Polynices

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  • Analysis Of ' Antigone ' By Sophocles

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    fits all the requirements of a tragic hero. Creon believed that his own decisions and rulings would benefit his kingdom for the better. However, his decisions and rulings end up leading to his downfall when Antigone decides to bury her brother, Polynices, which Creon ruled was against the law to do. Being the fair king he is, Creon believed he had no other choice but to punish Antigone for her actions. Creon’s decision to punish Antigone ultimately ends up in tragedy for him. Many would argue that

  • charant Characterization in Sophocles' Antigone

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    men.”   The guard exits with the intention of saving his own skin by never reappearing before Creon. But shortly thereafter he again approaches Creon with the startling news that the guilty party has been apprehended in the act of burying Polynices’ corpse: “I have come, though 'tis in breach of my sworn oath, bringing this maid; who was taken showing grace to the dead.” The guard’s recounting of the actions of Antigone develop her character into all of its fullness as a most sentimental and

  • Antigone

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    men.” The guard exits with the intention of saving his own skin by never reappearing before Creon. But shortly thereafter he again approaches Creon with the startling news that the guilty party has been apprehended in the act of burying Polynices’ corpse: “I have come, though 'tis in breach of my sworn oath, bringing this maid; who was taken showing grace to the dead.” The guard’s recounting of the actions of Antigone develop her character into all of its fullness as a most sentimental and

  • Characterization of Antigone in Sophocles' Antigone

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    men.”   The guard exits with the intention of saving his own skin by never reappearing before Creon. But shortly thereafter he again approaches Creon with the startling news that the guilty party has been apprehended in the act of burying Polynices’ corpse: “I have come, though 'tis in breach of my sworn oath, bringing this maid; who was taken showing grace to the dead.” The guard’s recounting of the actions of Antigone develop her character into all of its fullness as a most sentimental and

  • The True Tragic Hero of Antigone

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    flaw is hamartia, or error in judgement. This error drives him to refuse Polynices his burial rights and to sentence Antigone to death. As king, Creon believes no one can tell him what he should or should not do, but he ignores the fact that not even a king has power against the gods. Creon lives only by the laws of the city, while Antigone, and the rest of Thebes live by the more powerful laws of the gods. Leaving Polynices to be eaten by dogs and vultures is not only disrespectful, it is a crime

  • Antigone‚Äôs Law: a Critique of Patriarchal Power Structures

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    Antigone’s Law: A Critique of Patriarchal Power Structures   The heroine Antigone sacrifices her life to defy the patriarchal society in which she is imprisoned. By confronting and resisting Creon’s authoritarian rule, Antigone empowers the oppressed people of Thebes. On the surface, her motives seem clear; she defies civil law in favor of a higher moral law. Antigone declares she acts out of a sense of honor and obedience to the gods, however her words and actions reveal additional motives

  • Message Of Karma In Antigone

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    quick-tempered and excessively angry can misdirect judgment. After he orders Antigone to solitary confinement, Creon pauses, and then he immediately jumps to conclusions and throws in a death sentence for Ismene for supposedly assisting with the burial of Polynices: “[Antigone] should not escape / Full punishment - she, and her sister

  • Sophocles's Antigone : Breaking An Unjust Law

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    her beliefs that god's law overrules man's law, she goes against him by burying the body of her deceased brother, Polynices. In spite of the fact that Antigone knew the consequences that had the power to threaten her life, she still decided to honor her brother’s memory and satisfy the gods. When being captured by the guards she had not deny the fact that she was indeed burying Polynices, in fact she stated that she did and took the consequence, even though her life was at risk. To her burying her

  • Literary Analysis of Feminism Seen in Antigone and A Doll’s House

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    In the play Antigone, The king of Thebes, Creon, decrees that Polynices should not be given a proper burial because he is a traitor and turns against his city. When Antigone asks her sister, Ismene, to help her bury their brother, Ismene refuses to help her: “I’d do them no dishonor… but defy the city? I have no strength

  • Summary Of Oedipus, Antigone And Polphocles

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    Oedipus, Antigone’s father, had four children: Antigone, Ismene, Eteocles and Polynices. After Oedipus’ death, the two sons were meant to share the rulership of their town, Thebes, alternating between the two of them, starting with the elder, Eteocles. He then refused to pass the power on to his brother, who consequentially gathered foreign forces and launched an attack on his brother and the city, in which the brothers killed each other. Creon, Antigone’s uncle, immediately became king and ordered