states that men is the greatest creation on earth. The chorus says, “Numberless are the world's wonders, but nonemorewonderfulthanman” (Sophocles 332). Also O’Brien writes, “Humanity´s awesome, violent capacity to overcome its natural enemies the sea, the earth, and the animal kingdom, forms the...
Sympathy for Others
As stated by Sophocles in Antigone, "Numberless are the world's wonders, but noneMorewonderfulthanman" (Ode 1 1-2). Landscapes like the grand canyon, the wide expanse of oceans, weather, tall mountains are all magnificent features, but none as great as Man. Man is the...
world so demoralizing as money.
-Numberless are the world's wonders, but noneMorewonderfulthanman.
-Even the stout of heart shrink when they see the approach of death.
-There is nothing worse than disobedience to authority. It destroys cities.
-A wise man has much to learn without a loss of...
kingdom by establishing such an inhuman law. Isn't it ironic?
6. - Give an example of an epic simile from Antigone.
1 Numberless are the world's wonders, but none
2 Morewonderfulthanman; the stormgray sea
3 Yields to his prows, the huge crests bear him high...
in the electronical world. What happened to fighting for your own grace. God created people out of love and gave them intellect. We are beautiful creatures. “Wonders are many, and none is morewonderfulthanman” Sophocles, Antigone.
Wonders can be different for all of us. They can be emotional...
Antigone and The Scarlet Ibis Comparison
"Numberlesswonders terrible wonders walk the world but none the match for man", said the chorus in the play Antigone (Sophocles 366-367). The common theme of man is shown in the books Antigone by Sophocles in Creon and The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst in...
from them in the end.
[Enter CREON into the Palace.]
“Bring me the man” ––!
I’d like nothing better than bringing him the man!
But bring him or not, you have seen the last of me here.
At any rate, I am safe!
Numberless are the world’s wonders, but none...
not, you have seen the last of me here. At any rate, I am safe!
Numberless are the world's wonders, but noneMorewonderfulthanman; the storm gray sea
Yields to his prows, the huge crests bear him high;
Earth, holy and inexhaustible, is graven
the chorus of Antigone sing, "Numberless are the world's wonders, but nonemorewonderfulthanman." Hamlet remarks, "What a piece of work is a man! How noble in reason, how infinite in faculty, in form and moving how express and admirable, in action how like an angel, in apprehension how like a god...
, and his torturesmoreThanman can suffer, as yourselves will see.
For lo, the palace portals are unbarred,
And soon ye shall behold a sight so sad
That he who must abhorred would pity it.
[Enter OEDIPUS blinded.]
Oedipus the Kin Sophocles
his speech takes an ominous turn, “If I can drive out this corruption and make the city whole, I shall do morethan save my people...I shall save myself.” (pg 190) Indicating that even when he is prepared to make sacrifices and serve the god[s] to save his city, his actions are ultimately self-serving...
interprets this ode slightly different from Goldhill, stating that the ode reflects, "many are the wonders but nothing morewonderfulthanman," where Goldhill debates the interpretation. Goldhill writes that the ode implies that the "all-inventive man comes to the nothingness that is his future." The chant...
the unknown; it is about that for which initially we have no words. Myth therefore looks into the heart of the great silence,” wrote Karen Armstrong (2005, p. 4).
In the modern world, myth lives and, in the USA, it lives morethan most places. There’s the continuing “city upon a hill” saga (from...
, beyond hope and thought, I owe the gods great thanks.
The GUARD goes out on the spectators' left.
Wonders are many, and none is morewonderfulthanman; the power that crosses the white sea, driven by the stormy south-wind, making a path under surges that threaten to...
). In Creon’s view, Antigone has overstepped the bounds of her positions as a citizen and as a human being. Antigone, of course, has none of these worldly concerns. She is prepared to die for what she believes is the right action in the eyes of the gods. The third choral ode is more pessimistic than...
her of the punishment given if she were to break the law.
4. Antigone is more of the brave one. She is willing to take a chance. Ismene is more conserved worrisome. She is a strict rule follower.
5. The parados talks to the audience and introduces the Chorus.
6. The Chorus celebrates the Theban...
To fight against men; our rulers are stronger than we,
And we must obey in this, or in worse than this.
May the dead forgive me, I can do no other
But as I am commanded; to do more is madness.
ANTIGONE: No; then I will not ask you for your help.
Nor would I thank you for it, if you...
of Hellenic culture, many centuries before Sophocles’ time.
All the scenes take place in front of the royal palace at Thebes. Thus Sophocles conforms to the principle of the unity of place. The events unfold in little morethan twenty four hours. The play begins on the night when Antigone attempts...
first prize twenty times, morethan any other Greek tragedian. Sophocles wrote morethan 120 tragedies, only a mear seven have survived. “Plutarch tells us that there were three periods in Sophocles’s literary development: imitation of the grand style of Aeschylus, use of artificial and...
wonders in the world, but nothing morewonderfulthan a human” (332–83). But Sophokles’ heroes are not always comfortable to be with, nor are they wholly admirable, nor do we get the idea that we are to emulate these examples. Antigone is her stubborn father’s daughter – a predominantly ﬁfth-century...