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  • Family And Authority In Oedipus The King And Antigone

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    one's life. Although, by both of Sophocles’ plays it is revealed that family has more of a value for him. For example, in Antigone, Antigone gets in trouble because she buried her brother, Polynices. She wanted to bury her brother because she felt the need to honor her family. It was a disrespect to her that Polynices was not buried. In Oedipus The King, Oedipus was trying to avoid making the prophecies come true by him marrying his mother and killing his father. The fact that he was trying so hard to

  • Differences Between Creon And Antigone

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    Two of the contrasting principles in the conflict between Creon and Antigone is the rights of citizens as opposed to the sovereign power of leaders. On page 83, Antigone states, “Nor did I think your edict had such force that you, a mortal, could override the gods, the great unwritten, unshakable traditions”. She values her religious freedom over the laws of political leaders, such as Creon. Unlike man-made laws, her religion was eternal. In addition, Haemon says on page 95, “But it’s for me to

  • Sophocles ' Antigone And Anouilh 's Antigone : A Study Of Loyalty And Her Usefulness As A Character Essay

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    Ismene in Sophocles’ Antigone and Anouilh’s Antigone: a study in loyalty and her usefulness as a character Sophocles’ Antigone is a well-known Greek play, and Anouilh’s Antigone is a modern twentieth-century adaptation of it. Both deal with the aftermath of Antigone’s choice to go bury her brother Polyneices even though the king, Creon, has expressly forbidden the burial of the traitor brother. Antigone and Creon are of course the central characters, but Ismene, Antigone’s sister, is important

  • Compare And Contrast The Kite Runner And Antigone

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    the characters made. One of the most significant themes in Antigone is betrayal. While Creon opted for civic duty, Antigone opted for family loyalty, however this is ironic because Antigone ended up betraying her uncle to be loyal to her brother Polynices; this is the main conflict of the play that helps the author decide Antigone’s fate and the moral of the story, an example of this is in scene 2 “[Antigone] There is no guilt in reverence for the dead” (Sophocles 210). In this example, it is clear

  • Antigone vs Creon

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    Antigone is characterized as a rebellious girl, who turns into a martyr, and just lost both her brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, in a war between the city-states of Thebes and Argos. Eteocles was fighting the war on Thebes’s side, Thebes is where they live, but Polynices was fighting for the Argos army. Creon, the king of Thebes as well as Antigone’s uncle, has made a law that Polynices may not be

  • Roles Of Women In Antigone

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    expected of women by saying, Rather, consider that we were born women, proving we should not fight with men, and that we are ruled by more powerful people and must obey them, even in the more painful things. (62- 66) Although not being able to bury Polynices is painful, they were both born women and therefore have no right to question the laws made by men. In Thebes, men have the power and all who are below them must obey them, or do with serious punishment. Contrary to Ismene’s beliefs, Antigone believes

  • Antigone Analysis

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    *What choice do you make when you know the options are wrong in one respect but right in another? In the play Antigone by Sophocles Antigone learns that both of her brothers are dead, Eteocles has been buried, but Creon, the new king banned the burial of Polyneices. Antigone buries her brother anyways and she is caught, Creon locks her away in prison, she kills herself, Out of despair, Haemon and Creon’s wife also commit suicide. Antigone should be regarded as a hero, not a criminal because she

  • The Tragic Downfall Of Creon 's ' Antigone '

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    along the way. His choice to remain adamant in his decree prohibiting Polynices from being properly buried largely affects the plot’s actions. Creon manages to extend and enlarge the disaster by sentencing Antigone to death, rejecting Haemon’s wisdom, berating Tiresias’ prophecy, and ignoring the Leader’s advice. The motive for Creon’s change attributes primarily to the expediency of the decision to free Antigone and have Polynices buried, which may have influenced Haemon’s

  • Antigone Essay examples

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    requirements of human and divine law that is centered on the burial of Polynices, Antigone's brother and Creon's nephew. On the issue of the burial, their views are opposed and they each believe that one is right and the other is wrong. The views of Antigone and Creon are opposed, and they both possess the same stubborn belief in their own righteousness. This

  • Essay on The Feminist Approach to Antigone and A Dolls House

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    her brother Polynices. Antigone decides to bury her brother even though it was against the civil laws to even mourn him. This action is pertinent to the feminists of the day because Creon treats Antigone with absolutely no respect and acts as if she is ignorant. Likewise in the play A Dolls House written by Ibsen, Nora, the main character, takes out a