Honors English 10th
29 October 2013
Antigone Essay: Ode to Man
Since the beginning man has always been an admirable creation that dominates and controlled almost all of the earth. Man is exalted everywhere because of his capacity to guide entire cities and to follow the rules...
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 only thing in this world, that has free...
be honored and Polyneices disgraced. The rebel brother's body will not be sanctified by holy rites Antigone and Ismene are the sisters of the dead brothers, and the last children of the Oedipus. Antigone wants to bury Polyneices' body, in defiance of Creon's law. Ismene refuses to help her, fearing the...
1. - Clearly define by specific traits the character of Antigone and Creon.
After her mother committed suicide, her father died and her brothers fought until they killed each other, Antigone projects her strong character with interesting ways of showing it. As the main character...
have many material goods, but nothing is better than having your dignity and self will. All the electronics that are now available sometimes destroy who we really are. The modern world now only thinks what they can accomplish in the electronical world. What happened to fighting for your own grace. God...
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 Doodle's...
(c. 496-406 B.C.)
translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald
Antigone, daughter of Oedipus
Ismene, daughter of Oedipus
Eurydice, wife of Creon
Creon, King of Thebes
Haimon, son of Creon
Teiresias, A blind seer Sentry
the front of the skené or from large aisle ways on either side of the orchestra. There was little attempt at creating the illusion of a location other than using the scene building for a palace or temple. One popular special effect was the mechane or crane which lowered a god from the roof of the skené...
CLASSICAL GREEK TRAGEDY
SOPHOCLES (496?-406 B.C.)
An English Version by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald
SCENE: Before the Palace of...
Oedipus Vs. Antigone In the Eyes of the Gods
Creon (to Oedipus)
“For you submission is a torment – you do not hide it.
And when you force your way against the world
You crush us all beneath you. Such natures
Find their own company most terrible to bear.
It is their punishment.” (Sophocles from...
Oedipus the King
Oedipus at Colonus
Translated by F. Storr
First Published in 1912
A Penn State Electronic Classic Series Publication
The Oedipus Trilogy: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at
Colonus, and Antigone by Sophocles, trans. F. Storr is a
publication of the...
Gender Bias Approach to Antigone
Just as one stone removed can break a bridge, one flaw can bring a man to ruins. The flaw of one man cannot bring down an entire kingdom, but rather one outlook of the king can lead to the demise of the whole. In Sophocles' epic tragedy, Antigone, a strong gender bias...
Commentary: Quite a few comments have been posted about Antigone.
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Written 442 B.C.E
Translated by R. C. Jebb
daughters of Oedipus:
Myth is from the Greek word mythos, or story. Yet it’s not just any story, for it is a special or sacred story, as in how the world was created, who the gods are, why a grove is sacred, why a trickster gets the last laugh, or why a hero triumphed with volition and divine assistance. “Myth is about the...
Antigone, lines 1–416
My own flesh and blood—dear sister, dear Ismene, how many griefs our father Oedipus handed down!
Summary Night has fallen in Thebes. The preceding days have borne witness to the armed struggle between Eteocles and Polynices, sons of Oedipus and brothers to Antigone and Ismene...
ANTIGONE KEY LITERARY ELEMENTS
This tragedy is set against the background of the Oedipus legend. It illustrates how the curse on the House of Labdacus (who is the grandson of Cadmus, founder of Thebes, and the father of Laius, whose son is Oedipus) brought about the deaths of Oedipus and...
Antigone Study Questions
Prologue and Parados
1. Antigone is conflicted with her thought of breaking Creon’s law to give her brother a proper burial or obeying his law and do nothing.
2. I think Creon established this law simply to gain some revenge from his father being...
Cristo). In his note, Hawthorne points out that he wrote "Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" twenty years earlier and long before Dumas's novel, but that the far more famous Dumas is welcome to lift any ideas he pleases from Hawthorne's own work.
Dr. Heidegger's Experiment" is a short story by American...
I. Biography of Sophocles
B. Place of birth
D. Important works
II. Synopsis of Antigone
III. Theme of Antigone
A. Relevance to my life
IV. Greeks Culture