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  • Sophocles

    1. Where and when did Sophocles live? Athens‚ 5th century BC 2. The philosopher Aristotle wrote an influential text on drama called... The Poetics 3. What did Greek actors wear? Masks 4. Greek plays feature a group of performers who sing‚ dance‚ provide exposition and interact with the other characters. This group is called... The Chorus 5. Who was Antigone’s father? Oedipus 6. Antigone’s two brothers‚ Eteocles and Polyneices‚ did what? Fought on opposite sides in a war for power in Thebes

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  • Sophocles - Antigone

    what will become of us. The choices we make are in our complete control. Whether we make choices during the heat of the moment or with an open mind there are going to be consequences that follow whether good or bad are can only be blamed on us. Sophocles’s Antigone portrays human emotions and consequences that follow two distinct choices. We can broaden the spectrum by saying that Creon represents public policy and Antigone represents individual conscience. According to E.S. Shuckburgh we must

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  • Loyalty In Sophocles Antigone

    In Sophocles’s tragedy Antigone‚ conflicting ideas about loyalty is brought up. Between Creon and Antigone‚ who is more loyal and what is their outlook of loyalty? To me Antigone is more loyal than Creon‚ Antigone is a stubborn child of Oedipus. Antigone doesn’t believe that Creon in as strong enough to stand in her way. She believes that both of her brothers deserved a soldier’s funeral. Antigone’s loyalty did preserved her life like we all hoped‚ it ended her life at a young age. The concept of

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  • Power In Sophocles 'Antigone'

    always a Julius Caesar or Donald Trump kind of person. In a lot of instances‚ these types of people end up with a wealth of success‚ but it always comes with a cost: they expose who they really are‚ for better or worse. In Antigone‚ a tragic play by Sophocles that takes place in Greece in around 441 B.C.‚ a man named Creon takes over as king of Thebes after the exile of his brother in-law and former king‚

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  • Murder In Sophocles Antigone

    Was Antigone`s decision to bury her brother just? In the Antigone by Sophocles‚ king Creon issues a decree that whoever tries to bury the body of Polyneices (Antigone`s brother)‚ shall suffer a penalty of death by stoning in the presence of the assembled citizens. Antigone refuses to follow this law because she believes that it`s more important to follow the god’s principles than to obey a man. In the book‚ she tells her sister‚ Ismene : "I will bury him myself. If I die for doing that‚ good: I

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  • Polynieces In Sophocles Antigone

    In the play “Antigone”‚ by Sophocles two characters are arguing one by the name of Creon and the other Antigone. The argument is about Antigone’s brother Polynieces who died a traitor when he attacked the city. He killed and was killed by his brother Eteocles. Creon‚ the king of Thebes decreed that Polynieces was not to be buried and if anyone did‚ they would be stoned to death. Contradicting Creon’s verdict‚ Antigone buried Polynieces because she believed her brother deserved to be buried. Remember

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  • Burial In Sophocles Antigone

    QUOTE The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles’ Antigone translated by Seamus Heaney. There is a war between brothers over power and the two are clashing over the crown in Thebes. Over a ferocious battle‚ they both perish in the mighty battle‚ Eteocles and Polyneices. After the Battle‚ Creon comes to Thebes and is pronounced the current king. Creon decides to give Eteocles a proper burial since he fault in favor of Thebes‚ but denies Polyneices any type of burial and this is a big shock since

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  • Sophocles' Oedipus Rex

    The primary characteristic of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex is that it is an ironic play. The play’s irony grasps the audience in a profound way because of the awareness that occurs regarding everything that is going on. Even though we‚ as observers‚ are sickened at the tragic life of Oedipus and the other characters‚ we are still able to appreciate the ironical characteristics of the play itself. The irony primarily exists in the context of man being free‚ but at the same time‚ fated. Without doubt‚ this

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  • Sophocles and Pride

    PRIDE Pride – “A high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity‚ importance‚ merit‚ or superiority‚ whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing & conduct Pride is basically feeling proud of something you accomplished or did. On the other hand pride can also be the total opposite. People can take advantage of their pride and hold it against others. In Antigone there were an exotic amount of examples of pride. Pride can from many characters; although the main signs of pride came

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  • The Tragedy of Oedipus by Sophocles

    In the tragedy play Oedipus by Sophocles‚ Oedipus’ self-destruction and fall from the power leaves him as the villain and not the hero. The very thing he fights so hard to discover is at leads to his self-destruction. Therefore‚ we tend to feel sorrow for Oedipus seeing that was only the fate of the God and the oracles. Oedipus is a tragic hero who fails to achieve happiness in such a way that it brings upon fear and pity by everyone. First we look at Oedipus behaviors at the beginning‚ we

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