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  • Jean Anouilh

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    Modern French dramatist, Jean Anouilh, is a great tragic playwright of the twentieth century. His best known work is Antigone, a modern version of Sophocles' tragedy. Anouilh's Antigone also provides a commentary on the Nazi occupation of France. In rewriting the myth in modern times, Anouilh revives the issue of free will under the power of the state. Sophocles' tragedy is set in Greece, but Anouilh wishes to indicate the timeless, universal nature of this conflict of human law versus divine law

  • Analysis of Antigone by Sophodes and Jean Anouilh

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    major role in both the creation and the interpretation of literary works, as it dictates how the author and the audience relate the entities within the literary work with those in reality. Two versions of Antigone, each written by Sophocles and Jean Anouilh, exemplify the influence of context on the literary works; although both depict Antigone’s struggle to bury her brother Polynices against Creon’s edict, each version revolves around slightly different topics and is perceived differently. Sophocles’

  • The Knight Of Faith In Antigone, By Jean Anouilh

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    faith will relinquish his ethical duty for his religious duty, a course of action that demands blind faith. The tragic hero will surrender his personal duty for his ethical duty, an undertaking that we can all truly understand. Antigone, by Jean Anouilh, is a tragedy in which each of the main characters, Antigone and Creon, take actions similar to those of a knight of faith or tragic hero. Antigone is a member of the royal family, who ends being sentenced to death because she believes that her brother’s

  • Wave Watcher by Craig Alan Johnson and the play Antigone by Jean Anouilh

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    at times is very selfish and immature, and one day decides she wants to die, and therefore commits a series of “crimes” in order to be punished with the death sentence. In the novel Wave Watcher by Craig Alan Johnson and the play Antigone by Jean Anouilh, Louie and Antigone die for totally remote causes, but their deaths result in the consequences. In the play, Antigone, one of the main characters, dies for selfish reasons. In the play, Antigone dies because she wants to die, contrary to Louie, who

  • Theme Of Loyalty In Antigone

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    around her. She does not think how her mistakes affect the rest of her family. For example in the Sophocles account Ismene does not want to lose her last family member. “Now we two left; and what will be the end of us” (Sophocles, 128). In the Anouilh version when Creon finds out that it was Antigone who buried her brother, he was willing to do all in his power to make sure that no one knew that it was she. He was prepared to kill the guards that were assigned to watch over the graves and the

  • Comparing Sophocles' Antigone and Jean Anouilh's Antigone

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    Both Sophocles and Jean Anouilh use the simple story-line of a girl defying her uncle and king in the face of death to reflect upon the events and attitudes of their days. Sophocles' Antigone models the classical pattern of tragedy by incorporating key elements such as a tragic hero with a fatal flaw and the Man-God-Society triangle. Creon is the tragic hero who disturbs the natural harmony of Thebes by denying Polyneices a funeral. Antigone is the catalyst who forces him to reckon with the consequences

  • Antigone

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    what happed when Anouilh rewrote Sophocles' classic. While both Sophocles and Anouilh told the story of Antigone, through subtle changes in the style of the drama, each author was able to produce a product that told a significantly different and intimate tale conducive to their personal or political situation at that time. Structure is one of the various components of the two versions of Antigone that set the pieces apart with just slight alterations. Both Sophocles and Anouilh begin their plotlines

  • Alternate Endings in Anouilh's Medea

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    Alternate Endings in Anouilh's Medea To what purpose does Jean Anouilh alter the central conflicts and characters in his retelling of "Medea"? In the classic play, Medea escapes without punishment and we are told as an audience it is not our place to question the motives and/or actions of the gods. Within the framework of modern, psychologically rendered characters and in the absence of supernatural meddling, Anouilh attempts not only to question the motives but to posit answers to the open

  • Obedience To Civil Law In Jean Anouilh's Antigone

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    Katherine Gallant Mrs. Principe ENG2DP-01 October 2017 TITLE????????!!!!!! Obedience to civil law is necessary to uphold order and peace. In the play, Antigone, by Jean Anouilh, Creon, the king of Thebes, states that anarchy is the greatest of evils and that good lives are made through discipline and lawfulness (Anouilh 42-47). Creon’s judgment and emphatic support of civil law makes him an inadequate leader because his actions in various situations lead to the untruthful messages to his people

  • Honor versus Friendship in Becket

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    he had supported Henry against the church previously.  Becket fled to France in exile before returning to Canterbury where Henry had four barons murder him.  It was a decision which Henry would regret and pay penance for the rest of his life.  As Anouilh (8) notes in his introduction, this drama remains above all a tale of two friends "...for this drama of friendship between two men, between king and his friend, his companion in pleasure and work (and this is what had gripped me about the story),