKING A HERO
MAKING A HERO Jenni Hinman One of the characters in part one is described as “living comfortably in extreme measures.” Although, there are a couple more characters who fit this description. One of these characters is the man from “The Man in the Water, and the other is Antigone. Each of these characters was put in an intense situation, and still came out heroes. The man in the water was put in an intense situation, and he came out a hero by giving up his life for the lives of others. Despite hi
Sophocles the author of Antigone brilliantly revealed his character Cr
Sophocles the author of Antigone brilliantly revealed his character Cr
Sophocles, the author of Antigone, brilliantly revealed his character, Creon, through the words of the Kings own son. Haemon exposes Creon to be a man who possesses undesirable qualities such as egotism and blindness of the fact that he is actually an “empty” character (166). Creon proves to be a man who is narrow-minded, self involved, and “assumes that the world is wrong and he is right”(166). Creon demonstrates his steadfast characteristic from early points in the play all the way to the con
Generally feminism means the advocacy of women's rights to full
Generally feminism means the advocacy of women's rights to full
Generally, feminism means the advocacy of women's rights to full citizenship--that is, political, economic, and social equality with men. Feminism encompasses some widely differing views, however, including those advocating female separatism. Modern feminism, which was born with the great democratic revolutions of the 18th century (American and French), differed from its precursors in applying the democratic implications of the rights of man and the citizen to women as a group. Abigail Adams
The Similarity of Creon and Antigone in Sophocles Works
The Similarity of Creon and Antigone in Sophocles Works
The Similarity of Creon and Antigone in Sophocles’ Works Schooling in ancient Greece was largely a job of the theater. Large dramatic festivals were held in which the plays would encompass much of the day’s events. Each playwright was allowed three dramatic plays and one satyr play. These festivals also served as competitions for the playwrights in which they could gain notoriety for their work. Some of the greatest works to survive out of ancient Greece were tragedies. In these plays, one or m
The Many Layers
The Many Layers
The Many Layers Sophocles was a master at incorporating several general themes into a single, twisted and unique plot. Antigone and Oedipus are perfect examples of Sophocles’ genius composition methods. He uses the final passage of Antigone to summarize the many themes hidden throughout both plays. “There is no happiness where there is no wisdom; No wisdom but in submission to the gods. Big words are always punished, And proud men in old age learn to be wise.” In Sophocles’ classic play, Antigo