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  • The Character of Antigone

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    The Character of Antigone Antigone, the character for which the play was named, is a very complex character. She seems to change directions all throughout the play and there is never one point in which you know exactly what she will do because she is just that unpredictable. This unpredictability also makes her seem very hypocritical because she will say something and then turn on a dime and say the complete opposite. Antigone’s character is very intriguing strictly due to the fact that she keeps

  • The Women Characters of Antigone

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    The Women Characters of Antigone Antigone by Sophocles is one of the most distinguished pieces of theatrical work that reflects upon Greek mythology and culture. Antigone has several themes and circumstantial settings that can be indirectly referred or related to in modern society. Sophocles uses various and strategically placed characters to present his play as well as his themes. The play mainly revolves around Antigone who acts alongside her elder sister, Ismene. Both are daughters of

  • Antigone Character Analysis

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    Antigone is a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles. Antigone finds out that her brothers Polyneices and Eteocles are dead after killing each other. Antigone decides to bury Polyneices and asks her sister Ismene to help her but she refuses. The Creon, the king of Thebes, refuses to bury Polyneices because of going against the state, while his brother is to be buried in honor because he fought for his state and did what he is supposed to do. So he orders for no one to bury Polyneices. Antigone buries

  • Character Sketch Of Antigone

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    Character Biography: Antigone Antigone is a very stubborn character who stands up for what she believes in. she has a strong personality and will not take nonsense from anyone. Her insistence on her desire beyond the limits of reason make her appear ugly and abject. She is particularly arrogant towards her sister (Ismene) who possesses feminine qualities, and is the object of all men’s desires. Antigone is very envious towards her sister, however she will never show nor admit it. This is because

  • The Characters of Antigone and Creon in Antigone by Sophocles

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    The Characters of Antigone and Creon in Antigone by Sophocles Antigone is story of divine retribution and human imperfectness. In this tragedy a powerful king, Creon is brought down by the Gods because of his contempt against their divine laws and true justice is shown to triumph at the end. Creon makes the mistake of putting his personal views over and above the divine laws and fails in the eyes of the Gods. He makes the mistake of testing the Gods' power and the remaining story is basically

  • Character Analysis Of Antigone

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    Analysis of Antigone Adejumoke Bankole Lone Star Community College   Analysis of Antigone The narrator of this drama is Sophocles. In this play, Antigone unravel almost totally in the series of one day, in one spot (the Palace), and in broadly undisturbed conversation and action. Nevertheless, allotting with act distribution, Antigone so relies on the powerful unification as apportion by the French classicists. The chorus structure the misfortune with a foreword and summation. In the foreword,

  • Antigone Character Analysis Essay

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    Sushma Karki P English 1302 October 10, 2017 Antigone “Antigone” is a great Greek tragedy by Sophocles. The story is about a young woman who has brother by breaking king’s decree, and now she is punished for obeying God’s law. In the classic model of dramatic structure, two characters move the action of the play from introduction to climax to resolution with their conflict. One of these characters is the protagonist, and the other is the antagonist. The protagonist is a “good guy” and the antagonist

  • The Character Of Ismene In Antigone By Sophocles

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    Ismene is a character in the play “Antigone”, written by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles. She is the daughter/sister of Oedipus. Her sister is known as Antigone, and she also had two brothers by the names of Polyneices and Eteocles. Ismene plays an important role in this particular play. Antigone pleads Ismene to help her bury their brother Polyneices, who has just been recently killed, but Ismene refuses to help her sister to stay out of trouble. Ismene fears that the king of Thebes, Creon

  • The Characters Of Antigone And King Creon

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    honor against Creon, who wants to make a statement about traitors. However, both Antigone and King Creon commit faults while trying to protect the things they love. Antigone should not have died for her beliefs as it puts her loved ones and community in danger, and Creon should not have forbidden the burial of Polyneices as it angers the Gods and causes him great suffering in the end. Antigone is a strong willed character who is not afraid to defend her beliefs. After learning that Creon has denied

  • Character Analysis Of Ismene In Antigone

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    In Antigone, by Sophocles, which centrals around themes such as bravery in the face of death, civil unrest, and unyielding dedication to divine justice, it is easy to understand why Ismene’s character is often called cowardly, docile, and indecisive. However, this view of her undercuts the most basic facet of her personality, the one which is absent in Antigone — a will to live. With this in mind, Ismene’s personality is far one-dimensional, as there are are certain traits she needed to embody in