Essays Tagged: "Antigone (Sophocles)"

Antigone by Sophocles

supportEnglishStubbornness could be a virtue, but many times it could be a fatal flaw. In the play Antigone by Sophocles, the heroine displays her obstinacy which ultimately results in death for her. ... s her obstinacy which ultimately results in death for her. At the opening of the tragedy, Creon and Antigone are in conflict. Antigone's two brothers have died in a war over the control of the state, ...

(3 pages) 178 0 3.8 Feb/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Antigone vs Ismene by Sophocles

The personalities of the two sisters; Antigone and Ismene, are as different fromone another as tempered steel is from a ball of cotton. On ... d steel is from a ball of cotton. One is hard and resistant; theother: pliable, absorbing and soft. Antigone would have been a strong, successful90's type woman with her liberated and strong attitude ... trong attitude towards her femininity, whileIsmene seems to be a more dependent 1950's style woman. Antigone acts as a freespirit, a defiant individual, while Ismene is content to recognize her own li ...

(2 pages) 89 0 3.5 Apr/1996

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

Antigone or Creon the protagonist in "Antigone", written by Sophocles

AntigoneCritics have traditionally divided over the question of whether Antigone or Creon is the pro ... raditionally divided over the question of whether Antigone or Creon is the protagonist in the play, Antigone, by Sophocles. The answer lies in ones interpretation of the play. Is it a play about a wom ... by the sins of her father,r is it a play about a king who holds himself more powerful than the gods?Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus. Oedipus, once the king of Thebes, unwittingly killed his father ...

(4 pages) 260 0 3.7 Jun/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Tragedy of Antigone

Tragedy of AntigoneThe play "Antigone" by Sophocles displays many qualities that make it a great tragedy. A tra ... a morally significant struggle ending in ruin or profound disappointment. In creating his tragedy "Antigone", Sophocles uses many techniques to create the feelings of fear and pity in his readers. Th ... for a play to be considered a tragedy it must achieve the purgation of fear and pity. In the play "Antigone", Sophocles does a great job of bringing out these two emotions in a reader. At the beginni ...

(2 pages) 93 0 3.7 Jul/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Antigone: Creon a main character, and his tragic downfall. His steps in making himself have a tragic downfall

Creon's tragic DownfallCreon is the tragic hero of the play, Antigone, by Sophocles, and suffers the greatest downfall. It all begins when he maes his public ann ... outraged and orders the sentry to find him and turn him over at once. The sentry watches as he sees Antigone come out to bury her brother's body for a second time. He catches her and she is presented ... her to death. She tells him her reasons for her actions, but they are completely ignored by Creon. Antigone is going to be taken toa vault and left to die.Creon, being stubborn, won't even listen to ...

(2 pages) 37 0 3.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

"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.

al laws often conflicted with each other and created conflicts in society, as described by the play Antigone by Sophocles. In this play, there is a clear conflict between the written law made by the k ... her actions indicates that she feels no guilt or remorse about what she has done. Creon interprets Antigone's attitude to mean she is equivalently traitorous to her brother and that she should share ...

(4 pages) 88 0 3.8 Apr/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Oedipus and Antigone.

s one really and if not, does one have the power to change fate? In the plays, Oedipus the King and Antigone, by Sophocles, Oedipus, king of Thebs, tries to avoid his fate of killing his father and ma ... his fate of killing his father and marrying his mother, but fate cannot be altered. Oedipus fathers Antigone, Ismene, Polynices, and Eteocles with his mother Jocasta unknowingly, after killing his fat ...

(4 pages) 72 2 2.3 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Antigone, A Tragic Hero In Literature.

Antigone A Tragic Hero In LiteratureIn the short ancient Greek play entitled, Antigone by Sophocles ... example of a "tragic hero" in literature, which is exceptionally well incorporated into Sophocles' Antigone. Upon reading this play I personally perceived Antigone to produce all of the characteristi ... Antigone to produce all of the characteristics of a tragic hero.First off, it is very obvious that Antigone is a highly respected character as the play title is bearing her name. She would seem to fi ...

(3 pages) 142 1 4.1 Sep/2003

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

Does one obey his/her religious beliefs when they are in conflict with the laws of the state?

I believe that in the play, "Antigone" by Sophocles that one does not obey his or her religious beliefs when they are in conflict ... should obey the laws set forth by him, even if other beliefs in their moral or religious state. But Antigone on the other hand, who is a citizen of this society, believes that the laws of the gods sho ... he has every right, and that is why no one can obey their religious beliefs over the state of law. Antigone stated: "For I had lost a son, or lost a husband, never would I have ventured such an act a ...

(4 pages) 41 0 3.0 Jan/2004

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

Conflicting values in antigone

Conflicting Values in AntigoneIn the play "Antigone" by Sophocles, Creon and Antigone have distinct and conflicting values ... should obey the laws set forth by him, even if other beliefs, moral or religious, state otherwise. Antigone, on the other hand, holds the beliefs of the gods in high reverence. She feels that the law ... ermore, if anyone is caught burying him they will be killed for disobeying his order. Polyneices is Antigone's brother. He is being punished because he attacked Thebes and betrayed Creon and the peopl ...

(3 pages) 51 0 3.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Behing The Mind Of Antigone

Behind The Mind of AntigoneIn Antigone by Sophocles, two characters go to the extreme in standing behind their beliefs. ... ng behind their beliefs. Unfortunately going to the extreme can lead to costly and tragic mistakes. Antigone discovers this first hand when fate takes its ultimate toll. Antigone, like many people, ha ... e, and push her towards certain doom. However, only two of her traits are major factors in deciding Antigone's fate. Her loyalty and respect for others, though normally admirable, are her main charact ...

(3 pages) 30 0 3.9 Apr/2004

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

Antigone: Beliefs, Opinions, and Moral Views. This essay is about the moral dilemmas between Antigone and Creon.

Antigone and Creon, from "Antigone" by Sophocles, encounter a philosophical war based on their moral ... views. A conflict arose when the principles that backed up their actions disagreed with each other. Antigone's side of the conflict held a gods' law is the way approach, as opposed to the "I am king" ... am king" approach Creon chose to follow. The variation in the beliefs, opinions, and moral views of Antigone and Creon were constantly disputed through out the play. Antigone felt that Creon wa ...

(3 pages) 132 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Antigone By, Sophocles. This is a literary analysis of the book. "What drives Antigone is the love for her brother. Despite the penalties, she went ahead and buried Polyneices.

Antigone: Literary AnalysisLove can play a big part in life, and sometimes love can penetrate the mi ... te the mind so deeply that one is willing to sacrifice one's self for their loved one. In the play "Antigone" by Sophocles, Antigone wishes to provide her fallen brother, Polyneices, with a proper bur ... Creon put up against the burial of Polyneices, she buried her brother under cover. Another conflict Antigone encounters is her very own sister trying to talk her out of the plan. Despite conflicts and ...

(3 pages) 39 0 4.3 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Essay on Antigone's role on the play

"Antigone" by Sophocles is a play that has three major themes to it. All these three themes play an e ... themes are portrayed by the two main characters the in the play, Creon King of Thebes and his niece Antigone. However, these two characters are miles apart and have distinct and conflicting values. Je ... background of this play is very important because fate is what leads us the point where Creon kills Antigone. It all starts off when Oedipus son of Thebes kills his father; King of Thebes without know ...

(5 pages) 47 0 0.0 Nov/2006

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

Was Antigone a Strong Woman or a Brat??

In the play "Antigone" by Sophocles, Antigone is the protagonist. As the play’s protagonist, she demonstrate ... for ours too.Traditionally, women at her time were characterized as weak and subordinate, just like Antigone’s sister Ismene. At the beginning of the play Antigone tells Ismene that she is planni ... s, her brother who died in a battle against Eteocles, for power in Thebes. Ismene tries to dissuade Antigone from her act of rebellion. I personally see Ismene as Antigone’s foil in this play.Ant ...

(2 pages) 18 0 4.4 Mar/2007

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

The Tragic Hero Of Antigone

The play Antigone by Sophocles is a classic Greek tragedy in every aspect but one. One question remains, who ... eakness, error in judgment, or circumstances beyond their control, brings about their own downfall. Antigone is widely thought of as the tragic hero of the play which has her name, but the character t ... he tragic hero of the play which has her name, but the character that best fits this description in Antigone is Creon.The first component of being a tragic hero, is of being of high birth. This is eas ...

(4 pages) 1016 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Antigone â€"Individual Conscience Vs. Laws Of The State

In the play Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone chooses to abide by the laws of the Gods rather than the precepts of ... Antigone chooses to abide by the laws of the Gods rather than the precepts of the mortals. Although Antigone's actions were rash and often disputable, she does the right thing by deciding to follow he ... eads to many unfortunate consequences. Although she is faced with death, imprisonment, and suicide, Antigone is not regretful. Her decision is not only conscientious and virtuous but it also respects ...

(2 pages) 1842 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Really Good Antigone Creon Tragic Hero Essay

In the tragic play "Antigone"� by Sophocles there has commonly been a controversy as to who is the "tragic hero"& ... reek society, he will not let anything come between him and his rule. This includes family and when Antigone breaks the rule he has made, he doesn't show his embarrassment, only his anger that she sho ... re no "breaks"� for the people who upset his rule. As a result of the punishment of death to Antigone for her crime, she kills herself first. This happens to disturb the life of Creon's son, Ha ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Antigone

ANTIGONE In the play Antigone by Sophocles, the two characters, Antigone and Creon, the kin ... d and it's their close-minded attitudes that caused such tragic events.In the beginning of the play Antigone is a closed minded character who later becomes open-minded and Creon's closed mindedness co ... that this is the way it will be and he is convinced it is the right way to rule. After the death of Antigone's two brother, Eteocles and Polyneices, Creon becomes the new ruler of Thebes. Creon gives ...

(3 pages) 697 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

George Eliot

this quote qualifies and could be supported through the actions of Stalin who killed many and “Antigone” by Sophocles which shows actions that was necessary and morally correct which were al ... ion yourself. Stalin felt by allowing the threats to exist would be like the end of the day for him.Antigone by Sophocles shows a struggle between the moral/civil rights vs state rights experienced by ...

(2 pages) 325 0 3.0 Jan/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers