Essays Tagged: "proper burial"

Antigone vs Ismene by Sophocles

In the Greek tragedy "Antigone", by Sophocles; Antigone learns that KingCreon has refused to give a proper burial for the slain Polyneices, brother of Ismeneand Antigone. Infuriated by this injustice, ... tive to longevity. Although Antigone is foolish, she is alsocourageous and motivated by her morals. Proper burial of the dead was, according tothe Greeks, prerequisite for the souls entrance into a pe ...

(2 pages) 89 0 3.5 Apr/1996

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

Tragedy of Antigone

her. Then the reader learns that one of the brothers, Polynices, has been left out to die without a proper burial. At this time the reader begins to feel pity for the two sisters. They have lost their ...

(2 pages) 93 0 3.7 Jul/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies


eon. It opens up by Antigone speaking to Ismene. Antigone wants to giver her brother, Polyneices, a proper burial even if this means she will be violating the decree of the king. Ismene reminds Antigo ... le her to do so.Antigone feels that the role of women might be limited, but by giving her brother a proper burial, she is taking a stand. "I shall be a criminal - but a religious one, " states Antigon ...

(8 pages) 302 3 4.2 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

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

erving his people. I also believe that he should have given his other nephew, Polyneices at least a proper burial just because it was his family.Despite their differences, Kreon was being harsh and sh ... s. If it had been my brother, I would have done anything in my power to make sure that he is buried properly. She tries to convince her sister Ismene that it is the right thing to do. Antigone is prob ...

(2 pages) 34 0 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The concept of Parrhesia in Antigone, by Sophocles.

isk by defying Creon, the king of Thebes. She buries her brother whom Creon ruled would be denied a proper burial and left to dwell in the underworld as punishment for treason. Antigone believes that ... underworld as punishment for treason. Antigone believes that it is only just to give her brother a proper burial to pay due respect. Antigone and Creon are unrelenting in their beliefs; their hubris ...

(8 pages) 65 1 4.4 Dec/2002

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

Oedipus and Antigone.

e fate to follow. When Eteocles and Polynices kill each other in battle, only Eteocles is allowed a proper burial, while Polynices cannot be buried under the new King Creon's law. Antigone goes agains ... s of the gods over mortals. He has tempted the fates with his pride in choosing to deny Polynices a proper burial and must face the consequences of his actions. "Wisdom is by far the greatest part of ...

(4 pages) 72 2 2.3 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Sophocles: "Antigone"- The differences between Creon and Antigone.

his nephew Polyneices was to prove that he would not allow a traitor to be honored by being given a proper burial. His niece, Antigone, refuses to tolerate his order, and buries her brother, Creon's n ...

(3 pages) 140 0 3.0 Jun/2003

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

Creon, the Tragic Hero of Antigone.

igone because he is a noble character. He is noble because he didn't make the law of forbidding the proper burial of Polynecies just for the sake of being mean, he did it because he believed that Poly ...

(2 pages) 61 0 3.4 Oct/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Antigone. Summary of the Greek play Antigone and why its titled after her

chain reactions that occur in the play. All Antigone wants to do is give her brother, Polynices, a proper burial. But King Creon says that burying Polynices was illegal and punishable with death. He ... buried Polynices, he sentenced her to death. Creon was so convinced that a traitor must not have a proper burial that nothing would change his mind. His pride would not let him see reason, that all A ...

(1 pages) 90 0 3.9 Dec/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Antigone - the role of Death and Love in Antigone

hand in Greek tragedies. Antigone loves her brother so much that she risks her life to give him the proper burial he deserves. When Haimon discovers his love, Antigone, dead he becomes so overwrought ... tigone and Ismene are arguing about their brother. Antigone desperately wants to give her brother a proper burial, "But as for me, I will bury the brother I love."But Ismene is too scared to go along ...

(2 pages) 64 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A letter written to Anigone from Ismene trying to talk her out of burying their brother

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 y ... n that opportunity because of him.My last reason for trying to talk you out of giving our brother a proper burial is not an altruistic one. Antigone, I do not know what I would do if anything were to ...

(1 pages) 19 0 4.0 Mar/2004

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

The Real Courage-Comparison between the central characters in "Roger Malvin's Burial" and "A Good Man is Hard to Find"

e, is haunted by a looming sense of guilt from the knowledge that he did not come back to provide a proper burial for his father-in-law, who he left wounded in feeble from war in the darkness of the w ... Misfit gives this as his reason for showing no respect toward the law. If the law did not treat him properly, then why should he treat the law any directly? Although this appears as an easy out for th ...

(10 pages) 84 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

How do the protagonists in the plays Antigone and A Doll's House achieve self-determination in their respective plays? (A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen and Antigone, Jean Anouilh)

se seem bizarre and reckless.Antigone is prepared to die for her belief that her brother deserves a proper burial. Ordinarily, this would seem bizarre, to want to end one's life for the sake of a reli ...

(6 pages) 122 0 3.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

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

ports the Gods and the laws of heaven. Her view is set by her belief that if someone is not given a proper burial, then that person would not be accepted into heaven. Antigone was a very religious per ... fensive to the Gods. In Antigone's eyes, Creon betrayed the laws of the Gods by not allowing her to properly bury her brother, Polynices. She believed that the burial was a sacred ritual, and Creon di ...

(3 pages) 132 0 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Personal Response Essay to Chapter One of "Talking God" by Tony Hillerman

erry works contains thousands of Native American bones of his ancestors that were dug up from their proper burial ground. When he demands to have them returned to their correct home, Ms. Perry states ...

(2 pages) 30 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay about the theme of Independence in Antigone

"(pg 492, line 31) She wants independence form the law. The law says she mustn't give her brother a proper burial, but Antigone believes that her brother deserves the burial. Antigone basically does w ...

(3 pages) 37 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Antigone-Greek play (moral responsibility)

r about their brothers' deaths. She then mentions to Ismene that Polyneices is unburied and needs a proper burial and also that King Kreon has forbidden anyone to bury the body. Antigone suggests to I ... yone to bury the body. Antigone suggests to Ismene that they go and give their brother Polyneices a proper burial and Ismene wanted no part in it because it is illegal and it will break the law. Antig ...

(2 pages) 31 0 4.6 Sep/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

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.

the play "Antigone" by Sophocles, Antigone wishes to provide her fallen brother, Polyneices, with a proper burial after he is denied by the king, Creon, for opposing Creon's force during a war. Howeve ... ing in what one believes in and finishing the deed is what drives Antigone into giving Polyneices a proper burial. During the war, Polyneices opposed King Creon and died in battle. For this reason, Cr ...

(3 pages) 39 0 4.3 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Universal Themes in "Antigone"

are blood related. Antigone deeply loves her brother and can't bear the thought of him not having a proper burial. She knows that burying him is strictly against Creon's orders, and is well aware of t ... on's orders, and is well aware of the consequences. Not able to live with her brother not getting a proper burial, and knowing the gods were on her side, she buries him. Haemon shows loyalty towards h ...

(2 pages) 25 0 0.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

The Strengths and weaknesses of Antigone In "Antigone" by Sophocles.

at she wants and does whatever she has to in order to get it. She wants to honor her brother with a proper burial and also please the Gods, which means she has her values set in order (Family and Reli ...

(2 pages) 46 0 3.0 Nov/2005

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