Essays Tagged: "Eteocles"

Antigone

Antigone, in Greek legend, was the daughter of Oedipus. When her brothers Eteocles and Polynices killed one another, Creon, king of Thebes, forbade the rebel Polynices' buria ...

(5 pages) 112 0 3.9 Nov/1996

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

The Personality Traits of Antigone

In the story of Antigone, Oedipus has already died, his two sons: Polyneices and Eteocles are left to contend the throne of the city of Thebes. In the contention for the throne, the ... leaving Creon to be King. With this power, Creon declares that, Polyneices be left unburied, while Eteocles be given a burial with full military honors. To make matters worse, anyone that were to ack ... e based on her belief that her brother Polyneices be given a proper burial as was her other brother Eteocles. There are so many consequences that will follow her actions but Antigone is only looking t ...

(5 pages) 149 1 4.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Opinion of Antigony, by Sophocles. talks about what I liked about the story and why.

ng, Kreon. Kreon is one of my two favorite characters because he is strong willed and believes that Eteocles was a patriot and deserved a greater amount of respect for serving his people. I also belie ...

(2 pages) 34 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

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

t fact, this results in Jacasta hanging herself, and Oedipus blinding himself. Their two twin sons, Eteocles and Polynices agree to rule in alternate years, but Eteocles refused to relinquish his rule ... killing each other. Also, evil is a common factor in this play. If it were not for the evil within Eteocles, then the brothers would not have slayed one another. Furthermore, when Creon gains royal p ...

(5 pages) 81 0 3.3 Dec/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Oedipus and Antigone.

d marrying his mother, but fate cannot be altered. Oedipus fathers Antigone, Ismene, Polynices, and Eteocles with his mother Jocasta unknowingly, after killing his father. After Oedipus is exiled, Ant ... lling his father. After Oedipus is exiled, Antigone and Ismene have a terrible fate to follow. When Eteocles and Polynices kill each other in battle, only Eteocles is allowed a proper burial, while Po ...

(4 pages) 72 2 2.3 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Creon, the Tragic Hero of Antigone.

es just for the sake of being mean, he did it because he believed that Polynecies was a traitor and Eteocles was loyal. A citation from the play said by Creon to explain how he is noble would be, "Pol ...

(2 pages) 61 0 3.4 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Antigone: Summary and Themes of Tragedy.

r into exile but returned to Thebes after his death. Oedipus left the throne of Thebes to his sons, Eteocles and Polynices, Antigone's brothers. The two came into conflict over who should rule, and af ... s led the expedition of the Seven Against Thebes to unseat his brother. In the course of the siege, Eteocles and Polynices killed each other. The new king, Creon, gave Eteocles an honorable burial but ...

(1 pages) 56 0 4.0 Oct/2003

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

This essay proves that Creon is a tragic hero in Antigone.

n's tragic flaw is that he is too stubborn and lets his honor get in the way of his decisions. When Eteocles and Polyneices killed each other, Creon gave Eteocles a full military burial and decreed th ...

(2 pages) 34 0 2.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Oedipus at Colonus - Summary and analysis of Section 1

him away."XIsmene, Oedipus's second daughter, comes to meet her father and bears him the news that Eteocles, the younger son of Oedipus, has overthrown Polynices, his elder son."XThe oracle had predi ...

(1 pages) 36 0 3.9 Dec/2003

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

Creon Tragic Hero Essay about "Antigone," by Sophocles. Discusses why Creon IS a tragic hero in the book "Antigone".

f Oedipus, who was the king of Thebes. He becomes ruler of Thebes after the s of Oedipus' two sons, Eteocles and Polynices in the recent civil war. In his speech to the people assuring the citizens th ...

(4 pages) 85 1 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Divine Right of Antigone. Essay about Sophocles' Antigone;. Discusses why Antigone's choice in disobeying Creon was just and right.

er, Oedipus' actions brought a plague upon Thebes, Oedipus blinded himself, Jocasta hanged herself, Eteocles and Polynices killed each other, Antigone is tried for treason, and finally, Antigone hange ... er, Antigone is tried for treason, and finally, Antigone hanged herself. In Antigone, Polynices and Eteocles have both died prior to the opening of the play, and, in fact, killed each other. At the ve ...

(4 pages) 174 1 3.8 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Exploration notes on : Plots and Sub-Plots of "Antigone".

The play opens in semi-darkness (the sun has not yet risen). Last night the sons of Oedipus, Eteocles and Polyneices killed each other - one defending, one leading the attack on the city of The ... igone and Ismene are discovered oustside the palace, where Antigone tells Ismene the news that only Eteocles is to be buried properly. Polyneices is to be left out on the battlefield as food for the c ...

(5 pages) 45 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Was Antigone a Strong Woman or a Brat??

is planning to defy Creon’s order and bury Polynices, her brother who died in a battle against Eteocles, for power in Thebes. Ismene tries to dissuade Antigone from her act of rebellion. I person ...

(2 pages) 18 0 4.4 Mar/2007

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

Antigone

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 Eteocles a funeral becau ...

(3 pages) 697 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Antigone

ove with one another. She was the daughter of Oedipus and Iocasta. She has several siblings: Iseme, Eteocles, and Polyneices. She can be characterized as daring, determined, strong- willed and caring. ...

(3 pages) 6 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Civil Disobedience

brothers have killed each other in a war between Thebes and Argos. Their names were Polyneices and Eteocles. King Creon had ordered that one was to be buried with full military honors and Antigone th ... th the law she is still going to give her brother a proper burial. The brother that was honored was Eteocles, and Antigone thinks that this is wrong and both brothers should be honored. She also think ...

(2 pages) 28 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Use Of Power In Antigone

through the power he uses.In the beginning of the story Creon had become King after Polynieces and Eteocles have killed each other in battle. He had then decreed that Polynieces, who fought against h ...

(1 pages) 1709 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Antigone Plot Analysis

ncidents in the play, yet to occur. It also tells us as about Oedipus' other children Polynices and Eteocles who fought in a death infested land to end up taking each others lives. The exposition tell ... Creon, (and his all powerful rule) and what he supposes as examples of right and wrong burying only Eteocles body, leaving the body of Polynices for the ravenous birds to feast on. Unwept, in ignominy ...

(1 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Untitled

which ultimately caused the death of Haimon's mother, Eurydice in due time.Antigone's two brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, have both died in a battle with each other. "Polyneices led an attack on th ... lyneices led an attack on the city, which was defended by force this under Antigone's other brother Eteocles." Polyneices is considered to be a complete traitor, for he was fighting against the state, ...

(2 pages) 454 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Socrates sides with creon or a

s place in Thebes where Antigone's uncle Creon is the temporary king until Antigone's twin brothers Eteocles and Polyneices grow to an age where they can take over the thrown. when they became of age ... throw. Polyneices thought that he would be king because he was the first born, but when Creon chose Eteocles to take the thrown. Polyneices was outraged and left Thebes and went to the neighboring cit ...

(5 pages) 25 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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