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Antigone Essay

by Sophocles. The story is about a Antigone who has buried her brother by breaking Creon’s decree, and she is punished for obeying the god's laws. There are many arguments about who is the tragic hero in Sophocles’ Antigone. Some believe that it is Creon because he also has the characteristics of a tragic hero. Others believe that it is Antigone because the play bears her name. Antigone is a hero, to clarify the meaning of a tragic hero. In order to determine whether Antigone is the tragic hero, we...

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Antigone - the Use of the Classical Tragedy Concept of Hamartia

author incorporated the concepts used in classical tragedies in relation to the downfall of the heroine, Antigone. These factors being; hamartia, hubris, and fate clearly demonstrate how Antigone providing a proper burial for Polynices put her against Creon and her provocation against his power. Throughout the play there are various instances where Antigone displays such factors and ultimately they contribute, to a great extent, her demise. The use of the classical tragedy concept of hamartia...

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A Women's Place

the male characters, especially Creon, believe that women have no right to interfere with the political and social world that exists within the plays. This directly translates to the beliefs in the real world during the time that these plays were set. By looking at the relationships between the male characters and the female characters, we will discover that the women in The Theban Plays were not respected and treated equally as men were during that time. Creon, the brother in law of Oedipus and...

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Character Analysis of Antigone

Jocasta’s brother Creon, also the father of Antigone’s fiancé, Haimon. Creon gave a proclamation declaring Polynices a traitor to the state and people, and therefore should not be given the same rewarding burial that Eteocles receives. Polynices is to be left unburied. Antigone defied this law and buried her brother. Creon has sentenced her to death for her defiant actions. Antigone is a proud woman with a strong sense of duty to her family. She believes she is unjustly judged by Creon, therefore...

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An Analysis of Antigone by Sophocles

Even though King Creon is thought of as someone who knows how to control a nation, he contains a tragic flaw noticed by others and himself, which results in an unpleasant death. In the story “Antigone” by Sophocles, King Creon’s pride and stubborn actions leads his son, Haemon to be disappointed and loose his trust towards his father. Through his ways of being unable to admit his mistakes, his anger brought him to a stage where he became associated with civil law rather than believing in his morals...

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Hamartia play write

Creon’s hamartia caused led Creon to not reconsider or have a second thought when he outlawed the burial of Antigone’s brother, Polyneices. My suggestion to fulfill your request is to modify Creon’s hamartia so that Creon is a ruler who, is still a bad ruler, considers his actions with himself and the people who he rules. In order for the audience to pity Creon, the story must be modified so it corresponds to the change of Creon’s hamartia. The story should be changed so that Creon has a hard time contemplating...

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Alienation in the Medea

bloodlust transpires. In today’s society, a clever, intelligent, and proactive woman is seen as normal. However, in Medea’s time, those characteristics were seen as perilous. Creon, the king of Corinth, saw these traits Medea possessed as frightening and saw her as “a clever woman, versed in evil arts” (line 285). The “evil arts” Creon is referring to might just be Medea’s unconventional character. Women who were intelligent and voiced their concerns were almost nonexistent or not recognized in Athenian...

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Teiresias Director Essay for the play 'Antigone'

would you wish your audience to respond to the scene in which Teiresias confronts Creon? Explain how you would stage this section to achieve your aims. This section begins with Teiresias’ entry, led by a boy, and ends with the exit of Creon and his entourage to free Antigone from the vault. Teiresias appears in the play just after Antigone’s final appearance in the play, after she has been sent to her death by Creon as punishment for her Crime committed against family loyalty. As the director,...

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Antigone and of Mice and Men

how many times Lennie gets them into trouble. The Greek drama Antigone exemplifies the definition of a tragedy because not only does it arouse pity, it also shows the protagonist suffering crushing defeat and death. The antagonist of the story, Creon, also the uncle of Antigone, decreed that no one could give his nephew Polynices death rites, on the grounds that a traitor cannot be granted a proper burial. In Greek culture, this is means that the soul will be trapped forever on Earth, never to...

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Oedipus the King Character Analysis

or may not be there, but the deeds were done. Killing one's father, the head of the oikos, is a most serious crime in Athens.” (N.S. Gill) Being the reader we are already familiar about the man who did really great things. Oedipus finds out from Creon who is his brother in law that he sent to Delphi for information, that Apollo was the God who put the plague the Thebes until they “Drives the corruption frame the land, don’t harbor it any longer, past all cure, don’t nurse it in your soil-root it...

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