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    that human progress can be considered evil at times, which is exactly comparable to Antigone and her committed crime. What can be said about humanity from Sophocles standpoint is that Antigone breaks the law of man and is punished accordingly for her actions against Thebes and the law of the Gods...
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  • Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
    , Martin. (1968). Oedipus: myth and drama, (Ed.). New York: Odyssey Press. Mason, J., & Bloom, C. (1988). The Rise of Greek tragedy [videorecording]: Sophocles: Oedipus the king. Princeton, NJ: Films for the Humanities. Oedipus Rex: Introduction. Drama for Students. Ed. Marie Rose Napierkowski. Vol...
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  • dover beach
    reference to the past. In the second stanza the poet uses “Sophocles”, an ancient Greek philosopher, to show that the people for a long time thought about a comparison between sea and human misery. The verb “hear” in line 16 and in line 20 can be regarded as a connection to the words of acoustic...
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  • Antigone: When Pride Leads to Ruins
    Kelley Booth Humanities: Classical Greek & Rome Critical Paper #1 09 October 2011 When Pride Leads to Ruins Antigone, a play about corruption, political context, and bravery, shows how the different perspectives on values and conflict between the characters can lead to destruction and...
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  • Dover Beach
    it spiritual manna, bares the stinging bitter-sweet realization that none of it is actually real. The narrator then thinks about the past and Sophocles. Sophocles (495 – 406), the Greek tragedy playwright, is described by Matthew Arnold as hearing the same sound in the Mediterranean when...
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  • Analysis of Tragdy and the Common Man
    in his academic essay, “Tragedy and the Common Man”, tragedy is a factor in life that can happen to everyone from the common man to kings and queens. Miller’s representation of tragedy can be easily compared to “Oedipus the King” by Sophocles and “Nothing Sacred” by George F. Walker through the...
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  • Reflective Essay
    July 25, 2011 2nd Reflective essay In what ways did Sophocles in Philoctetes, Confucians, and Taoists deal with the questions of individualism and respect for authority? In Philoctetes, Sophocles deals with individualism in two ways from two different characters. The king Odysseus shows his...
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  • World Literature Paper 1
    Analysis of Climax Developments Life throws curves without warning. In order to convey this to the audience, playwrights capture the reality of humanity through their skillful dramatic writing. Sophocles’ Antigone, Euripides’ Medea, and Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House are dramas, which require a...
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  • Midterm
    The United States Supreme Court building (“Greek Architecture”). Greek Literature holds many classics that are still taught in schools and universities and analyzed by literature professionals today. The works of Sophocles and Homer still hold relevance to the modern world. Their questions of the role...
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  • Antigone an Excellent and Intense Drama
    ​Antigone was such an excellent and intense drama. As many as myself wonder, why would Sophocles entitled the drama as “Antigone”? The drama mostly deals with Creon as being one of the main characters, and dealing with many conflicts with his son Haemon and the other characters in the drama such as...
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  • Sophocles' Antigone: Character Depiction
    own wife kills herself because of his tyranny against humanity does he realize his mistakes. This of course is way too late to redeem his lost loved ones or take back his contempt toward women. The Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles is one of the first dramatic plays that demonstrates the...
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  • Dover Beach Analysis
    ! you hear the grating roar"). The beach, however, is bare, with only a hint of humanity in a light that "gleams and is gone"[5] Reflecting the traditional notion that the poem was written during Arnold's honeymoon (see composition section), one critic notes that "the speaker might be talking to his...
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  • Oedipus rex Notes
    AP Notes: Oedipus Rex Oedipus Rex, circa 429 BC. Author Biography Sophocles was a Greek intellectual who lived from approximately 497 BC to 406 BC. Only seven of his tragedies survive to present day, the most famous of which concern the characters of Oedipus and Antigone. Historical...
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  • Laocoon and His Sons
    siege and invasion of Troy. Laocoon was the protagonist in a play by Sophocles that is now lost. He was also written about by Virgil. The statue itself is one of the most famous sculptures of Greek and Roman antiquity, its subject is Laocoön, a Trojan high priest, who, along with his two sons, is...
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  • Oedipus Rex
    Oedipus Rex Essay In the drama Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, the role of the chorus is very dependent upon in the drama. Various episodes are marked off by choric odes. Sophocles has been given the chorus many tasks throughout the drama. One of the tasks being, they comment of the actions of...
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  • The Significance of Going Blind in Sophocles, King Oedipus
    Diana Soproni Humanities 123 Prof: Adrian Guiu Date: 2.9.12 The Significance of Going Blind in Sophocles, King Oedipus One of the most important theme in Oedipus Rex, remains the theme of blinding himself, Oedipus, central character of the play, ruler of Thebes, conqueror of the Sphinx, a...
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  • Dover Beach
    pebbles (people), causes conflicts and doubts in them. What is more, there is reference to the past in the third Stanza as the poet uses “Sophocles”, an ancient Greek philosopher as both complains of the loss in faith in god, both of them shares the same thoughts and it also show that the people for a...
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  • Greek Theatre
    . Actively playing a role in the new brand of theater he created, Aeschylus designed sets, trained singer and dancers, and even appeared in the plays he wrote in order to ensure the success of his presentations (Bloom 13). One of the greater and most known playwrights was Sophocles, often perceived as...
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  • Oedipus Rex and Plato’s Allegory of the Cave: The Illusion of Reality
    Emmie Thompson AP English 10.1.13 Oedipus Rex and Plato’s Allegory of the Cave: The Illusion of Reality Sophocles was known for his emphasis on the individual’s uncompromising search for truth, particularly in “Oedipus Rex.” In Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave,” he, similarly to Sophocles...
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  • Antigone - a Search for Justice
    In Sophocles’ Antigone, Antigone is a rebellious character who has high morals and, by following these morals, disobeys the laws of Creon in his “just” system of government and creates problems for herself and those around her in her search for justice. The “justice” in this story could be called...
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