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    Sophocles - Antigone

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    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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    Sophocles Oedipus The King

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    Prophecy and fate play a central role in Sophocles’ Greek tragedy‚ Oedipus the King. Even before Oedipus is born‚ the god Apollo has already determined the tragic nature of his existence. Each action that Oedipus takes to defy the gods causes himself and the city of Thebes to suffer greatly‚ substantiating Apollo’s original intentions. It is important to note that the audience is aware of the ultimate outcome of Oedipus. Sophocles used tragic irony in many plays‚ where the audience understands the

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    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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    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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    Antigone Foil – characters who have contrasting or opposite qualities. In the play Antigone by Sophocles‚ Ismene is shown to be in great contrast to Antigone‚ who is her sister. She is portrayed as a gentle and passive while Antigone is depicted as an aggressive and headstrong woman. In the prologue‚ Antigone and Ismene are shown discussing what has transpired since their leave and subsequent return to Thebes. In this scene Antigone asks her sister in line 6-7 “have they told you of the new decree

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    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 and Pride

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    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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    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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    Sophocles' Oedipus Rex

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    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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    Oedipus Rex, Sophocles

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    Oedipus the ideal Tragic Hero Kelli Richards 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 from power. Throughout the play Oedipus makes a few profound decisions for which he is condemned to plentiful suffering;

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