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    The Yang Family

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    This is the story of the brave women of the Yang Family who fought for the Northern Song Dynasty against the army of the King of Xixia. During this time, the General in charge of guarding the border, Marshal Yang Zongbao of the Yang Family, was killed when King Xixia invaded. Zongbao’s widowed One-hundred year old grandmother, She Taijun, hears this news while trying to plan his 50th birthday party and immediately goes to Emperor Renzong to demand to lead troops into battle. She convinces the Emperor

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    The conflict and theme of Divine Law v. Law of Man acts as a foundation for the plot of Antigone in which Sophocles builds upon by forming other conflicts around it. The most significant plot points revolve around the characters’ actions and beliefs surrounding the gods. We can initially see this clash in ideologies with Antigone and Ismene. Within the first conversation of the play, the audience quickly learns how Ismene is Antigone’s foil, resulting in contrastingly different views on the situation

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    Morality Overtime Overtime in the play Antigone by Sophocles the morals of the characters change over time, specifically Antigone and Creon. These two characters deal with issues that affect their values towards moral development. Lawrence Kohlberg was a psychologist that developed the Theory of Moral Development. The Theory of Moral Development was a six stage theory, that was based on the ways people follow social rules. This theory connects to the play Antigone by the characters ethics change

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    Mamelak 1 Aaron Mamelak Mrs. Connolly English 2 3 October 2014 Creon, A Tragic “Hero” “There are two kinds of pride, both good and bad. ‘Good pride’ represents our dignity and self-respect. ‘Bad pride’ is the deadly sin of superiority that reeks of conceit and arrogance”-John C. Maxwell, American author. In Antigone by Sophocles, Creon, the king of Thebes, typifies the tragic hero and Maxwell’s quote. Initially, he makes a huge error in judgment that eventually leads to his downfall. Also, his

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    Ever imagine dying and not receiving a proper burial? If it were true that there is an afterlife you would be very disappointed and humiliated. But not every city or country believes in afterlife. In ancient Greece they believed that a proper burial granted access to Hades, the name of both the underworld and its king. In Antigone, Sophocles argues that religion and law should join together to harmonize society, but in reality the text demonstrates that society would collapse if they are both joined

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    Wiz Khalifa once said, “Never make permanent decisions on temporary feelings.” Some students may believe that Antigone was the tragic hero in the story, but the real tragic hero is actually Creon for many reasons. Some describe a tragic hero by whether they are heroic or born into nobility, but in the story he is portrayed as the antagonist. In the novel, “Antigone” written by Sophocles, Creon becomes the tragic hero by forbidding the burial of Polyneices, imprisoning Antigone for his own good and

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    “Antigone,” is a wonderfully crafted play by Sophocles, which manifests various psychological aspects of humankind like anger, bravery, jealousy, ignorance, arrogance, deceit, and sacrifice to a greater degree. Out of the many characters that represent these human frailties, Antigone is portrayed as the strongest of all. Antigone, despite being a woman in the era, when the gender of women was considered below the status of men, shows great defiance against the cruelty of the reigning monarchy. People

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    Women In Antigone Essay

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    The treatment of women has been an issue for hundreds of years in all parts of the world. Some places in the world are worse than others, however no one place is free from discrimination. In the time of Sophocles, sexism towards women was accepted as the norm. Women were treated less of value than men, they were powerless and had a specific role assigned to them by their male dominated society. But in Antigone, Sophocles allows himself to express his view of how women should be equal to men. Through

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    making as he thinks that he is going to kill the two persons who have raised him when he hears the prophecy. Oedipus doesn’t want this to occur and sets off to live on his own so that he doesn’t hurt his parents, by death or incest. But all of this is set off by the fact that Jocasta wanted Oedipus dead. If shedidn’t his destiny would have been significantly altered as he would’ve possibly run away from his biological parents and prevent the oracles prophecy from coming true, or he still might have

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    Antigone Essay

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    In this Greek play, we learned about tragic heroes. As characters in the play conflict we find that the story and theme develops more. The character that contrasts the most with Creon is Antigone. We find that the major conflict in this play is that Antigone wishes to bury her brother, Polyneices, but Creon has decreed that anyone that buries him will be sentenced to death. As Antigone explains, “Anyone who acts against the order will be stoned to death before the city.” (Page 255 lines 43-44) They

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