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  • Antigone

    Family is supposed to be the ultimate support, everlasting, and always ready to forgive. In Antigone by Sophocles, Creon is immersed in a "power trip" that alienates and even kills his family. He caused his son, Haemon's death, his wife, Eurydice's death and Antigone's death. Creon views himself as the perfect leader, believes he is always correct, and in turn has to live with the guilt of three deaths that were his fault. Antigone goes

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    Essay Length: 492 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Antigone Essay

    Antigone’s loyalty to her brother and to the divine law led her defiance of king Creon’s Law. Antigone’s loyalty was justified and she should not have been punished Throughout the play it is seen that Creon must do his duty as a leader and make a example out of Antigone’s brother by not giving him a proper burial in order for him to have a bad afterlife. Antigone’s belief is justified in getting her brothers

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    Essay Length: 548 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Antigone Mistakes Essay

    Nobody is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. Some mistakes are little and others are big. An example of a big mistake is when Bill Clinton lied to everyone in the United States. An example of a small mistake is when someone does not say “thank you” when someone else does a favor for him or her. In the play Antigone by Sophocles there is a quote that says that everyone makes mistakes but a good person

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    Essay Length: 856 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Anna
  • Antigone

    Antigone and Ismene are were given the same opportunity for redemption. If this play is looked at from a contextual point a view, we could say that the respect for the Gods and afterlife was the number one priority. During the first scene of the play Antigone, we see the character differences of Antigone and Ismene as they take different stances on what to do about polyneceis. Antigone and Ismene have different motivations for their

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    Essay Length: 1,925 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Antigone And Pilate Dead

    Sophocles’ Antigone and Toni Morrison’s Pilate Dead share similar characteristics: an intense and almost strange sense of family, a general disregard for written law and courage in the face of death. To compare Antigone and Pilate, however, one cannot lose sight of the inner drive in these women. Antigone fears the power and wrath of the gods, while Pilate only fears disappointing her dead father’s ghost. Family is such a large part of both of

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    Essay Length: 1,647 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Max
  • Antigone

    Antigone was Right The story of Antigone deals with Antigone’s brother who’s body has been left unburied because of crimes against the state. The sight of her brother being unburied drives Antigone to take action against the state and bury her brother regardless of the consequences. The concept of the Greek afterlife was far more important and sacred than living life itself. Everything they did while they were alive was to please the many gods

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    Essay Length: 1,492 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: David
  • Antigone Analisys

    A Female Tragic Hero? It is not often in Greek myth or tragedy that a woman is found portrayed as a tragic hero. However, Sophocles makes the hero of Antigone, the third and last play in the theme of Oedipus' life, a woman. The protagonist of the play Antigone, from which the play derives its title, also holds certain qualities of a tragic hero. What seems to be least important in determining the tragic hero

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    Essay Length: 1,088 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Mike
  • Antigone

    Antigone: SCENE 3 Questions: 1. IDENTIFY THE THEME OF THE BRIEF ODE TO LOVE. Love often blinds people from reason and sound judgment, causing them to act contrary to their natural behavior. (love clouds reason) 2. WHAT IS THE LESSON FOR CREON IN THE ODE? Anger has caused a rift between father and son, but accomplished nothing. Only love has conquered. Summary: Characters- Haemon, Creon, Chorus, Choragus Haemon (Creon’s son and Antigone’s fiancй) tries to

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    Essay Length: 399 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Top
  • Violence And Conflict In Genesis And Antigone

    Violence and conflict have always been issues among animals and humans due to the instinct to survive and hack down whomever or whatever gets in the way. Violence and conflict are major themes in both Antigone and the book of Genesis. Antigone is laden with violent imagery; countless arguments causing conflict between Antigone and Creon as well as Creon and Haemon; and the blatant violence of the various murders and suicides present in the play.

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    Essay Length: 273 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Antigone

    Oedipus was king of Thebes, he was hated and infamous. He lost the throne to Creon by tearing out his own eyes and killed himself. His two sons Eteocles and Polyneices fought each other for the kingship but ended up killing each other. Creon was hailed king of Thebes. Antigone and Ismene were sisters to Eteocles and polyneices. Creon favored Eteocles and he perceived him as the cities champion and ordered that Eteocles could be

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    Essay Length: 354 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: regina
  • Compare And Contrast The Part That The City Or State (Polis) Plays In Antigone And Oedipus The King.

    Compare and contrast the part that the city or state (polis) plays in Antigone and Oedipus The King. Antigone is a play about the tension caused when two individuals have conflicting claims regarding law. In this case, the moral superiority of the laws of the city, represented by Creon, and the laws of the gods, represented bt Antigone. In contrast, Oedipus The King is driven by the tensions within Oedipus himself. That play both begins

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    Essay Length: 868 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Antigone

    Being a part of a family forces one to have responsibilities and duties that are needed to be fulfilled. In Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, Antigone, Antigone has the responsibility of being loyal to her brother, Polynices. Her intuition and strong will discourages her from listening to the power of the state and to disobey some of her family to respect another part of her family. Her devotion leads to the destruction of Creon and herself, but

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Anna
  • Antigone...Hero Or Fool?

    In Greek literature, a tragic hero is based upon an individual having several of the following qualities: having a high social position in society; not being overly good or bad; being persistent or stubborn in their actions; having a single flaw that brings about their own death and the death of others; and obtaining pity from the audience. Antigone was a prime example of a Greek tragic hero. Antigone, being the daughter of Oedipus, obtained

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Antigone

    Greek Tragedy: Sophocles' Antigone The struggle between right and wrong, the demands between family and that of the government, and the ultimate struggle between divine law and those made by man is the center of Sophocles' Antigone. Through this expression of Greek drama, a sense of what life must have been like in the time of Sophocles comes across. In his world, women are subjugated and supposed to be silent spectators to the world around

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    Essay Length: 734 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Anna
  • Antigone Tragic Hero

    Antigone is a Greek tragic piece that stresses the use of power and morality versus the law written by Sophocles. Both Antigone and Creon, the main characters in the play, could represent the tragic hero. A tragic hero is a character who is known for being dignified and has a flaw that assists to his or her downfall. In my opinion, Creon best qualifies for being the tragic hero and fitting the definition read in

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    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: David
  • Antigone Character Analysis

    In Antigone, Antigone braves through all of her hardships and decisions with her morals and set of values. She dies with pride and no regret for she died because she acted doing what was morally right. Many Greek writers disagree with these traits that Sophocles has given her but it is appropriate because she needed these traits to show defiance and be able to stand up for what is right. Antigone is a tragic heroine

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    Essay Length: 617 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Mike
  • Antigone: To Bury or Not To Bury, That’s the Dying Question

    Antigone: To Bury or Not to Bury, That's the Dying Question "To live or not to live, that is the question". In Sophocles' Antigone, Antigone buries her brother Polyneices and is told she will die because of it. Did she have a good intention in her actions? After reading this paper a person can see if they think Antigone was wrong in burying him, acting upon instinct, acting nobly, acting motherly towards her brother, or

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    Essay Length: 1,337 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Andrew
  • How Do Creon from “antigone” by Sophocles and Bernarda from “house of Bernarda Alba” by Frederico Lorca Respond to Challenges to Their Power?

    Creon, the King of Thebes, and Bernarda, who is the head of her household are the most powerful characters in their plays. Both characters want to have complete control over everything and everyone around them; however both suffer losses as a result of their attitudes and use of power. The main difference between Creon and Bernarda is how they react to these losses and to the challenges to their authority. It is this aspect which

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Steve
  • Antigone

    Antigone’s Connection to Modern Audiences Antigone was written by the playwright Sophocles in 426 B.C. Although it was written so long ago it still appeals to modern audiences. The piece is timeless because it shows true human nature and characteristics that are still true today. Antigone is the final install installment of the Oedipus trilogy, yet it is probably the most famous. Antigone still appeals to modern audiences because human behavior and characteristics have not

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    Essay Length: 445 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Stenly
  • How The Movie A Few Good Men And The Play Antigone Found Honor In What

    It is not uncommon for the Civil Law to conflict with Honor. This means that the laws of people, jobs, countries, and duties usually establish a problem with the glory, or respect of people and their self-will, because there are different views of something on each side. This statement is true because many aspects of life involve standing up for what you believe in, while going against the laws of what you have to follow,

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    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Antigone

    Sophocles’s Antigone attacks one of the most difficult subjects man faces: “what is right and just?” From the beginning, it is apparent that two viewpoints are going to be clashing throughout the plot. Creon, the consummate pragmatist, and a true believer in the authority of the state, believes that what is good for the state is what is right. Antigone, on the other hand, believes that there are divine laws, a set of morals, she

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    Essay Length: 527 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Antigone

    Journal Prompt: On Page 12, Creon states, “No such ill currency ever appeared, as money to mankind : This is it that sacks cities, this routs out men from their homes, and it trains and turns astray the minds of honest mortals, setting them upon base actions.” What is he saying and do you agree? In Antigone when Creon says, “No such ill currency ever appeared, as money to mankind : This is it that

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Anna
  • Influence of Antigone on a Doll’s House

    Ike Rojera |IB English |Influence of Antigone on A Doll's House :It is very difficult to label something as a first in literature. Much the way inventions are often adaptations of previously patented objects, most authors borrow ideas and techniques form pre-existing media. In order to truly classify something as a first one must look for something entirely revolutionary, something that has never been done before. Two of these so called "firsts" include the first

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Mike
  • Antigone Analytical Essay

    Antigone Analytical essay It takes a whole life of truth to be honest, however it only takes one lie to break that honesty. This quote shows how much impact a single false decision can have. In the play Antigone, the character Creon learns this very lesson through harsh experience and great lose. Blinded by his stubbornness and the duties as a ruler, Creon went against all others' warnings executing Antigone. With this one rash and

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    Essay Length: 715 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Compare And Contrast The Part That The City Or State (Polis) Plays In Antigone And Oedipus The King.

    In both Antigone and Oedipus the King the city plays an important part with the majority of the action in both plays taking place in public in front of a chorus of Theban citizens. Personal conflict/crises take place in public, and when personal events take place off stage, they are relied to the chorus (and the audience) through messengers. The city also helps to move the plot of the plays along, as well providing dramatic

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    Essay Length: 449 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: regina

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