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    of their art. In Antigone, the chorus personifies Death in the first stasimon and places it in opposition with man in order to foreshadow Creon’s tragic downfall. The Chorus uses the First Stasimon to boast the magnificence of man, declaring “many wonders, many terrors,/But none more wonderful than the human race/Or more dangerous./This creature travels on a winter gale/[...]While on Earth, grandest of the gods,/He grinds the deathless, tireless land away” (Sophocles 14). The Chorus emphasizes the

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    The author of Antigone, Sophocles had participated in one of these festivals and won the award for his performance. He did not become known as one of the greatest playwrights then. Only now is he thought of as one of the greatest playwrights during the greek era. The point of this paper is to show how the chorus in Greek Theater tragedy performances affect the way the play Antigone is performed. Through the use of mask, staging, and speech, Sophocles best distinguishes the chorus. Sophocles

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    The Chorus’ idea of wisdom is that there is no happiness without wisdom. If you do not act wise and think wisely about your actions you will never experience happiness. Since Creon did not think thoroughly about the consequences for burying Antigone he was left to a life of pain and misery. If he thought of a way to punish Antigone without upsetting the Gods and Thebes, the outcome of Antigone might have been better for Creon. He might have never lost all the things he held dearest and let down everyone

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    Comparing Today's Media and the Chorus of Sophocles' play, Antigone When you think of ancient Greece, what do you think of? Do you think of outrageous myths and impossible art? Do you think ancient Greek culture has absolutely no effect on today? What many people don't realize is that the ancient Greeks have immensely affected the world today. The chorus in Sophocles' play, Antigone greatly relates to Daniel McGinn's article, "Guilt Free TV." Antigone is a girl who wants to obey the gods

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    Chorus In Antigone

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    Antigone was published around 442 B.C. Around this time, tragedies were written for the Greek religious festival in the Athens. A contest was held every year for playwrights and was awarded for writing the best drama series. Tragedies and comedy were commonly acted in Greek amphitheater holding up to 40,000 attendees. The actors were normally put on higher platforms to insinuate who was currently acting. The actors even stood on higher shoes (like high heels), wrapped on clay masks, and had built

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    breath-taking. I was simply fascinated due to the discovery of a troubled child who possesses such talent buried within him (p.4). One reason I found "Vois Sur Ton Chemin" fascinating was that the sounds of the chorus were soothing and melodic. It made my heart feel a burst of happiness listening to a chorus sung with so much passion. The passion that is looked upon the troubled children's face such as Pierre, and the rest of the children in the choir. Troubled and impatient the children remain, but as soon

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    Explain the purpose of the main characters, minor characters and the chorus in Antigone. (30 marks) All characters which feature in Sophocles’ play Antigone play an important role somehow; mainly conveying a certain moral or theme. The major characters portray the main themes such as loyalty, whilst some of the minor characters and the chorus explore the theme of prophecy and fate. Antigone is one of/the main character in the play named after herself. However it is debatable whether she is the

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    “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power.” - Abraham lincoln. In Antigone power is an influence that corrupts or strengthens those who have it. After the battle between Ideocules and Polynices Creon enforces the law that Ideocules is to be buried as a hero while Polynices is a criminal left for the buzzards. Antigone can not fathom the thought of Polyneices, her beloved brother, being defaced by Creon. When she is eventually caught for burying

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    Antigone begins by focusing on the dispute between Antigone and her sister Ismene. These two polar opposite characters are arguing over whether they want to bury their brother Polynices or not. This raises questions such as, “ Why are the brothers fighting on two different sides?” or “ Who attacked the city in the first place?” The questions that arise are simply answered by the chorus. The chorus enters and gives more information on the battle that happened before Antigone and Ismene met with one

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    The original play of Antigone was written 1000s of years ago but, this movie was made in the 1940s during the second world war. The French Government was controlled by Nazis, when showed the play, both the french resistance and the Nazi party loved it. When one analyzes the characters to this situation you find that Creon relates to the Nazi party and Antigone is like the French rebels. Antigone is like the rebels because she is going against the wishes of Creon and wants to give her brother a proper

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    fate. Similarly, Antigone has been oppressed by Creon and prohibited from burying her brother. However, they each differ in the reasons for imprisonment and reasons for actions, which don’t align with that of Antigone at all. For example, Danae was imprisoned due to a prophesy, while Lycurgus was motivated and kept down because of his hubris. The Chorus, in trying to fit Antigone’s situation into any familiar pattern of reference, reveals how they still don’t understand why Antigone did what she did

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    In Sophocles’s Antigone, one of the central storylines situates on interplay between human laws and divine laws. Although divine characters do not directly appear in the play, their rules and regulations soundly affect characters’ behaviors. This is clear throughout the play. The expressions of the characters in the play, as well as the thematic ending of the play that featured the realization of King Creon over his decisions against divine laws requiring every deserving man’s burial, apparently

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    In the play Antigone, the character Antigone, chooses to obey the laws of the God's rather than the laws of man. Antigone risks everything, including her life, but her convictions are unwavering. Antigone's beliefs were never conflicted. From the beginning of the play, the reader sees a steadfast woman, when Antigone tries to persuade Ismene to help bury Polynices. "Will you lift up his body with these bare hands / and lower it with me?" (52-53). Antigone is fully aware of the

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    engendered a divided kingdom, broken family, and his eventual demise. Within the play Antigone by Sophocles, Creon’s character is developed through his various interactions with other characters. His growth and tragic flaws are revealed because of certain relationships, such as those with Antigone, Tiresias, and more importantly, Haemon. Haemon is the son of Creon and Eurydice, engaged to be married to Antigone. Throughout the play, he serves as a spokesman for justice, defending the moral basis

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    The Woman in Stone and the Woman in a Tower: The Stories of Niobe and Danaë to Foreshadow Antigone’s Fate In Sophocles’s play Antigone Sophocles uses the stories of Niobe and Danaë to foreshadow Antigone’s fate of being left in a rocky vault to die. Sophocles introduces the goddess Niobe who was a queen and was punished by the gods. In the play, Antigone refers to Niobe as “Tantalus's daughter” and the “stranger queen from the east” (916). Niobe had twelve children, six daughters and six sons

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    Theme Of Love In Antigone

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    something or someone with full intent, however Love in Antigone, a tragic play, written by Sophocles reciprocates this idea in a completely new way. A theme that Sophocles writes throughout Antigone could possibly be the idea of loyalty to the city versus family, and he often grazes upon the origin on many of the themes, providing sufficient amount of details that could be used to support them. However, a possible main occuring theme of Antigone is that Love is unconquerable. This theme surfaces in

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    nothing that the gods demand” (1349-1350). Sophocles’ Antigone takes place in a trying time for the city of Thebes, when Oedipus, their king, and most of the royal family have died, and Creon has just been appointed the new king. Throughout the play, Creon tries on his power as the new ruler, and seems to believe that the gods will not be angry with some of his choices as king, even though they directly violate the divine law. However, in Antigone, when there is a conflict between the divine law and

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    In the play Antigone, there is a conflict between Creon and Antigone over which principle of law to comply with in regards to Antigone attempting to bury her brother, the law of the state or the law of God. It is a dispute between a human law and law of the Gods. Antigone believes in following God’s laws, even if it signifies transgressing the law of the state, a law set by Creon, which states that Antigone’s brother Polyneices is not to have a burial and no one can touch his corpse. Antigone

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    Ismene In Antigone

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    Antigone begins to argue that Polyneices is her brother and that she won’t be forced to betray him by not burying him (45). What really makes her determined is the moral obligation she feels that “the gods hold dear” as well as what she believes will allow her to become a martyr, having “a noble death/And lie…, a dear sister with a dear brother” (72-73). Moreover, Antigone even calls what she’s doing “a crime of reverence;” a fitting phrase seeing that she is going against her polis and hurios and

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    In the play Antigone, the protagonist Antigone is engaged in a war against man- not just Creon but man in general. She disregards the laws of man and initiates a symbolic man vs. gods battle. Although Antigone dies in the end, she succeeds in her goal of acting upon her divine beliefs above all else, even death. Throughout the play, Antigone, as a representative of the gods, continues to prevail over Creon. Antigone is brought in for committing the crime of attempting to bury Polynieces’s body,

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