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  • Reverence In Antigone

    Reverence for the Gods in Antigone Religion has been important to people for a long time, and people show respect for their gods in many ways. In ancient Greece, gods were considered to be very important. Gods played a major role in ancient Greek art and literature, such as Antigone, a tragedy written by Sophocles. In Antigone, Antigone buries her brother Polyneices, breaking Creon’s laws and following the laws of the gods. Creon sends Antigone to the woods to die, where she kills herself. When Creon’s son, Haimon found out that his fiancé killed herself, he killed himself, then his mother, Eurydice killed herself as well. When he wished to be with his family, the gods would not Creon die. Reverence for the gods is shown in Antigone by Creon being punished by the gods for punishing Antigone, Antigone risking her life to follow the laws of the gods, and Creon suffering the consequences for disrespecting the gods’ laws.…

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  • Foreshadowing In Antigone

    Antigone Paper Throughout life there are many decisions that one will have to make that could have a variety of outcomes, an example of this is seen in Sophocles’ Antigone. Antigone, the protagonist of the story, faces a unique dilemma; Creon, the new King of Thebes (who is also Antigone’s uncle) states that anyone caught trying to bury Polyneices (one of the two brothers who ruled Thebes before Creon) will face great punishment. Antigone wants to ensure that her brother has a proper afterlife,…

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  • Morals In Antigone

    Sophocles, the Greek author of Antigone, used his work to relay messages about the many issues implanted within society. In his play Antigone, the tragic heroine faces the consequences of defying the law. She goes against her uncle, the king, and questions his authorities. Throughout the text, the reader is exposed to many different situations in which Antigone tries to justify and defend what she did. In the play Antigone, Sophocles uses the characters and the plot to show the consequences of…

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  • Themes In Antigone

    The play Antigonê by Sophocles is one of literatures’ great rebel stories about a woman that goes against an unfair king and a society that considers her gender inferior. It is a story of a tragic character of noble birth (Theban King Creon) that suffers an anguished descent from life and power basically on account of his pride. Antigonê, who is King Creon’s niece and future daughter-in-law, defies King Creon’s directive to not bury her brother Polyneices. King Creon declared that Polyneices be…

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  • Antigone By Socrates

    The never ending debate between what your heart wants and the morals that you have obtained is an argument that is seen throughout literature for many years. The play “Antigone” by Socrates clearly exemplifies a character being torn between internal conflicts and responsibilities. The protagonist Antigone is torn between choosing to properly bury her brother or defy her morals and let her brother rot. The conflict results in Antigone doing what she believes is the right which leads to…

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  • Ambition In Antigone

    A tragic hero displays three main traits, a tragic flaw, a family of high class or rank, and is neither superlatively good nor corrupt. A tragic flaw simply means a character weakness, which results in their destruction. In Sophocles play Antigone, Antigone fulfills all three traits conscientiously. Antigone is a princess, because her father Oedipus was the King of Thebes. She is well respected and her unwarranted pride and ambition lead to her own destruction. Antigone’s pride and ambition not…

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  • Disobedience In Antigone

    Antigone: Ancient Heroine or Early Model for Future Civil Disobedience? “I, whom no man’s frown can frighten, am far from risking heaven’s frown by flouting these. I need no trumpeter from you to tell me I must die, we all die anyway” (Roche 210). Antigone, a 441 BC heroine, created by Sophocles in the Oedipus Plays to do what is moral even, if it means disobeying the law. In Antigone, Antigone's brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, die in battle, but Creon refuses to bury Polyneices. Antigone;…

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  • Women In Antigone

    a lot cases in which women are weak. Women have a lot strength to fight and stand for their rights, but many times they can’t able to do anything. Like Antigone was not allowed to bury her brother. Moreover, women sacrifices for their desires to keep themselves safe. In most countries women are not permitted to do all activities like men. They are not gifted to drive a car on the road, not permit to go to school, and not allow to go outside with friends. Men rules over women in a lot parts of…

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  • Justice In Antigone

    The focal point of Sophocles’ Antigone is the protagonist’s desire and search for justice. Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, is the play’s tragic heroine who fights against the evil Creon, the current King of Thebes. Her rebellion against the king was ignited by her thirst for justice, stopping at nearly nothing to combat the immoralities standing in her way. In her heart, the sacredness of family and honor is the pinnacle aspect of her life. These beliefs of hers create the source of…

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  • Ismene In Antigone

    Ismene is the name of the daughter and half-sister of Oedipus, daughter and granddaughter of Jocasta, and sister of Antigone, Eteocles, and Polynices. Ismene is the main character in the play Antigone, one of many and since she is a major player she needs to have a lot of personalities in order for not to be stale or boring. Ismene is blessed with the most thrilling of traits believing that you are nothing more than what society demands.“We must remember that by birth we’re women and as such,…

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