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    patience and sacrifice. In the ancient Greek story Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone is a strong, young woman who does not abide to ruler Creon’s decision to refuse her brother, Polyneices, a proper burial. The Letter from a Birmingham Jail by Martin Luther King Jr. discusses M.L.K.’s desire to end segregation and racial injustice in America for the good of the people. Although these two bold characters differ in their ways of gaining justice, both Antigone and Martin Luther King Jr. neglect laws…

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    Theme Of Pride In Antigone

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    their own opinion matters and no one else’s. In Antigone, King Creon represents a leader with an excessive levelexcess levels of pride, which causes him to contradict himself. In the beginning of the play when Creon delivered his edict , he mentions that he “‘...would never have any dealings with an enemy of the people”’ (Sophocles 197). This statement poses him as a devoted king, but an enemy of the king is not always an enemy of the people. In Antigone, Sophocles shows how a devoted…

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    Antigone Essay Reading into the play “Antigone” written by Sophocles, it is clear that many people have various motivating principles. These people include the characters Creon, ruler of Thebes, whom is motivated by self pride, and Haemon, Creon’s son, whom is motivated by pathos. “Antigone” is a story about Antigone, a mortal daughter of Oedipus and Queen Jocasta, the fiancee of Haemon, following religious laws over civil law; which developed ruckus between Creon and herself. Creon had stated…

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    Historically, ancient Greece is known for the separation of men and women into distinct gender roles. In Sophocles’ Antigone and the biblical creation myth “Genesis,” we see a very pronounced gender hierarchy created by males with a need for dominance and power over women. These male leaders, ultimately, created the sexist society in which the stories take place. In Sophocles’ Antigone, the patriarchy is created by the need for control over the women. We see this most blatantly in the character…

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    Book Report Antigone

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    Antigone Report Do you value your own life instead of your family’s? Antigone in the Story Sophocles, Antigone did not do the right thing by burying her brother. In this book Antigone has a brother that has passed away and Creon the leader, Which is Antigone’s uncle will not bury him and allow him to be in the afterlife, so Antigone buries her brother while risking her life to Creon. Obviously, Family comes first, Antigone will die if she disobeys the law. If Antigone disobeys the law and ends…

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    In “Antigone” Polyneices and Eteocles, two brothers in Thebes' war, both have been killed in battle. Creon, the ruler of Thebes, has stated that Eteocles will be buried and Polyneices left on the battlefield, so animals will destroy the body. Antigone and Ismene are the sisters of the dead brothers and now have to decide what to do. Antigone wants to bury Polyneices’ body, but it goes against Creon's law. Ismene refuses to help Antigone, because fear of death, but Ismene is unable to convince…

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    In Sophocles’ Antigone, the title character sides with the laws of heaven despite the consequences. She believes that her brother has the right to a burial and goes against state laws to make sure he receives one. As a result, she is to be executed by Creon, the king of Thebes who is fixed on obedience. Consequently, the book hints that she will be remembered, maybe even honoured for her sacrifice. For these reasons, Antigone is a martyr. A martyr is someone who deeply believes in a…

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    Jean Anouilh’s play Antigone is a tragedy inspired by Greek mythology and the play of the same name (Antigone, by Sophocles) from the fifth century B.C. The play Antigone tells the story of a brave girl (one of Oedipus’s daughters) who stands up against the law in order to honor her brother. The play had many important characters without which the meaning would be incomplete. However, there were many minor characters that completed the play and aided the reader’s understanding which leads us…

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    Family In Antigone Essay

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    By reading the play Antigone, it is clear that family is more important than authority to Sophocles. This conclusion can be drawn by looking at the characters Antigone, Ismene, Creon, and Hiemon and observing what happens to them and their relationships. Three examples seen in the play where it is clear that Sophocles favors family over authority are when Antigone is determined to bury Polynices in order to bring honor to him, in the relationship between Creon and Haimon, and in the regret felt…

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    Antigone Tragic Hero

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    doesn't become a hero until he can see the root of his own downfall.” This ideology creates something that is known as a tragic hero. Aristotle has created a set of characteristics that define a tragic hero. One prime example of a tragic hero is Antigone. She fulfills every characteristic required to be one. To provide context, Antigone’s story starts with her brothers, Polyneices and Eteocles. Since their father, Oedipus, had left the throne, they had been sharing it. It didn’t take much time…

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