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    SUBJECT Antigone is a play about a woman who disobeyed the King's order to not bury her brother. The play was written by the famous Greek tragedian, Sophocles, in 441 B.C. The story took place in the city of Thebes and the time period is not mentioned. The main characters introduced in the play are of Antigone, Ismene, Creon, and Haemon. The primary focus was centered on Antigone and the consequences she faces after breaking the King's orders. In the beginning, the author introduced Antigone and her

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    great consequences such as persecution, abuse, exile and even death. Antigone deals with this turmoil because she tries to perform the noble act of loyalty to her brother, Polyneices, as well as her loyalty to her family. Polyneices was slain by his own brother, Eteocles, in a battle where both were killed by each other’s sword. King Creon sentenced Polyneices to be left dead and Eteocles to be given an honorable burial. Antigone is faced with the decision to let her brother, Polyneices, lay dead

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    the bad person or the tragic flawed. In Antigones' play she becomes the tragic flawed, only because she was going against her own will and disobeying the kings' command. Antigone is not a tragic flawed, she's a good person with a heart and only wants the best for her brother. Instead of being the tragic flawed she is more of a tragic hero. The only thing she wanted to do and caused her own death was wanting to burry her brother. Antigone had two brothers Etocles and Polynieces, they

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    Antigone, a play written by Sophocles, became a classic due to its timeless subject matter. In this play, the Greek dramatist reflected mainly on civil disobedience. Antigone believes in individual rights over state rights. Creon, however, strongly believes in putting state over religion. The play not only revolves on these two political and religious issues, but it also deals with the battle of the sexes. The play is about a strong-willed woman, Antigone, defying the laws of a proud king, Creon

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    to conform or even abide by rules will always face consequences. Sophocles play “Antigonê” teaches us that when standing your ground, prepare for the consequences and always stay loyal to what you believe in. Antigon is an audacious woman who lives in Thebes, the city of ancient Greece. During these times women were to stay home and were considered inferior to men. Ancient greek women were to listen to men. Antigone wasn't docile like the other greek woman of that era, like her sister Ismene(pg 727

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    PRIDE KILLS Based on the Greek play, Antigone. By Sophocles. If you have no pride than life is not worth living, but too much of a good thing will kill you. Excessive pride, also known as hubris, is often used in tragedies like Antigone. Most often, this will lead to a change in fortune due to this tragic flaw. This can be portrayed through the characters Antigone and Creon. It is important to take into consideration of the fact that pride is like a dark evil in this play. Not only is it evil

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    God established eternal unwritten law; its existence is not limited to today and yesterday but permanent. And no one knows what time it appeared. We all knew this from Antigone. We don’t have to deny the human cost as a democracy and justice. It is a huge consumption. Typically, this cost caused injustice obviously. Firstly, Antigone adhered to bury her brother's corpse, follow the blood ethical belief that the relatives of the deceased must be buried, and must not be exposed corpse wilderness. Creon

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    Antigone When reading anything it is usually to the benefit of the reader if the author leaves the ending of the story at the end. So when I started to read Antigone and figured out right away that she would die I wondered what purpose it served to read the rest of the play. Had I not finished the play, however, I would not have ever known how Antigone was to die. Nor would I have know if Ismene would also die or if Polyneices would ever get a proper burial. Needless to say I finished the play

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    react differently than seeing them on TV. The violent scenes in Antigone are much like crimes that occur everyday. For example, a gang related crime can be compared to one of the many deaths in Antigone. The public views these crimes as normal. Most often violence in the news is ignored or called normal. If more people witnessed violence then maybe more actions would be taken to stop it from happening. I think the violence told in Antigone was very low-key compared to the things we see today on the news

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    Antigone Essay In any story or piece of literature, there will always be the main characters to fill the pages with incessant adventure. The characters whose names appear on almost every page and the characters whose actions the story revolves around. However, a story will also always have its minor characters. These are the characters that contribute heavily to the plot, yet aren't mentioned quite as often and are underestimated regarding their importance in the story. In the Greek masterpiece