• Dover Beach
    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 inspired to write...
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  • Sophocles' Antigone: Character Depiction
    In Antigone, Sophocles positions the readers to condemn Creon as a misogynist. In Antigone, Creon is the newly appointed ruler of Thebes, and after banishing all burial rights to Antigone’s brother, Polynices, Antigone refuses to obey this order and buries him anyway. Creon is pitted against Antigone...
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  • Trapped by Society
    Trapped by Society In “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” by Ursula K. Le Guin, “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., and Antigone by Sophocles people suffer for the benefit of the community. In Omelas, “the wretched one” (Le Guin 5) – a feeble-minded child – is locked in a basement to guarantee...
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  • Explore the Theme of Kingship and Ruling in Sophocles’ Antigone.
    In Sophocles’ Antigone, the audience experiences a catharsis wherein sympathy and fear is evoked for Creon, a tragic hero whose Kingship was spoilt by corruption, human fallibility and pride. Throughout the play, Creon has demonstrated how even rulers with a strong moral stance can still fail in their...
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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 the...
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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 death...
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  • Poetics and Greek Tragedy
    qualities, and intensity of emotions) and plots illustrating the impotence of humans in regard to divine powers. Greek gods did not profess to love humanity, promised no salvation after death, and administered a harsh justice not only to sinners but also to unsuspecting innocents because of crimes perpetrated...
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  • Oedipus
    Laius, Jocasta, and even the prophecy. Yet, there was always a constant with the catastrophes and that was Oedipus. The writer of this Greek play was Sophocles, and he knew how to introduce drama and irony into a play to make it great. This only makes an audience think less of Oedipus as a hero, and more...
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  • Oedipus Rex, Sophocles
    Liberty University Abstract In the play Oedipus Rex, Sophocles portrays Oedipus who is also the main character, as a good- natured, beautiful, noble yet narcissistic person who has a lapse of judgment and fall...
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  • Laocoon and His Sons
    is a marble sculpture representing a scene that is a part of the tale of the 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...
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  • proper ways
    control destiny. Both Sophocles and Shakespeare would agree that the forces of destiny and choice continue to strive for the control of human life. However, both of these playwrights support the perspective on the struggle born of his time and culture. For the Greek Sophocles, fate actually overpowers...
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  • Midterm
    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 of man versus the role of the Divine have been echoed for over a millennia...
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  • Greek Theatre
    One of the greater and most known playwrights was Sophocles, often perceived as the successor to Aeschylus. Born to Sophillus, a man who grew rich manufacturing armor, Sophocles and his family resided among the upper classes, and as a result, Sophocles was able to receive an education. His various achievements...
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  • The Transformation of a Hero
    comedy or a tragedy. In tragedies, the tragic hero will do something that often leads to their destruction. In the tragedy, Oedipus the King, by Sophocles, Oedipus is that tragic hero. Oedipus the King is a story about a king of Thebes upon whom a curse has been placed, and therefore, has to endure...
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  • Oedipus Rex
    Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex is one of Greek literatures classic tragedies. It supports and demonstrates Aristotle’s view on tragedy in the story, and ultimately defines how this drama is a tragedy. He talks about tragedy being “an imitation of a noble and complete action” (Witt, 165) along with...
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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 individualism...
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  • Dover Beach Analysis
    Dover in which auditory imagery plays a significant role[4] ("Listen! 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)...
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  • Oedipus rex Notes
    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 Information Sophocles wrote Oedipus Rex during an era...
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  • Dover Beach
    moving 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...
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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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