The Position Of Women In Antigone

Good Essays
In Antigone, the main character defies the ruler of Thebes and ultimately becomes a martyr. Antigone, the protagonist, decides to bury her brother Polyneikes. Unfortunately, Creon wanted this man disgraced and was furious when he discovered he had been buried. Antigone is revealed to be the culprit, and she vigorously defended her actions to Creon. She is eventually sentenced to death, but Tiresias informed Creon that the gods sided with Antigone. Creon changed his mind, but his son and Antigone have already taken their own lives. The most prevalent theme in this story seems to be the position of women in ancient Greek society. Additionally, punishment for being prideful is another glaring theme in this tragedy. Unlike many other Greek stories,

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    Women In Antigone

    • 549 Words
    • 3 Pages

    During ancient Greece men and women had many differences when it came to roles in the society. Men and women were not even close to being on the same level as each other. Men had all of the power, and women had no power and were given very little respect; they could not vote or own land. A woman's place was in the household, and their main role was to produce young. With this information we can see how Antigone being a women affects the way Creon treats her. Creon is a fair but strict ruler. He…

    • 549 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    position of women

    • 1926 Words
    • 8 Pages

    "The position of Women" The change of the position of women in Egypt has been strongly observed in the last few decades. Some radical Muslims regard this change as an exaggerated liberation for the woman that they claim that is not accepted. While, other people see that this change is the start of civilization for the country. In the 1870 's the Egyptian women lacked many of their rights, they were treated almost as slaves. Hence, the Egyptian women kept fighting for their rights for many…

    • 1926 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    position of women

    • 712 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Position of women in 16 and 17 century: Women were challenged with expressing themselves in a patriarchal system that generally refused to grant merit to women's views. Cultural and political events during these centuries increased attention to women's issues such as education reform. Though modern feminism was non-existent. The social structure women limited opportunities for involvement; they served largely as managers of their households. Women were expected to focus on practical domestic…

    • 712 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Women Position

    • 350 Words
    • 2 Pages

    Topic: The position of women in society has changed markedly in the last twenty years. Many of the problems young people now experience, such as juvenile delinquency, arise from the fact that many married women now work and are not at home to care for their children. To what extent do you agree or disagree? It is certainly true that the status of women has undergone a dramatic change over the past twenty years. This is obvious from the great increase in the number of women especially married…

    • 350 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Good Essays

    women position

    • 533 Words
    • 3 Pages

    Women In India This world has always been a man dominated world. Man has treated women not as an equal partner in life but as a mere slave. Women is for him the weaker vessel. He has given her many beautiful names. A man calls his wife better-half. Women are known as the fair sex. We call them “Devis”. But all these are mere sugar coated words. He Perpetrates all kinds of atrocities on her. He abuses her physically, morally, sexually, economically and also politically. He uses her merely…

    • 533 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Better Essays

    worrying about a care in the world. While women on the other hand were treated very poorly. They had little to no rights, and were confined to the limitations of their household. You can see this unfair treatment of women in the tragedy Sophocles play Antigone. Ismene in Antigone shows and shares all of the characteristics that an Ancient Greek women possesses. Contrary to Antigone who stands against the rule and tries to break free from this stereotype. Women of ancient greece were fearful, disposable…

    • 1106 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Better Essays

    Antigone Role of Women

    • 1355 Words
    • 6 Pages

    Professor Stoner English 1301 October 16, 2012 Antigone Essay Throughout history, cultures from around the world has set hat standards for women to abide to. Up until the twentieth century, women were viewed as second class citizens by society and had less freedom and rights than their male counterparts as compare today in the modern world where women can be more involve in society. Although women still face discrimination such as the glass ceiling in the business corporate…

    • 1355 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Better Essays
  • Good Essays

    Sophocles is noted for his incorporation of female characters into his plays and his particular attribution of heroic characteristics to the character, Antigone. The contrast between Antigone and Ismene depicts the traditional roles of women in Greek society versus the untraditional and atypical heroic roles of women. Antigone tells her sister, Ismene, that she does not fear Creon’s edict that those who seek to bury their brother will face “public stoning in the town… for it shows if you are noble…

    • 230 Words
    • 1 Page
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Women’s Position in Society Teacher: Joann Roberts Foreign Language Discipline: Latin Grade Level: High School Courses: Latin III-IV Honors, AP Latin Literature Topic: View of Women’s Position in Antiquity Unit Overview Essential Understandings: ❑ The position of women in Greek society differed from the position of women in Roman society. ❑ The roles of women in both Greek and Roman society had common elements. ❑ The position and roles of women were dependent…

    • 1327 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    Position of Women in Mordern India The position of women has changed a lot in modern times. Clearly women have made tremendous strides towards equality in recent decades however; we still live in a society in which the worth of women is measured in their physical appearance and not their intellectual contribution or talents. It is not an unknown secret that many women are paid considerably less than men for doing the same type of work. What effect does this obvious gap between men and women have…

    • 365 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays