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At one point, one of the brothers, Eteocles, did not give the throne back to the other, Polynices, and instead, banished Polynices. In reality he is being an effective, albeit harsh, ruler. I need more Greek tragedy in my reading diet.
He only sees his narrow-minded sense of justice, and ignores the effects it will have on his loved ones. Hopefully I will find some classic authors, from across the ages, that I may not have come across had I not bought this collection.
After Oedipus dies, his two sons inherit the throne, taking turns ruling. It is easy to brand Creon a tyrant, though to do so overlooks the reasoning behind his actions. Comments are expected to adhere to our standards and to be respectful and constructive. He tells Creon what will happen if he persists down his current path, and after much resistance, Creon finally relents his folly.
It is the hardest of lessons to learn. There let her pray to the one god she worships: This is where the story starts. Tragedy has already struck, death has already struck: And still you had the gall to break this law? There is no longer a discernible sense of right or wrong, only a thin line of morality that separates a tyrant from a man of justice.
Or she may learn at last, better late than never, what a waste of breath it is to worship Death. The only crime is pride. Written by Sophocles in Ancient Greece, Antigone is the third story in a trilogy about her father, Oedipus.
So what do we learn from this? Nor did I think your edict had such force that you, a mere mortal, could override the gods. The laws of man are not always right. And his conviction only gets worse; he refuses to hear what his son and the city the chorus think about the situation.
Greek tragedy was didactical in purpose; it was used as a learning tool, a means of imparting wisdom to the audience. But I implore you to look further into the play, and consider the full role of Creon. She buries the body and fa Antigone is a real heroine; she stands up for what she believes in.
The Express does not allow anonymous comments, and the Express requires a valid email address. I will take her down some wild, desolate path never trod by men, and wall her up alive in a rocky vault, and set out short rations, just the measure piety demands to keep the entire city free of defilement.
Something Creon simply cannot perceive. It is also a book that you are required to read your sophomore year, and it is time for the class of to read it. She buries the body and faces the consequences of the crime.
To overlook him is to overlook the point of the work: The blood has already been shed. As with all books that are required, the class of is going more in-depth with Antigone than if someone had just picked up the book. To his mind, he is morally right, a man of good character and a king of honour.
When his niece breaks his law, he has no choice but to punish her as he would any man. Thus, Sophocles presents a beautifully conflicted situation. Is this not the most dangerous of leaders? If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.Antigone was originally produced in Paris inwhen France was an occupied nation and part of Hitler's Europe.
The play depicts an authoritarian regime and the play's central character, the young Antigone, mirrored the predicament of the French people in the grips of tyranny/5. If you are a sophomore, junior, or a senior, then you will remember reading Antigone, a book about a sister who feels that her disgraced brother deserves a burial, so she breaks the rules of Thebes to bury him.
It is also a book that you are required to read your sophomore year, and it. Antigone Books was one of the first feminist book stores in the nation, and I'm thrilled that it's still going strong.
Their book collection has been beautifully curated to represent women and minorities (both authors and characters).4/4(67). Authorʼs Note: Antigone is above all a story told to an audience. My primary goal in this adaptation was to tell that story with clarity, immediacy and.
Test your knowledge of Anthem with our quizzes and study questions, or go further with essays on the context and background and links to the best resources around the web. Context Full Book Quiz. ANSWER KEY SHORT ANSWER STUDY GUIDE QUESTIONS - Antigone Prologue and Parodos: 1.
How are Antigone and Ismene related? They are sisters, the daughters of Oedipus.Download