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    Pride In Antigone

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    Sophocles wrote “Antigone” in 441 B.C. “Antigone” is one part of a trilogy. This trilogy is about the reign of Oedipus and his children after his death. In “Antigone” Oedipus has passed away. Sophocles’ drama tells of a family full of pride and suicide. The drama was written to connected people with their emotions and inner self-worth. Sophocles also wrote “Antigone” to exploit pride for what it really is, a judgement clouding sinful trait that Creon posseted. This pride is the real motivation…

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    Ismene In Antigone

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    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, we shouldn’t fight with men". She is scared of breaking the social norm. Now if she did follow Antigone…

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    Theme Of Antigone

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    The theme of the play, Antigone, is to stand up for what you believe is right, no matter the consequences. This theme is demonstrated throughout the play and is easily identified. Although people could argue that there are clearly other possible themes as well, this one stuck out the most to me and left the biggest impression on me after reading. I believe that this theme is still relevant today and applies to our modern readers, even though it was written in the ancient times. It inspires…

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    Polyneices will be punished. Antigone hears the new law but, she immediately acts on it. Antigone actions demonstrate that loyalty to family is more important than obeying the law, regardless of the consequences; disregarding the relationship with her brother. Antigone is confronted by Creon for burying Polyneices, she was concerned about giving her brother a proper burial instead of looking out…

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    In the Prologue, Antigone tells Ismene her plan to defy Creon’s order and properly bury the body of Polyneices, to honor the laws of the gods. Ismene refuses to take part of the burial arguing it is against the law and it would only bring more shame to the family. Ismene does value her brother; however, she does not have the courage to bury Polyneices. In fact, Ismene’s struggles to take action because she believes women should not violate the laws of men and her fear of punishment. Ismene’s…

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    Justice In Antigone Analysis

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    Santirocco, author of “Justice in Sophocles’ Antigone,” states, “ [Antigone and Creon are a lot alike] both are isolated, both are stubborn, both respond to others, including those who love them, in the same imperious way, and both doom themself and others by their actions. The greatest similarity, though, lies in their pursuit of justice” (186). Antigone knows from the beginning what her morals are, which are steering her actions. She felt she was on the side of justice for what she did, and…

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    Antigone Loyalty Quotes

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    dauntless. Which Antigone shows throughout the play written by Sophocles called Antigone. In the play She tries to fight for her brother’s burial and risks everything including her own life. In the play titled Antigone the author shows the clear characterization of loyalty when Ismene was telling Antigone that she refuses to help her bury their brother. ”My own brother and yours i will! If you will not, i will; i shall not prove disloyal” (Sophocles,118). The quote is an example of Antigone…

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    hardships you have to face in life, but you hope for a great future” (Kapoor). In the play Antigone the protagonist displays courage despite the unjust upheld laws in her time. From the start, Antigone has an idea of what she’s trying to accomplish. The thing she doesn’t know herself, is whether she will be victorious or not. Right off the bat, tension is established through the conflict between Antigone and her sister, Ismene. “Creon is not strong enough to stand in my way” (1.36). In any city…

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    Antigone In the play Antigone by Sophocles, the main character, Antigone, disobeys the orders of the king, Creon. Out of loyalty, she attempts to bury her brother, Polyneices, because Creon has declared that he will be left in the fields with no honorable services. Throughout the play, Antigone follows her moral beliefs in order to show her loyalty to her family and the gods, while appealing to other characters’ emotions. Antigone creates a moral argument with Ismene trying to convince her to be…

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    Antigone Plot Analysis

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    Antigone by Sophocles, is a Greek tragedy that has a unified plot. The plot is a controlling structure that drives the story as it develops throughout the sequence of events from beginning to end. A good plot does not overshadow the other elements, however its’ own elements are nothing short of notable. Antigone’s plot action along with other plot elements successfully drive its storyline along as the characters respond to the conflict presented. Firstly, a unified plot contains a beginning,…

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