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  • Haemon and Creon's Relationship - 619 Words
    Haemon disregarded the declarations and that was seen as the height of disrespect against Creon, but in the eyes of the civilians Creon is entirely in the wrong. The greatest iniquity committed by Haemon is the fact that he did not believe Antigone was guilty or deserved to be put in a tomb to die. Engulfed in all his power, Creon did not realize he was the only one that felt it was right to punish Antigone for performing a proper burial. Although it is not popularity but respect that he is...
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  • Explain how you would perform the role of Haemon
    Explain how you would perform the role of Haemon during his interaction with Creon, in order to reveal his changing attitude(s) towards his father. The character Haemon appears on stage just as his Creon has deemed Antigone to her death as a punishment for a crime of family loyalty. In performing the role of Haemon, I would come onto centre stage in a costume of traditional Greek military attire adorned with royal crest of arms to portray his princely supremacy as a Theban prince. Creon’s...
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  • Hamartia play write - 710 Words
    Hello Sidney, I recently received your letter regarding the revision of Antigone. After reading, I have gladly decided to accept your offer and give you my insights on revising Antigone to your needs. I have come up an answer for your first request, which was “Can we do something about Creon’s hamartia? Can we change the story in some way to make him more pitiful to the audience? Creon’s hamartia was his inability to be a good ruler who canable to make good decisions, reconsider his...
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  • Antigone by David Greene - 798 Words
    THE QUALITIES OF CREON As readers, we have to make judgments and interpretations of different characters. In the book, Antigone, translated by David Greene, there is a character by the name of Creon. While reading Antigone, some important descriptions about Creon become apparent. He views himself as the perfect leader, believes he is always correct, and wants...
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  • Antigone - Short Essay 3
    Antigone Have you ever thought what would happen if you knew what was going to lead you down the wrong path? What could bring about such a downfall? While reading the book Antigone, one could not even begin to express the tragic flaw seen within the character named Creon. Not only was Creon the king, but also was a character who suffered one too many cases of a selfish heart. Creon's actions can be discovered through his lack of acceptance, lack of relationship, and his unbelievable...
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  • Creon Tragic Hero - 563 Words
    In some respects Creon is seen as a positive character, in others as an antagonist. However, if one sees it from a different perspective, it's obvious that Creon is the victim of fate and his own flaws, making him a tragic hero. His first misfortune was to fall from the grace of his people when saying that Antigone should die for her actions. "Your people are beginning to question your judgment and are beginning to side with Antigone." (256-257) This scene is very ironic! Creon is actually...
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  • Antigone - 619 Words
    The Family Dies What would drive three people to self-destruct themselves? It could have been a family tragedy. In Sophocles Antigone Antigone buries her brother, which is against the law, but she still does it and gets sent to a cave to be killed. Creon, the leader, must make a big descion to keep his authority. Through Koryphaios’s conversation with Creon he convinces him not to kill Antigone. Leaders need to enforce laws to keep a country alive. Haimon, Creon’s son, is engaged to...
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  • Creon Is the True Tragic Hero
    Creon the True Tragic Hero There is much controversy between who the 'tragic hero' is in the play Antigone. Some people say Antigone, some say Creon, others even say Heamon. I believe Creon displays all of the characteristics of a 'tragic hero'. He receives compassion through the audience, yet recognizes his weaknesses and his downfalls from his own self-pride, stubbornness, and controlling demands. He is the true protagonist. Though the audience notices how villainous Creon is, they still...
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  • Antigone Essay - 819 Words
    Pride Pride is not a symbol for strength, but of arrogance. It does not modify you as a powerful individual, but as a weakling with feign courage. It is not something to be proud of, for it veils you with vanity and ignorance so delicately and innocently that it betrays your conscience into thinking that it is a normal feeling that has no consequence whatsoever. An example of this infamous trap is presented in the play of tragedy Antigone, written by Sophocles himself. A character by the...
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  • Foils in Antigone - 684 Words
    In class essay about play Antigone Creon, the king of Thebes, is one of the major characters. The author utilized several characters/ foils in order to build up the king’s image, the pride, cruel, stubborn and superior ruler. Through those conflicts, arguments and persuations, the king’s figure was gradually set up and was foreshadowing the tragic ending of his own life. The conflict between Antigone and Creon in the play is very outstanding and intense. Creon commanded that Eteocles would...
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  • Who Is To Blame For The Tragedy Of Antigone?
    Creon, a man of extreme pride, caused the tragedy of Thebes with is many character flaws. His son Haemon advised him to become more compassionate. Teiresias the prophet advised him to change his pride-filled ways. Yet, through Creon's actions he crushed his family. Perhaps Antigone's tragedy man have been avoided if he headed their words of wisdom. Creon has many character flaws that led to the tragic end of the play. One of the many flaws Creon exhibits is a paranoia that people around him are...
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  • Describe how you would want your audience to respond during the final scenes of Antigone
    Describe how you would want the audience to respond in the final scene (beginning from Eurydice’s entrance) The final scene of Antigone is where the tragedy of the situation is revealed; Creon, in simply doing what he thinks his right, has angered the Gods to the point where Antigone has died, Haemon has killed himself in fury with him, and Eurydice has also committed suicide upon hearing this news. The audience should feel sorrow; they should feel pity for Eurydice, as she hears the news. And...
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  • The Power of Women & The Folly of Men
     The Power of Women, & the Folly of Men Antigone vs. She Stoops to Conquer How can two plays, Antigone and She Stoops to Conquer, be compared when there are more than two thousand years between conceptions? The male and female leads of both Antigone and She Stoops to Conquer are comparable in that the women, Antigone and Miss Hardcastle, have the power to control their own fate, while the men, Creon and Charles...
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  • Comparing Jack & Creon - 751 Words
    Leadership: “the ability to lead and exert authority.” In the play ‘Antigone’ by Sophocles, and in the novel ‘Lord of the Flies’ by William Golding, leadership is largely portrayed by the main characters. Creon, the powerfully built King of Thebes, is compared to Jack, the strong-willed school boy who is stuck on an island. When comparing the roles of both Creon and Jack, there are many similarities and differences that arise ultimately coming to the conclusion that Creon is the worse leader....
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  • Antigone Essay - 506 Words
    Antigone Essay Haemon’s Actions In the play Antigone by Sophocles, every character has its position and they demonstrate it through their actions. Haemon is Creon’s son, he is engaged to Antigone at the beginning of the story. He is a strong character that doesn’t cause many problems but stands for what he believes in. Some might argue he is naive but he actually just stands for what he thinks is right. He tries to reason with his dad, threatens in order to get his way, and actually does as...
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  • A letter written to Anigone from Ismene trying to talk her out of burying their brother
    Dear Antigone, I write to you because I am concerned about your intention to bury Polynices. When you came to me and requested that I assist you in this criminal endeavor I was flabbergasted that you would even think to defy King Creon. In my opinion it is a foolhardy idea. I understand why you may feel compelled to give our brother a proper burial. I loved Polynices as much as you; however, if you continue with this imprudent plan you will surely face dire consequences. Creon has strictly...
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  • "Mortal Law Verses Divine Law"-- In the play Antigone, there is a clear conflict between the written law made by the king, and the higher law, dictated by the religious beliefs of the time.
    Mortal Law Verses Divine Law Laws were just as important to ancient societies as they are today, keeping an essential balance between interacting individuals. Without them, members of a society would be able to treat their fellow citizens in any way they wished, even if for purely personal gain. Some of these laws were made by the leader or leaders of the society. These were accepted as being for the common good. Other laws were developed within the society, things deemed "socially acceptable."...
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  • The Power of Pride - 784 Words
    The Power of Pride In Antigone, pride was an action despised by society and the gods of Greek mythology. Those who were over-prideful were often punished by the gods and were condemned to suffering. Pride is both a positive and a negative trait. Pride can be negative if it is arrogant or self-centered. Pride is not evil if it is controlled. People need to be happy with themselves and proud of their achievements. Pride is also a trait that asserts courage and bravery. The story of Antigone...
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  • Why Creon is the tragic figure in Antigone
    In the play Antigone, Creon is the tragic figure because he has many character flaws which lead to his downfall and consequential remorse. Creon is the king in this play, and has control over laws and people. This constant power brings out all of the worst and most dangerous characteristics in Creon. He affects many people, both verbally and physically and makes a lasting on impact on the city of Thebes. When the story begins, Creon has issued a law forbidding the proper burial of a...
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  • Sophocles: Antigone the Famous Play in Ancient Greek
    In the famous play Antigone, by the ancient Greek writer Sophocles, many values of the culture in Thebes is portrayed through Antigone’s actions and experiences. In Antigone’s quest to bury her brother, she is alienated from society due to her uncle Creon - who also happens to be the king of Thebes. Creon, who is unwilling to let a woman get the better of him, refuses to let his responsibility to his family overpower his responsibility to the state. Although Creon is reluctant to believe that...
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  • 'Antigone is an admirable character.' How far do you agree with this statement?
    'Antigone is a thoroughly admirable character.' How far do you agree with this statement? Throughout the play, Antigone is presented as an audacious and unorthodox female character, whose actions depict her independence and confidence. She dismisses the rules which she believes are false, and honourably battles against her uncle's rule to bring justice to her slaughtered brother; her original intentions suggest how important family relationships are to her. However, Antigone's reckless...
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  • Antigone Essay - 268 Words
    Antigone Throughout the play, Antigone, both Creon and Antigone suffer from tragic flaws which eventually lead to their downfall. Creon and Antigone cannot control their excessive pride so they eventually pay for their hubris. Antigone’s tragic flaw is her uncompromising, unyielding passion for burying Polynieces. Her Hubris gets the best of her, as does Creon’s, and is due to be bured alive. Antigone’s arrogance and excessive pride eventually led to her downfall, but her arrogance towards...
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  • Antigone - 19 - 822 Words
    Antigone There comes a time where pride can cause a person to go against what they consider right; In the play Antigone by Sophocles demonstrates how someone having too much or too little pride can be the downfall of themselves or what the effects it can have on a person are. Although pride is something that we all possess, we must pick the right time to display it for everyone to see. Throughout the play, Antigone continues to demonstrate a strong sense of pride to her own family...
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  • MLK vs. Antigone - 745 Words
    I didn't say yes. I can say no to anything I say vile, and I don't have to count the cost. But because you said yes, all that you can do, for all your crown and your trappings, and your guards—all that your can do is to have me killed. The political heroism in Antigone's resistance is her refusal of state power. Antigone says no to all she finds vile, and in this sense she is more powerful than the ruler beholden to his throne. Despite all his trappings of power, Creon finds himself...
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  • Antigone - Views and Values Essay
    Antigone: Views and Values Essay In Sophocles’ ‘Antigone’, set in the city of Argos in Ancient Greece, Antigone lives through the momentous providence from defying law for the sake of her family. Through Creon, who rules as a tyrannical misogynist, Sophocles symbolizes the concepts of autocracy and the solidity of fate which is inevitable and the prime religion of the Ancient Greeks and gods would have no plod in it. This expounds that Sophocles, is a man of authority, power and conviction....
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  • Conscience vs. Society - 626 Words
    Conscience vs. Society Conscience and society are often in conflict with one another. Your culture and the people around you may be telling you to do one thing, while in your heart; you feel that a different way is the way to go. This is exactly what happens in Sophocles’ play Antigone. Ismene, Haimon, and Creon all have a difficult time choosing between following what their conscience is saying and what society thinks, which leads to conflict between the characters. Ismene faces this...
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  • Song Representation - 1129 Words
    Song Representation of Antigone The song I chose to represent Creon is Pray by Sunny Hill. The song pray fits Creon because in several lines of lyrics fit regret and guilt of what Creon had done. A couple of the lines from the song related to Creon asking for Tiresias help but then not liking the answer, for example "Someone told me to pray to dream, that it will come true no matter what it is. Tell me everything- look at me and tell me, tell me to please stop." Inside Creon knew Tiresias was...
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  • Sophocles' Antigone: Situational Irony in Scene Three
    Timed Write Rewrite Prompt 3: What is the most important word, sentence or quote from this text and why? In an argument between King Creon and his son Haimon, the author reveals that with power, pride and refusal of corrections start to develop. In the Greek play Antigone, Sophocles creates a story about an arrogant, power-hungry king. In doing so, he reveals the consequences of being a dictator, rather than being a noble ruler —an issue that can be found in many countries since many...
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  • Hannah Arendt Essay - 3244 Words
    This essay shall be discussing Hannah Arendt’s notions on violence, the implements of it, the relationship between violence and the state, how the meaning of violence is inherent in the text through certain use of language and how violence is specifically evoked through the language of the characters in the play, for example in Antigone, the use of the chorus, the messenger to report the violence to Creon, and the words spoken by Creon and Antigone throughout the play. The essay shall also be...
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  • Antigone: Catharsis Analysis - 1142 Words
     Sympathy for Others As stated by Sophocles in Antigone, "Numberless are the world's wonders, but none More wonderful than man" (Ode 1 1-2). Landscapes like the grand canyon, the wide expanse of oceans, weather, tall mountains are all magnificent features, but none as great as Man. Man is the only thing in this world, that has free will to think about anything or do anything whenever they want to. If one wants to dance, he or she is free to do so, if one wants to sing he or she can do so....
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  • Film Adaptation of Antigone - 628 Words
    The film adaptation of Sophocles' Antigone portrays the text substantially well in several ways. The filmmaker's interpretation encourages the audience to be discerning as their perception of the Greek tragedy is enhanced. The play becomes profound and reverberant because of the many interesting elements of production. These include musical score, set design, and the strategic costuming – all of which advocates an improved comprehension of Antigone. The musical score proficiently provides...
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  • Guilt and Punishment - 307 Words
    Guilt and Punishment Creon’s actions and judgment in the play Antigone were questionable, but I don’t think he deserved the punishment he received at the conclusion of the play. My philosophy of life probably influenced my decision because I believe that everyone deserves a second chance. Creon was arrogant and did not listen to anyone’s advice, including Tiresias, a prophet who has never told him a lie. However, in the end he realized what had happened and accepted his fate. Creon was...
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  • Antigone - 9 - 946 Words
    Thebian play of Antigone has excited many debates over the years. The most prevalent being who exactly could be characterized as the tragic hero in the story. The argument that Antigone is the hero is deffinatly a strong one. There are many critics who believe that Creon, however, is the true protagonist of the play. In order to determine whether or not Creon is the tragic hero one must first examine what a tragic hero is. Aristotle states that a hero is neither purely innocent nor purely...
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  • Antigone Argumentative Essay 5
    Ale Hawkins Mr. Isley Honors English II October 15, 2014 Creon’s spiral to a tragic hero in Antigone In Sophocles play, Antigone, the two main characters Antigone and Creon both had their fair share of suffering. But which of these characters had the short end of the stick? The answer lies plainly in the text, its Creon. Creon suffered the most in the play because he lost his family and the people of his kingdom all because of his hubris, paranoia, and stubbornness. Creon had a big ego, he...
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  • How the Choices of the Characters Affected Each Other
    In everyday life, the outcome of your day can be altered by the simplest or most complicating choices. Antigone's decision to bury her brother, Creon's choice to sentence Antigone to death, and again Antigone's choice to end her life were important decisions that other characters based their conclusions around. The choices of the characters in Antigone change the outcome of the play and the lives or choices of other characters.

    The famous "first" decision of Antigone was to bury her...
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  • Antigone Response to Literature Essay
    Word Count: 256 Response to Literature Essay Antigone is a tragedy by Sophocles in which a generous act is punished by King Creon. Haimon, Creon’s son, plays an important character in the story. In scene three, lines 55-94, Haimon uses his persuasive skills in talking to his father King Creon. He blatantly expresses about his opinion towards him, Antigone, and what he thinks Creon should do. He does this effectively using the rhetorical device of Pathos. Throughout the story, Haimon is...
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  • Creon, the Tragic Hero
    Alex Hamilton Mrs. Wolf AP Lit. 6 December 2012 Creon, the True Tragic Hero Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero is one who is in power or associated with power. They have a hamartia, or flaw, that will ultimately cause their own downfall. Many would use this and claim that Antigone is the tragic hero of the self-named play, but one character has a much more grand fall from the heavens after he losses both wife and son to Antigone (isn’t exactly their main reason, but Antigone’s...
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  • Antigone (Full Play) - 9222 Words
    ANTIGONE by Sophocles (c. 496-406 B.C.) translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald ANTIGONE by Sophocles Characters Antigone, daughter of Oedipus Ismene, daughter of Oedipus Eurydice, wife of Creon Creon, King of Thebes Haimon, son of Creon Teiresias, A blind seer Sentry Messenger Priest (Choragos) Chorus Scene: Before the palace of Creon, King of Thebes. A central double door, and two lateral doors. A platform extends the length of the façade, and from this platform...
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  • King Creon a Narcissis - 1021 Words
    Is King Creon a Narcissist? Did King Creon suffer from narcissism? A narcissist is usually vain and arrogant, they believe they are smarter then everyone else and do not like to be challenged. A narcissist has an inflated sense of self-importance. Creon exhibits a lot of these characteristic through most of the play. After Creon nephews have perished and Creon is the next of kin, his head seems to swell with the power of the throne. He indicates that and whoever places a friend /above the...
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  • Creon the Tragic Figure - 599 Words
    Creon the Tragic Figure Throughout the play Antigone, Creon is portrayed as the king of discipline and pride. Creon’s pride is what makes him the tragic figure of Antigone. Though Antigone takes her life as the result of her sentence from Creon, it is not her pride that defines her fate but her unwillingness to accept her fate. Creon, King of Thebes, suffers his fate of pride. Not by his own demise, but his denial of Antigones brother Polynices burial; this caused catastrophic events in...
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  • Antigone Structure - 877 Words
    ANTIGONE PROLOGUE (1-116): Antigone, resolute and determined, proposes to Ismene that they flout the decree of Creon and bury the body of Ploynices, even at the cost of death. Ismene is afraid to join her and tries to disuade Antigone from her purpose, urging the weakness of women ant the necessity of obedience to the state. Antigone, in a burst of furious anger, scorns her advice. PARADOS (117-79): The Chorus of Theban Elders hails the defeat of the Argive army and the lifting of the siege of...
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  • Antigone's Innocence - 129 Words
    Naman Gulati--9H Honors Literature—Ms. Antal November 10, 2014 Creon analysis In Sophocles’ play, Antigone, Antigone’ punishment, by Creon, is deemed irrational by Haemon. Haemon says, “Father, the Gods plant reason in mankind of all the good gifts the highest…You speak not rightly of this,” (Sophocles 26). Haemon thinks that death is undeserved. He thinks that it is illogical to punish her to death just for burying her brother. Although Haemon says his opinion in a formal, and mature, diction,...
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  • Thematic Essay About Belief Systems
    Intizor. Wise person once started " All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong and repairs the evil.The only crime is pride. " This lens means that "All men make mistakes but a good man admits his mistakes and has to overcome his pride." This lens can be proven true, because in the story of Antigone by Sophcoles and the story "Everyday Use" by Alice Walter , they are both agreed with the critical lens statement and they both have the person...
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  • Creon: A Bad Leader
    ! Creon: A Bad Leader Being a good leader means that someone is humble, thoughtful and unselfish. Creon is a rather weak man who has been placed into a position of authority and is incapable of handling the position well. He is a self-conceited man who is also very narrow minded. Creon who only thinks of himself, not the good of the people, causes him to lose many dear family members. And he doesn't like to be wrong or to be told that he is wrong. He is stubborn and doesn't want to...
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  • downfall of king creon - 1141 Words
    Joshua Nicholas Professor Graham English 1301 September 27, 2013 The downfall of King Creon. Being able to be a leader at some points in your life is important. The definition of leadership to me is being a good role model and being able to take control of people, in a good way. For example, you could be a group leader of a school assignment. You will need to look over your peers and tell them what they must do to complete their part. Just because you are a leader that does not...
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  • A Reasonable Voice - 687 Words
    A Reasonable Voice In Sophocles’ Antigone, Haemon, a secondary character, proves to be a more significant piece of the play than expected. Although he is believed to be unimportant and useless, his role has a great influence on the outcome of the play. Most importantly, in desperate times he provides reasonable solutions to Creon’s unreasonable actions. In the end, Haemon is proven to be right. Therefore, contrary to what he appears, Haemon’s true nature is to be the voice of reason....
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  • Student - 377 Words
    “How was your understanding of cultural and contextual considerations of the work developed through the interactive oral?” During the discussion, we touched upon the diverse political and analytical roles the chorus plays in this scene and how Creon supposedly acts in favor of the state by not according Polynices a proper burial. The chorus has a dialogue, which serves as a direct comment on the action of the play bringing to the scene the political scenario of the society and the...
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  • Antigone's Domino Effect - 472 Words
    Nicolas Figuly Dianne Boone English II Pre-AP 4 December 2012 Antigone’s Domino Effect Antigone, daughter of Oedipus, is the carries the burden of Haemon’s, Eurydice’s, and her own death. The agony commenced when Antigone disobeyed the law which said to not bury Polyneices. Antigone is to be blamed because it starts when she buried a loved one, her brother. Antigone, deliberately disobeying the law placed by the king himself, Creon, buried her brother Polyneices. Antigone acted on...
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  • Pride in Antigone - 663 Words
    Swallow Your Pride He rushed to the vault to free Antigone of the imprisonment he placed upon her himself, little did Creon know, it was too late. With a swing of the door, death looked upon his face. There lay Antigone, sulking in her own bereavement, she hung herself. To Creon’s dismay, he was forced to come to the reality that he let his own selfish egotism destroy not only his life, but the lives of many others. Even with warning, this man still went on with his nose in the air doubting...
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  • Antigone (Creon as the Tragic - 452 Words
    Creon as the Tragic Hero In "Antigone" written by Sophocles, Creon is the tragic hero. Creon is the tragic hero because of his error in judgement, stubborn way of ruling Thebes, his change, and all the tragedy brought on by his actions. Although Creon changed only when a messenger told him there would be a tragic ending because of all his actions, he did try to correct what he had done. Creon ordered that Polyneices' body be left out to be eaten by vultures andwhile dogs because...
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  • The Tragic Hero of Antigone - 450 Words
    The Tragic Hero of Antigone Aristotle had several criteria for determining whether or not a character is a tragic hero. The most notable four are nobility, a flaw, a reversal of fortune, and the realization that the reversal of fortune was brought upon the hero by his or her own actions. In the play Antigone, the character Creon matches these criteria better than any other character, which makes him the true tragic hero of this Greek tragedy. Creon’s nobility is self-explanatory. He is of...
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  • Suicide Theme in Hamlet - 1009 Words
    Christian Arias Professor Jared Fowler English 102 28 September 2012 Antigone: Importance of being woman with tough character Antigone by Sophocles .Creon: The King of Thebes, a very strong person and a supporter of civic law who knew his position and power after becoming a king. Creon had too much power and wealth that he would command anything without getting questions back from his servants. Back in the days only men would become a king and no women had the rights to have such...
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  • ARISTOTLE’S CHARACTERISTICS OF A TRAGIC HERO (INE)
    ARISTOTLE’S CHARACTERISTICS OF A TRAGIC HERO (INE) 1. The tragic hero(ine) must be highly renowned and prosperous a. Oedipus, Son of King of Thebes, King of Thebes, “Adopted” son of King of Crones b. Antigone, son of Oedipus c. Prometheus, Titan 2. The tragic hero(ine) must not be a perfectly good man or woman brought from a high status to low. This would merely be a shock; there must be justification for the fall. a. Oedipus, killed the King of Thebes. b. Antigone, buried her dishonored...
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  • Antigone: the Tragedy - 573 Words
    Antigone: The Tragedy Antigone is a Greek play that is part of Ancient Greek literature, and it is still important for our society, in the twenty-first century. According to George Steiner, this play develops five main conflicts throughout it: confrontations between men and women, difference in age between characters, conflicts between the individual and society, the living and the death, and religious beliefs. In the play, Sophocles develops these conflicts in different ways, with the purpose...
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  • Antigone Modern Contextulasation - 2204 Words
    Contextualisation of Antigone. Original Setting Antigone is set originally in Ancient Greece in Thebes, The play is about the Princess Antigone rebelling against her Uncle, King Creon of Thebes, after he states that her brother Polyneices, who rebelled against his country, will not be buried after his death in war. Her other brother, Eteoclese is going to be buried with full military honours. Antigone, finding this unfair, asks her sister Ismene to assist her in burying their brother, who...
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  • Antigone: Prologue and Parados - 873 Words
    ENG 9 HONORS MINICOZZI ANTIGONE SEPT ANTIGONE ENRICHMENT HW QUESTIONS [pic] PROLOGUE AND PARADOS VOCAB: |Decree | |Gouge |...
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  • The Only Crime Is Pride
    “The only crime is pride” is a true statement. Multitudes of people take much pride in numerous things some being: their job, family, political views, hometowns even in their favorite sports team. In the play Antigone by Sophocles, the protagonist, Antigone, wants to give her brother Polynecies the same honorable burial given to her other brother Eteocles. Creon, The ruler of Thebes, makes it very obvious to all the citizens that they are not to attempt to bury his nephew or they will be stoned...
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  • Similarities Between Creon and Antigone
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