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  • 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 Women's Rights

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    For centuries women, in many cultures women have been fighting for their rights and women equality, politically, socially and for their own personal reasons. As women have been fighting for equality, politically, socially and personally, they had no importance in these platforms in Greece. Athenian woman had very view rights and were controlled by a male relative. Even though ancient Athens was in a state of democracy, women were powerless to vote, and do any political activity. It was disgraceful

  • In “Impossible Mourning: Sophocles Reversal” By Fanny Soderback,

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    However, the argument is further emphasized when Antigone challenges Creon’s authority after burying Polynices, supposedly two times, and induces him to reverse the consequences of disobedience against his rule near the end of the play, he changes his method of execution “I’ll take her down some wild, desolate path/ never trod by men, and wall her up alive/

  • 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

  • Essay on Similarities between Creon and ANtigone

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    Creon was extremely loyal to his laws that he had made, and Antigone was loyal to her beliefs. Nothing was going to change either of them. When Antigone was brought in by the sentry, Creon was disturbed to find out Antigone was the person burying Polynices. He was extremely upset

  • How Morals Are Thrown Around Through The Actions And Speeches Of The Characters Creon And Antigone

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    moral extreme is the “political sphere” of life and Antigone, the “private sphere” holds the truth. She wants to bury her brother, Polynices (Galens). A proper burial for those killed in battle was essential for the Ancient Greeks (Fletcher). To give Polynices his proper burial, she infringes upon her Uncle Creon 's laws that specifically forbid her from burying Polynices as he was an enemy of the people. She wishes to follow and interpret the traditions and rituals the divine gods expect, and hence

  • Analysis Of ' Antigone ' By Sophocles

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    capital crime of piety, loving and loved, I will lie by his side.”(3) Upon returning to Thebes, Antigone and her sister, Ismene, are put aware that both their brothers, Polynices and Eteocles, have killed each other in battle. Both brothers had agreed to rule alternate years, although the first year had fallen to Eteocles, which made polynices suspect of him and fled away to the city of Argos.

  • Creon: A Tragic Hero in Antigone

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    The qualifications of a tragic hero vary between Aristotle and Shakespeare. Aristotle thinks of a tragic hero as someone who is a noble character by choice and makes his/her own destiny, while Shakespeare sees a tragic hero as someone who is born of nobility and born to be important. Although both tragic hero's end in a tragic death that effects many people, not all tragic hero's fit perfectly into both categories. In Sophocles’ Antigone, Creon is considered a tragic hero. Creon follows Aristotle's

  • Theme Of Leadership In Antigone

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    quote from Sir Winston. The Greek Drama Antigone is about a girl who lost her parents and most recently her twin brothers. Creon the King of Thebes, and also her uncle, is new in possessing the throne and he established a law in which a burial for Polynices, Antigone’s brother, was forbidden. In the play, Sophocles’ purpose for writing about leadership was to convey that as a valuable leader they must know what their true values are, as well as, when to prioritize them, because they need to do what

  • Analysis Of ' Oedipus The King And Antigone

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    Meghana Aghi October 6th, 2014 AP English Mr. Shaffner Matriarchal Madness Women have been silenced for generations upon generations, their voices of reason stripped away and locked inside the caves of submissiveness. The key is thrown out into a vast ocean of misery and peril, and the hope to break free slowly diminishes. Yet, there are always those women who will never accept their expected place in society. These women try to break down those barriers in attempts to leave an imprint on this