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    Antigone Essay Creon and Antigone are both honorable people‚ yet both are fatally proud and that is the source of the tragedy. To what extent do you agree? The source of tragedy in Antigone by Sophocles cannot be simply attributed to the downfall of the two characters‚ Creon and Antigone. Creon and Antigone both have a very strong will and can both be very stubborn towards people‚ Creon by refusing to listen to other people and Antigone very determined to fight for what she wants which is to

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    The Tragic Downfalls of Creon and Antigone in Sophocles’ Antigone The hubris resonating throughout the play‚ ‘Antigone’ is seen in the characters of Creon and Antigone. Their pride causes them to act impulsively‚ resulting in their individual downfalls. In his opening speech‚ Creon makes his motives clear‚ that “no man who is his country’s enemy shall call himself my friend.” This part of his declaration was kept to the letter‚ as he refused burial for his nephew‚ Polynices. However‚ when the situation

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    Humanities Camarco Antigone In the play Antigone by Sophocles‚ Antigone is to blame for her own death. She is to blame because of her obsessive hubris‚ non- apologetic behavior‚ and denial of nothing which ultimately lead to her own demise. One reason Antigone is to blame for her own death is because of her obsessive hubris. Hubris which means excessive pride was shown throughout the whole story from many different characters‚ Antigone being one of them. In the beginning of Antigone Creon the ruler

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    story “Antigone” displays a myriad of tragedies intertwined in one family. Sophocles’ heroine‚ Antigone faces execution‚ Antigone’s betrothed Haemon toils with the moral dilemma of being loyal to his father or future wife‚ while Haemon’s father‚ Creon refuses to learn justice until it is too late. Antigone is a strong-minded young woman‚ who forgoes the laws of society to honour her deceased brother with a proper burial. After mourning the deaths of her parents and two brothers‚ Antigone no longer

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    11/5/13 English 111 Antigone Paper Antigone: Individual vs. State The conflict between individual conscious and state law is something mankind has endured since the beginning of history. There have been many individuals that have stood by their beliefs and conscious against government law despite the repercussions. This conflict is one of the main struggles in Antigone‚ the Greek tragedy written by Sophocles. At the center of this tragedy is the battle between an individual’s moral duty and

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    Samantha Albert Mr. Jordan Antigone Fear/ Pity Fear and Pity Shown in Antigone The Greek Philosopher Aristotle defined tragedy as a form of drama that evokes fear and pity in the audience. The tragic play Antigone conflicts that definition because although pity is evoked throughout the play‚ modern audiences have difficulty experiencing fear because they fail to acknowledge the role fate plays in their everyday lives. At the end of

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    Antigone Creon is the king in the play Antigone. Antigone is about a princess‚ Antigone‚ who buries her brother after he and her other brother fought each other to death. As a result‚ King Creon wants to punish/kill Antigone for this while still him remembering that he had raised her. Due to the brothers fighting to death‚ a place to be king opened up for Creon to become the new king. The quote‚ “Where love rules‚ there is no will to power; and where power predominates‚ there love is lacking. The

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    Antigone by Sophocles is an interesting play that I enjoyed reading. It was something different for me since I don’t ever read plays. After reading the play I thought this story would fit under a feminist approach‚ until I fully began to understand and analyze each character of the play. In this paper I will discuss how the major events of Antigone can be analyzed through the psychological approach point of view. I as well read each critic about Antigone and found some similarity and dissimilarity

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    Play Analysis: Antigone Antigone‚ originally written by Sophocles has been performed throughout history to illustrate its rich diversity of themes. Gary Armagnac’s rendition portrays this as well as the fact that it is a timeless play because he sets it in the near future in a society—that has just gone through a second civil war—that bears close resemblance to ours. The director‚ when creating this play‚ has heavy influence from the current ongoing political movements occurring in the Middle East

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    hamartia and lastly they need to realize their mistakes and accept their consequences. In Antigone‚ there are two main characters that fit the criteria of a tragic hero‚ but only the protagonist‚ Antigone meets all of the conditions. Antigone meets the second requirement of a tragic heroine‚ by fulfilling the criteria of being neither entirely good nor completely bad. In the opening of the play‚ Antigone asks her sister‚ Ismene to help her give Polynieces a proper burial but Ismene disagrees because

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