Polynices

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  • Antigone And Creon Analysis

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    dramatic play Antigone that Sophocles had formulated, carries out a complex and increasingly suspenseful plot. Creon, the king of Thebes, establishes a law that deprives Polynices, one of the two brothers that had died fighting for his rightful seat on the throne, a proper burial due to the attack of his own city. In response, Polynices’ sister Antigone defies this law behind Creon’s back and is as a consequence, sentenced to death. Yet, Creon’s judgements ultimately lead to his downfall as he loses

  • Creon And Antisane In Sophocles's Antigone

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    In the play Antigone, written by Sophocles, king Creon created a law that denied proper burial rites to anyone who invaded or betrayed the city of Thebes. Antigone defied this law by burying her brother, Polynices, after he was harshly accused of being a traitor. Both Creon and Antigone showed an unbending passion toward their perception of justice, unwilling to accept that honoring the law and honoring the individual conscience were both justified in different ways. The stubbornness that they shared

  • Analysis Of ' Antigone ' By Sophocles

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    In Sophocles’s Antigone, which centrals around themes such as bravery in the face of death, civil unrest, and unyielding dedication to divine justice, it is easy to understand how Ismene’s character is often called cowardly, docile, and indecisive. However, if one were to take away Antigone as a comparison, Ismene may appear in a different light. She survived her tragic upbringing through rational thought and a sort of optimism that others will do the same, while still managing to keep her love for

  • Similarities Between Creon and Antigone

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    receiving a proper burial; therefore, she was loyal to her beliefs that no matter what Polynices did, he should be honored with a burial. In the beginning of the play Ismene attempted plead with her not to disobey Creon's laws, but Antigone's beliefs got the best of her. Ismene declared, "What? You'd bury him-/ when a law forbids the city?" (54-55). As hard as Ismene tried to persuade Antigone not to bury Polynices, Antigone believed that she was doing the correct thing, and her loyalty to her beliefs

  • Antigone Character Analysis

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    As individuals we grow, we magnify our knowledge, augment to our experiences, learn from our mistakes, heed the advice of others and mature into someone we can be proud of. As children, we look to others older than us to pave the way for us and educate us about life. Nevertheless, when we reach the state of adulthood, we should be able to give advice and take advice just as easy. As the years go by not only do we age, we get wiser. Being wise means being able to make a sound decision by incorporating

  • Theme Of Family In Antigone

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    Sophocles shows this through the actions of Antigone, Creon and Haimon and the choices that they make throughout the play. For instance, Antigone had many chances to obey the law or her own familial bonds. Antigone chooses to obey family, and bury Polynices even though burying breaks Creon's law. Antigone pleads to Ismene to help, when she says no, Antigone responds, “But as for me/ I will bury the brother I love” (Prologue. 192). Antigone is willing to break Creon's authority as a family means much

  • Divine Justice In Sophocles 'Antigone'

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    Antigone and headstrong King Creon are representative of the conflict between law and justice. To Creon, a tyrannical King and uncle of Antigone, the state is under his authority and therefore follows the laws of human justice. When Antigone’s brother Polynices is charged as a traitor along with the murder of Eteocles, he is denied a proper burial under Creon’s decree. Challenging his authority and the law with full awareness of the consequences, Antigone is set on burying her brother’s body because

  • Antigone: A Tragic Hero

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    hamartia. A tragic hero is a great or virtuous character in a dramatic tragedy who is destined for downfall, suffering, or defeat. Antigone shows her recognition of and homage to the gods in every scene she is in. While sharing her plans of burying Polynices to Ismene, Antigone says “I know that those approve, whom I most need to please” (Sophocles 4). Ismene is arguing that Creon would be outraged if Antigone were to bury her fallen brother; Antigone responds by stating her actions are to please the

  • Polynices Should Be Buried In Sophocles's Antigone

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    Sophocles’ play, Antigone, is centered around the conflict of whether Polynices should be buried or exposed to the elements for the wild dogs and vultures to tear apart his body. The play opens at the end of Polynices’ attempted invasion, which made him a traitor of Thebes, and it is revealed that both Polynices and Eteocles had fallen. The new king of Thebes, Creon, decrees that Eteocles will be buried with honored, but Polynices will be left unburied and exposed to the elements. Antigone tells Ismene

  • The True Tragic Hero of Antigone

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    have to face the consequences, which include the fate of his family.“What must I do? Tell me, and I will do it.” (155, Antigone) This exhibits Creon’s softer side and shows he does feel bad and want to right his wrongs. He desperately tries to bury Polynices and free Antigone, but it too late. The real blow hits when Creon discovers that his son killed himself “when Creone saw them into the cove he went moaning piteously./ oh my