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    the play Antigone, Sophocles expresses the understood role of women in Greek society by Ismene and Creon, and how Antigone was capable of breaking both molds. Ismene represents the idea that women are supposed to be weak and feeble. Creon represent the fact that women were supposed to be used for nothing but childbirth. Sophocles manages to break this tradition by making Antigone a strong and different character than all of the rest in the play. Sophocles displays the understood role of women in Ancient

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    Sophocles’ Antigone is the third of the three Theban plays written, but has been considered the first; the play was written in or before 441 B.C. In Antigone, Sophocles uses women as a strong and independent figure of the society. This play is the first to display women differently in a male dominated society. He also uses this play to describe women as able to make their own decisions and capable of living without the attention of males. The play Antigone shows the personalities of three women in society:

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    Antigone starts the play with the idea of going against men’s rule over women, and later takes her plan into action, leading to the death of Creon authority due to his inability to be flexible. For example, in the play, Antigone is used as an example to show how the roles of women were heading to change in society in a feminine perspective. A good way of saying it is like when a dictator dies, his image and popularity dies with him, but when an individual that is self sacrificing and independent

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    Antigone Role of Women

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    Professor Stoner English 1301 October 16, 2012 Antigone Essay Throughout history, cultures from around the world has set hat standards for women to abide to. Up until the twentieth century, women were viewed as second class citizens by society and had less freedom and rights than their male counterparts as compare today in the modern world where women can be more involve in society. Although women still face discrimination such as the glass ceiling in the business corporate

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    Throughout Sophocles’ Antigone and Shakespeare's Julius Caesar the use of women within the tragedies displays and enforces the omniscient patriarchal society characterized in the plays. In Antigone the main character is a headstrong and courageous teenager who is always at the forefront of the conflict, whereas In Julius Caesar, women play no significant role throughout the tragedy, though ultimately all women in both works are subjected to and ignored by the more “dominant” sex. In both tragedies

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    Significance of the Women in Antigone                 Michael J. O’Brien in the Introduction to Twentieth Century Interpretations of Oedipus Rex, maintains that there is “a good deal of evidence to support this view” that the fifth century playwright was the “educator of his people” and a “teacher” (4). Sophocles in his tragedy Antigone teaches about “morally desirable attitudes and behavior,” (4) and uses a woman as heroine and another woman in a supporting role to do most of the instructing

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    novels, women have had important roles of helping form the main characters, in the way they think, move or change the story. Women have always been subordinate to men all through history, but in plays, novels, short stories, etc, they have been given large enforcing roles, showing the power within women. William Shakespeare and Sophocles use guilt, pride, and influence to demonstrate the importance of the women’s role to support the main characters in both the plays of Macbeth and Antigone. In Macbeth

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    Creon in Antigone seems as though he overreacted to Antigone breaking his decree, but at the root it is him being undermined, by a woman no less, something unacceptable in Greek times. The Greeks in the time of Sophocles (496-409 BCE) were incredibly misogynistic, demeaning women and actively keeping them out of matters in society. Patriarchies are similarly mirrored in almost every culture, from nearly the beginning to the present. The idea that women were lesser than men stems from early agrarian

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    Have you ever wondered what women were like before the liberation movement of the 1970s? In the plays Antigone, by Sophocles, and A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, women are represented as weak, underlings to men. However, both protagonists in the play, Antigone and Nora, show their strength and courage when they go against society. Antigone shows how strong she is when she goes against the King’s decree and buries her brother who is a traitor. Nora, to save her husband’s life, takes out a loan which

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    It’s extraordinarily apparent that throughout the course of both oral and written history, women have been on the short end of the stick. During the Early Modern Europe, roughly between the late fifteenth and late eighteenth century, European countries were on a witch craze. Women, although some men too, were often accused of consorting with the devil and performing magic, and then sentenced to death if they were unable to prove their innocence, burning being the most popular form of punishment.

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