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    Divine Law In Antigone

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    in the Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles, grasping them promotes the understanding of the play's central contentions and provokes thought on universal issues. A number of literary devices are employed during the process of establishing, and delivering these themes, and symbolism is one which is frequently utilized. Conflict between divine law and state law is one of the most powerful and subversionary themes present, primarily presented through the characterization of Antigone and Creon as…

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    Theme Of Evil In Antigone

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    I was in the wrong.” (Lines 1026) As Antigone prays to her brother, Polyneices about what has happened.Antigone brings a contrast of things from Creon to the story. The theme develops as Creon’s characteristics are shown more and more. He is ruthless and selfish, Creon is too focused on being that he forgot about the consequences of his laws that he established. Creon’s decree states that by all means Polyneices shall not be buried. Polyneices sister, Antigone disagrees with that and believes…

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    Antigone Loyalty Theme

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    play Antigone, written by the Greek author Sophocles. The overall theme of this play is pride, honor and loyalty, especially when it comes to the kingdom and family. Antigone wants to bury her fallen brother Polynieces to honor him but Creon their uncle and king is strongly against this because he dishonored the kingdom so Creon decided that his punishment should be that he not be buried but fed to the dogs and the fowls of the air. He was announced a traitor and criminal of state and Antigone…

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    Antigone Rebellion Quotes

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    Theme In Antigone, there is a common thread of rebellion that runs throughout the story. In the opening scene, Ismene is trying to persuade Antigone to abandon her plans to bury their deceased brother. Antigone asks Ismene to join her, but she refuses. “ISMENE: I do not dishonor them, but to do this against the state – I have no strength for it ANTIGONE: Use that excuse, if you like, but I indeed will go and heap a tomb for my dearest brother.” (page 16, 79-82) Her response angers Antigone, and…

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    friends, religion, job, etc. It serves as a foundation that can define how and why a person acts. In Sophocles’ Antigone, the boundaries of loyalty are tested in every degree—the duty to one’s state versus the duty to family and the Gods. In a patriarchal society dominated by a tyrannical ruler and unjust laws, a young woman decides to pay the ultimate price for what she believes. Antigone buries her brother Polyneices against Creon’s decree because of her loyalty. In this play, the…

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    King of Thebes, forbid anyone from burying Polynices (Antigone and Ismene’s brother) after he attacked Thebes. According to Creon, it was the right thing to do to a traitor of the state. However, Antigone believed that it was inhumane and morally incorrect to leave a body unburied, especially if it denied a safe passage to the underworld for her brother. In Antigone by Sophocles, Ismene argues that Antigone should not bury Polynices, but Antigone simply states: “He is my brother. And he is your…

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    of strong will and determination has lead many people to ultimate success. It is human nature to be influenced by people with lots of passion and drive; Antigone exemplified strong will and determination, which eventually led off on those around her. Her ambiguous personality transformed her and the lives of other. In the play Sophocles Antigone, Antigone’s fiery determination towards her brothers and the gods changes Ismene’s ability to only see what is wrong, Creon strong desire for power,…

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    Was she admirable? Or Dishonorable? Antigone a young women that has lost what she feels everything, and denied the right to bur her own brother, who is a traitor to the country. In attempts to make things right and follow what she knows, she voices her opinion to the king searching for justice. With good intentions, Antigone is both righteous as well as dishonorable. She is admirable for standing strong for what she believes in, and refusing to allow king Creon ,who should…

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    Antigone and Medea are both strong women who end up in conflict with the law. These two Greek plays, Antigone by Sophocles and Medea by Euripides, are centered around two women fighting back and responding in a manner they think is right. Antigone and Medea take place in ancient Greece, Thebes and Corinth, respectively. Antigone will do anything possible to achieve her goal, regardless if it hurts those she loves or breaks the law. By comparing and contrasting these main characters, we are able…

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    Gender Roles In Antigone

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    The classic tragedy of Antigone allows readers to follow the tragic destiny of Antigone, the ill-fated daughter of Oedipus. Throughout Antigone female gender roles are constantly spoken of in contradictory ways, posing a powerful debate about what it means to be a female. The Greek tragedy of Antigone presents a battle of opinions on traditional female gender roles; Creon supports the traditional female gender roles through his demeaning view and words he expresses towards women, which is…

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