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    Angela Badillo September 26, 2014 period 2 Sophocles Sophocles was conceived in Colunus, Greece. He passed on a mid 406 B.C. Sophocles is the child of Sophilus, an affluent part of a little group. He had a noticeably anxious life. Sophocles experienced childhood in the town of Colonus, just outside Athens, which was the setting of his disaster Oedipus at Colonus. Sophocles was a minister of Halon and helped present the faction of Asclepius, lord of medication, to Athens. He was regarded post mortem

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    Antigone • Title: Antigone by Sophocles • Genre: Play; Tragic drama • Historical context: Written circa, 442 B.C.E. in Athens Greece. Performed circa, 441 B.C.A. Its literary period was classical. While Antigone was the first written of Sophocles’ three Theban plays, it was the last of the trilogy. It was performed during a time of national unrest. Sophocles was appointed to serve as a general in a military crusade against Samos. The significance of the historical events during that time

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    In “Antigone” by Sophocles, a famous ancient Greek tragedian, the main character, Antigone, demonstrates a prohibited action in a strict, male-dominated society. Greek civilization upheld strong values and rules that were designed to enforce orderly behavior among its people. There were state laws created by the King, Creon, and divine laws created by the Gods. Divine law was superior to the king laws, and if that rule was disrupted, eternal consequences could ruin an individual. In this society

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    In Sophocles’ play Antigone, two brothers, Eteocles and Polynices fight for the thrown of Thebes. The war comes to an end when both brothers die fighting for the honor, and their uncle Creon becomes the king of Thebes. Upon his coronation, Creon issues a decree that Eteocles, the former king of Thebes, will be honored with a traditional military burial, while his brother Polynices will be “left unwept, unburied, a lovely treasure for birds that scan the field and feast to their heart’s content” (Sophocles

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    As one of the most famous tragedies ever written, Antigone, by the Greek playwright Sophocles, has received much notoriety as well as much speculation. Set in the city of Thebes after a devastating civil war between the brothers Polyneices and Eteocles, the play begins after the brothers’ deadly struggle for the throne. Polyneices and Eteocles have already caused the undue deaths of one another, and without another man in their immediate family available, their uncle Creon travels to Thebes to seize

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    Tragedy in Antigone Antigone is one of the greatest Greek tragic plays by Sophocles. The play portrays two main characters, Antigone and Creon, who undergo tragedy in the play. Various arguments have been put forth regarding who amongst the two characters is the actual tragic hero in Sophocles’ Antigone. A number of people are for the idea that Creon qualifies since he does possess the real characteristics of what tragedy is all about, while numerous others believe that Antigone is the actual hero

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    telling to find security. The desire to know the future is a deep human emotional need and has been a part of philosophical and religious thinking since the Ancient Greeks. Sophocles, for example, emphasized the belief that most people lack insight and that truth only presents itself when it collides with ignorance ("Sophocles"). Thus, the gods and their oracles represented the divine order of the universe where humans were the unwilling subjects. These oracles were used to give advice and insight

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    Antigone by Sophocles

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    She is a hero to the people of Thebes. “I think all these people would agree, if fear did not hold their tongues” (Sophocles 520-521). This quote explains how Antigone believes she is a hero and she should be recognized for what she has done and that had the soldiers not been scared of Creon they would have said something to support her. Readers may believe that Antigone

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    Antigone, by Sophocles

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    Antigone was an agent of her own beliefs and she never hesitated to fulfill her obligation. “When at last it stopped,/There was the girl, screaming like an angry bird,/When it finds its nest left empty and little ones gone.” (Sophocles 137). Sophocles used a maternal image to describe how Antigone conducted the ritual of burial. Antigone was compared to a mother bird as she found out her babies were gone. This intense and explosive anger characterized the mental state of Antigone when

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    Sophocles 'Electra'

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    When the Greek playwright Sophocles wrote Electra, one can assume he would never have anticipated that it would inspire the countless texts, plays and performances that have graced the stage.The story of Electra depicts the main heroine, Electra, and her revenge on her mother, who murdered her beloved father. This is just a sneak peak into the epic tragedy that is Electra. In fact, the story of Electra is so complicated that Sophocles would have probably enjoyed seeing someone attempt to re-create

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