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    well as others around her. After the death of her two brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, Creon becomes the new ruler of Thebes. With this, he grants Eteocles an honorable funeral service for his brave fighting. Claiming that Polynices was a traitor, he shows complete refusal to grant Polynices a respectable and worthy service. Clearly disagreeing with Creon’s inexcusable demands, Antigone declares she will bury Polynices herself so that his soul can be at peace. Entirely aware of the consequences

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    it I will conclude this paper by stating what Sophocles left us to think about. Antigone by Sophocles is a story that continues where Oedipus leaves. Antigone tells Ismene that she needs help in burying Polynices, with full honor even though Creon had stated that anyone attempting to bury Polynices should be publicly stoned to death. After Ismene’s refusal to help bury ... ... middle of paper ... ...s a sign of him losing his power; she invokes divine law as defense of her actions, but implicit

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    Antigone– Characterization This essay will illustrate the types of characters depicted in Sophocles’ tragic drama, Antigone, whether static or dynamic, flat or round, and whether portrayed through the showing or telling technique. Martin Heidegger in “The Ode on Man in Sophocles’ Antigone” explains, in a rather involved theory,  the destruction of Creon’s character: The conflict between the overwhelming presence of the essent as a whole and man’s violent being-there creates the

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    Imagine two friends, one burns down your house and the other tries to put the fire out. You would be happy with the one that tried to put it out? That is premise in the play Antigone written by Sophocles. The two nephews of Creon, Eteocles and Polyneices alternate the throne of Thebes. But one year Eteocles refuses to step down and Polyneices is infuriated. Polyneices and six foreign princes march on Thebes, but are unable to conquer it. Both brothers end up dead in a duel leading Creon to become

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    Susan B. Anthony once said, “The true republic: men, their rights and nothing more; women, their rights and nothing less.” In the plays Antigone, by Sophocles, and A Doll’s House, by Henrik Ibsen, strong women overcome restrictions and limitations placed upon them by their society and gender. In Antigone, Antigone chooses to defy Creon, her ruler, uncle, and a male authority figure, to support what she believes is right, which is burying her brother and respecting the gods. Though it was forbidden

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    Is Antigone Crazy?

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    Insanity--there’s a fine line between it and sanity itself. But how do we find out when we’ve crossed that line, and what do we classify as insanity? It is said, in Sophocles’ play Antigone, that Antigone is crazy. Looking deeper into her character helps determine how insane she may very well be. Antigone is a strong woman. She does what she believes shall be done, whether or not it, in the sense of the law, is wrong. She proves her strength and determination when saying, “‘And even if I die in

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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

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    There are many conflicts that occur in Antigone by Sophocles. Many of these conflicts are man versus man and man versus self. There is one main conflict, which is man versus government, that leads to the several other conflicts that occur in the play. The overarching conflict forces many of the main characters to make decisions that test their strength, loyalty, piety, and integrity. The overarching conflict that will mold the rest of the plot occurs when Antigone is in conflict with Creon. This

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    tradition-braking character of Antigone clearly clashed with the overpowering patriarchal dominance of Creon. This collision between characters gives rise to the conflict between the sexes in Sophocles' Antigone. The denial of burial to Polynices strikes directly at her family loyalty. This enormous sense of loyalty leads to her simultaneous violation and observance to the duty of women of the time. It is precisely this loyalty that makes her an active rather than a static figure

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    What does it mean to live the “good life”? The topic has been debated for thousands of years as people from all walks of life hold different values higher in accordance with their morals. People reflect their views of what they believe to be good through there culture, art, and lifestyle. Variations of how people perceive what it means to live the “good life” are even present within people of the same culture. Two renowned men from Attica, the area of land encompassing the ancient Greek city-state

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