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    Antigone

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    two versions of Antigone that set the pieces apart with just slight alterations. Both Sophocles and Anouilh begin their plotlines at approximately the same point in time, just after the Theban civil war ends with the death of the city's two kings, Polynices and Eteocles, but the tones set in the beginning of the two pieces are wildly contrasting. In the modern take on Antigone, written by Anouilh, the audience is introduced to the world of Thebes by a prologue that goes beyond setting up the background

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    state law vs moral law

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    laws and the effects of those actions turn out to be a little bit rough. She acts against the state by pursuing to bury her brother even though she was clearly advised not to. Antigone refuses to listen because she “won’t be caught betraying him [Polynices]” in the eyes of the gods (Sophocles 288). Antigone followed through with her actions, ready to face the consequences. This shows that she is passionate in her beliefs. Later in the play we hear the awful news from the messe...

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    The True Tragic Hero of Antigone

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    choosing between man-made law and divine law. However; Creon has an ugly side as well. He is merciless against people who disobey his laws. In the beginning of Antigone he shows his evil side by demanding that the Sentry find the person who buried Polynices, who he had decreed no one was allowed to give burial rights to. Upon my oath, I swear,/Zeus is my god above: either you find/the perpetrator of his burial /And bring him here into my sight, or death-/ No, not your mere death shall pay the reckoning

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    Importance Of Antigone

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    These acts can be both a boon and a bane to society, and initially Creon, the King of Thebes, considered what Antigone did was dangerous to the city. In Antigone, the eponymous character spreaded dirt over Polynices’ body, effectively burying him, which went against the rule that Creon made. Antigone had done this in order to follow the law of the gods rather than the laws of man, as was the tradition. A modern parallel to Antigone 's actions can be seen in

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    The play Antigone is usually thought of as either the tragedy of Creon or the tragedy of Antigone, but it is just as much the tragedy of Antigone's sister Ismene. In the play, Antigone and Creon hold on to two different ideals, Antigone to the ideal of sororal duty and holy rights, while Creon holds on to the rules of his kingdom, dominated by the laws of men and of reason. Ismene is obsessed by her role as a woman, choosing to ignore her feelings of obligation towards her family, and remaining completely

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    two brothers. Despite all she remains proud of it and would die to honour her brother who possesses it. Before her death she refers to herself as the “Last daughter of your royal house” as she doesn’t consider Ismene who shied away from duty to Polynices to have the royal blood. Antigone dies easily for only in death can she rejoin her family and escape her cursed life. Similarly in A Doll’s House Nora’s children truly love her, It is mentioned many times them wanting to see her and how they enjoy

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    weakness because he puts them above his family. You see Creon likes to make sure everyone listens to him, but does not want to listen when others have anything to say. He shows weakness by being arrogant and close-minded. In the story Creon kills Polynices and says that anyone who buries or moves the body shall be sentenced to death. Out of all the people in the city who buried the body, it was Antigone, Oedipus daughter. One thing Creon shows at this point is another one of his strengths, his will

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    Antigone

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    life, Antigone is in fact the one that has won Haemon over. Antigone, written by the Athenian Sophocles, is about a woman named Antigone who lives in a city named Thebes. The play’s plot is based on her attempt to successfully bury her brother Polynices whom perished in a battle with his brother that also assumed the role of king of Thebes. Both brothers lost their lives and the kingship was taken by Creon. Unfortunately, in the attempt to bury her brother, Antigone is caught by a sentry and taken

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    Antigone And Creon Essay

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    In the case of the Sophoclean tragedy Antigone, the consanguineous obligations of Antigone and the populist duties of Creon are highly intertwined with the concepts of justice and morality. From Hammurabi’s Code to Hitler’s totalitarianism, justice has evolved and molded to society throughout history. Usually, where justice is found, moral struggle resides. At this point, it is crucial to clarify the difference between the two above terms. Justice regards matters of governance and the rights of the

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    Antigone Plot

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    the law, decides to obey the law. Antigone, furious at Ismene, exits the scene, seeking to fix what she believes is wrong. Parodos: The Chorus informs the audience of the battle that occurred in the previous scene. The army of Polynices swarmed on the city, but Polynices was forced to flee before he could damage the city. The day before, the Argive Army attacked Thebes and was driven back. Choragos, the Chorus's leader, explains that "the wild eagle screaming," Polyneices, led the attack on his

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