Essays Tagged: "Polynices"

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' burial. Antigone d ...

(5 pages) 112 0 3.9 Nov/1996

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

'Antigone' by Jean Anouilh - "Analyse Anouilh's use of variety dramatic devices in his presentation of Antigone in the scenes leading up to her arrest"

onflict, the story of the play is revealed over the dispute about the burial of Antigone's brother, Polynices, in which King Creon's views are that of a political nature opposed to Antigone's religiou ... had been buried, otherwise they would remain eternally on Earth. It is Creon's contrasting views on Polynices' welfare that makes the play so intriguing. The chorus in the up-dated version of "Antigo ...

(11 pages) 68 0 4.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Antigone

(3 pages) 55 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors

Antigone

ines areutilized by Sophocles as a suspenseful introduction to Creon's ordersconcerning the body of Polynices. The chorus's next appearance blatantlyshows their biased attitudes against Antigo ... and hisunwavering decisions concerning the law which was placed upon the cityregarding the body of Polynices: "When he weaves in the laws of the land,and the justice of the gods that binds his oaths ...

(3 pages) 39 0 3.9 Nov/2004

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

"Antigone"

takes on masculine traits in her defiance of Creon. She shows a defiance of Creon's laws in burying Polynices and as a direct verbal assault on Creon himself. "But for it Creon deemed me guilty of err ...

(3 pages) 50 0 5.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Antigone

(3 pages) 441 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Antigone

reon sends Antigone to be murdered because she violates the state's law against burying her brother Polynices, God's justice proves to be much more powerful at the conclusion of the play.To understand ... heart (her religion) to bury her brother or to pledge allegiance to her king (the State) and leave Polynices for the animals. According to another well-respected Greek writer--- Plato, "To obey the l ...

(4 pages) 16 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Antigone

(3 pages) 696 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Antigone

pposite. The primary conflict arises when Creon declares that no one be allowed to bury the body of Polynices, one of Antigone's brothers who was slain in battle. Antigone, who cares for her brother v ... o be disobeyed. Therefore, a conflict arises. Antigone believes that Creon's law is wrong, and that Polynices, although a traitor to the city of Thebes, should be buried. She finds it immoral of Creon ...

(5 pages) 12 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Antigone

(3 pages) 9 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Antigone Plot Analysis

ets us in on incidents 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 e ... 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, and unburied, this was done to pr ...

(1 pages) 6 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Antigone 3

cing deeds. Creon will not be remembered because he did not allow Antigone to bury her dead brother Polynices, and decides to execute Antigone for trying. Antigone's legacy will live on because she ha ... legacy will live on because she has the courage to defy Creon, and chooses to sacrifice herself for Polynices' honor.First, Creon is a tyrant. His rule will not be remembered for many reasons, one bei ...

(3 pages) 11 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Antigone Has Adhd

eractivity Disorder, (AD/HD) After talking to Ismene and being informed that burying their brother, Polynices, is unlawful, Antigone acts like a brut, and still, arrogantly, buries him. What right doe ...

(4 pages) 953 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Antigone

en by the vultures and maggots to be seen by everyone. She knew that the penalty for trying to bury Polynices, her brother, was death. She went ahead and buried him anyway. When caught by soldiers, sh ...

(1 pages) 7 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Antigone

he probably should not have given such a terrible death to Antigone and a death without a burial to Polynices. Unfortunately, though, it was too late to change his mind because when he came to bury Po ... one very wrong decision. This all could have been avoided if Creon had let a burial take place for Polynices. It almost sounds disgusting, just letting a body rot without a burial. If he understood h ...

(3 pages) 769 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Antigone as a Tragedy

ter of Oedipus, Antigone already has a curse upon her family when she sets out to bury her brother, Polynices, against the wishes of Kreon, her uncle and king. In response, he condemns her to be burie ...

(4 pages) 24 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

A Hero's Tragedy About the tragic hero of "Antigone" "Antigone" is a play by Sophocles

queen of Thebes, distinguishing her as royalty. “They had four children, the sons Eteocles and Polynices and daughters Antigone and Ismene (vi).” Antigone is of high social class, allowing h ... es; however, there have been many burdens placed on Antigone and her family. Oedipus was exiled and Polynices became a traitor to Thebes. When Haemon and Creon are talking about the crime that Antigon ...

(3 pages) 20 1 5.0 Dec/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature