Essays Tagged: "Antigone"


even thought it was a reagular glass I think it's great A+AntigoneThis play is a tragedy that was written several centuries ago by awell known man named Sopho ... 500 years ago, his plays have some similarity to todays society. Assome see it the conflict between Antigone and Creon is as representative of theconflict between conscience and authority.In this trag ... e Creon proud of having a son likeHaimon. After complimenting his father Haimon begged Creon to let Antigone gofree. Creon denied his request, because of Haimon's actions Creon said to him'You'll neve ...

(2 pages) 96 0 4.4 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature


Antigone, in Greek legend, was the daughter of Oedipus. When her brothers Eteocles and Polynices kil ... ocles and Polynices killed one another, Creon, king of Thebes, forbade the rebel Polynices' burial. Antigone disobeyed him, performed the rites, and was condemned to death for what she had done.Now th ... performed the rites, and was condemned to death for what she had done.Now the question arises, 'Did Antigone take proper action?'. Was it just to go against her Uncle Creon's wishes and go ahead and b ...

(5 pages) 112 0 3.9 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Modern Vs. Ancient

ally from the play Oedipus.The play The Effects of Gamma Rays on Man in The Moon Marigolds and both Antigone and Oedipus have used the same ideas and they both have very similar aspects to them. Altho ... ern plays also have morals in them, and many of those morals are similar. For example, the theme of Antigone and Oedipus was that we should listen to others, and we shouldn't think that we are always ...

(3 pages) 98 0 3.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The similarites in Antigone and Creon

The similarities between Creon and Antigone'Ah Creon! Is there no man left in the world-' TeirsesiasGreek theatre played a large role i ... e likeas a citizen or person. In a Greek trilogy written by Sophocles there are two maincharacters, Antigone and Creon. They are both strong willed and stubborn people. Bothbeing unwilling to change, ... bborn people. Bothbeing unwilling to change, they both seal each others fate. Creon is passionate. .Antigone is full of rage. They are both so similar they can not see eye to eye. Althoughthey may see ...

(5 pages) 162 0 3.9 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies


itgone. the focus is on the character traits of the main chatacters of the play, most especially of antigone and creon. it begins with a general introduction the greek theatre of the time (the fifth a ... then carries on to take a close look at the main characters and their strengths and weaknesses. the antigone is an especially powerful story because of the main female character which is an unusual fo ...

(10 pages) 198 1 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

This is a very well written paper on the Greek Theme of loyalty.

ime that include: hospitality, courage, opposition to tyranny, loyalty, and love. The Greek tragedy Antigone, along with the epic The Odyssey, all focus around the center of the ever-present theme of ... similar situation years ago, and that's why I hold this epic in such high regards.The Greek tragedy Antigone, written by Sophocles, also revolves around the theme of loyalty. Greek tragedies entertain ...

(5 pages) 128 1 4.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Changing Views of the Chorus in Antigone

The chorus, a group of common people who follow the actions of the playAntigone, waver in their support of either Antigone or Creon, depending on their actionsduring a par ... ent that they areextremely pro-Creon, but a short time later they seem to sway into the direction ofAntigone and support her actions. This incongruency about the them, however, was anextremely interes ... ng the body of Polynices.The chorus's next appearance blatantly shows their biased attitudes againstAntigone and her exiled father Oedipus. At this point they still sing praise for KingCreon and his u ...

(3 pages) 92 0 4.7 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Missing Dialogue in "Antigone" by Sophocles

The Missing Dialogue in AntigoneAfter reading Antigone, one might feel that there is lacking a dialogue between Antigone and ... but was not included by Sophocles; however, it is my belief that if a conversation occurred between Antigone and Haimon prior to their deaths, Sophocles would have made it a part of his drama. Since A ... to be exactly as Sophocles portrays it to us. This leaves the reader to determine the importance of Antigone and Haimon not speaking together alone before their deaths. When we look at the nature of t ...

(4 pages) 71 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Vision of Christ and Teiresias

ely parallel concepts of light and darkness found within the Gospel of John and in Sophocles' drama Antigone. The Gospel of John focuses on the profound meaning of the life of Jesus, whom he saw as th ... ife of Jesus, whom he saw as the manifestation of God's Word (logos). Teiresias, of Sophocles' play Antigone, is a blind prophet whose lack of vision does not prevent him from recognizing the truth. T ...

(5 pages) 46 0 4.5 Dec/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Creon's Defense to Oedipus's Accusations and Their Relevance to the Ambivalence Nature of the Kingship

veal much about the nature of the kingship, especially in conjunction with Creon's later actions in Antigone.In attempting to refute Oedipus's assertion that Creon has taken part in a conspiracy to ob ... upport of the assertion that the kingship changes one's character, one could point to the events of Antigone and Creon's striking change in character in the play. In Oedipus the King, Creon reveals hi ...

(5 pages) 58 0 3.4 Oct/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The Role of Foreshadowing in Oedipus the King

ther way. Whether it be the witches of MacBeth, the ramblings of Tiresias in Oedipus: The King, and Antigone, or whether it is the unrealized foreshadowing by Figaro in `The Marriage of Figaro', fores ...

(5 pages) 147 0 4.0 Sep/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

This is a creative writing letter to King Creon persuading him against the death of his daughter Antigone.

Dear King Creon,As you are well aware of the fact that your daughter Antigone has gone against your ruling and buried Polyneices, and that you have condemned her to deat ... ondemned her to death. I am writing this letter to strongly urge against the death of your daughter.Antigone is your daughter, and Polyneices is your son. Although Polyneices has killed your son Etocl ... you should do to both of them. In other words, you should honor both of them. As for your daughter Antigone, she is your own family. Does family really come after your kingship? All she was trying to ...

(1 pages) 52 0 4.7 May/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Antigone: Sisters

ne of self-exploration and discovery; the other's of continual oppression and hardships. Ismene and Antigone are the troubled sisters whose decisions take them on different courses, but these same cho ... ses, but these same choices also brought them together. Even though their actions show differently, Antigone and Ismene's morals and philosophies show that they are true sisters at heart.Antigone show ...

(3 pages) 59 0 3.5 Jul/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Supporting Characters Added Story Depth

y and directly affect the main character's course of actions or the plot sequence. Sophocles's play Antigone, is greatly enriched by its supporting cast, specifically by the sentry and Ismene. The pla ... enriched by its supporting cast, specifically by the sentry and Ismene. The play's main characters, Antigone and Creon, are critical to the plot; however, what adds depth to the play in many ways are ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Oedipus the king, all about how the events of Oedipus the King prove that God's will overcomes men.

rs, bringing news to people and carrying Oedipus away as a baby, and also the daughters of Oedipus, Antigone and Ishene. Oedipus, trying to escape his fate, sets off a chain of events that lead back t ...

(4 pages) 174 0 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Antigone, a play written by Sophocles in the 5th century B.C. Antigone somehow shows how good people can do evil things based on Creon

Antigone in a sense is about the evil that good people do.Antigone, a play written by Sophocles in t ... eaten by the animals. As for Polynices, he shall receive all the proper burial rituals. This makes Antigone very mad, as they are both her brothers, and she believes they both should be buried. Altho ... tant to him that he is even willing to go against everyone else's belief and view points especially Antigone, his nephew. "But though she be my niece, or closer still than all our family, she shall no ...

(5 pages) 81 0 3.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Wisdom is the Key. Creon's pride is the ultimate downfall for him. Y/N? From "Sophocles. The Theban Plays"

nds to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely" (Lord Acton). Sophocles, author of the novel Antigone, displays acts of power corruption and explores the idea of a individual risking their life ... ions causes corruption, the unwillingness to compromise leads to destruction, a new hero is form.In Antigone, King Creon is the most powerful man in Thebes. He makes the laws and punishes the ones who ...

(3 pages) 49 0 3.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The concept of Parrhesia in Antigone, by Sophocles.

In literature, as in life, justice is in the eye of the beholder. Sophocles' classic tragedy Antigone illustrates this through the story of a woman and a man who stand up for what they believe ... illustrates this through the story of a woman and a man who stand up for what they believe is just. Antigone takes a risk by defying Creon, the king of Thebes. She buries her brother whom Creon ruled ...

(8 pages) 65 1 4.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Antogone written by Sophecles Ismene argues that it is hopeless to embark on a hopeless task. Antigone is furious.

Ismene argues that it is hopeless to embark on a hopeless task. Antigone is furious.Antigone is furious that her uncle Creon has given funeral honours to one of her ... other. Creon has made the decision to leave Polynices unburied, unwept, and a feast for the birds. Antigone feels Creon has defied her and her sister and feels he has no right to keep her from her ow ... for it, she will die an honourable death. She'll be happy to lie beside her brother whom she loves. Antigone belives they have only little time to please the living but all eternity to please the dead ...

(2 pages) 42 0 4.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The lone star: Antigone The role that gender plays in the play Antigone

The play Antigone is full of rage, power, and lust. This play shows how one's ego can impair one's judgement. ... ong. Being a woman makes a woman weaker because they are fluently labelled as being just "women."In Antigone, the role played by gender in shaping the conflict between Antigone and Creon is quite sign ... is quite significant. This conflict involves two individuals who are very stubborn and headstrong. Antigone believes that nobody takes her seriously because she is just a woman. It is to her understa ...

(2 pages) 145 0 3.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama