Eurydice of Thebes

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    biases are quite prevalently used to portray the inequality between men and women in a misogynistic society. Sophocles used the major conflict between Kreon and Antigone to demonstrate this ideology. Kreon, who was Antigone’s uncle and the ruler of Thebes, would not listen to her reasoning simply because she was a woman. To this effect, the community viewed Antigone as a rebellious, headstrong woman for the same reasons. However if she were a man, she would have been treated differently. Her…

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    Fate And Fate In Oedipus

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    actions since she did not struggle against her inevitable fate. A. Antigone is motivated to take action because she fears the fate that the gods will assign her if she does not bury him. 1. Antigone feared fate and the gods much like the elders of Thebes, who “[fainted] with fear of what fate [Zeus would fashion] for [them].” (349) 2. Fate was a motivating factor for characters in Greek dramas to do things that they would not have otherwise done; in this case, Antigone decides to take a risk and…

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    Creon has the rightful rule of the city of Thebes because he was born into a family of power and virtue. He also had the natural rule over Antigone because she was a woman and men were superior to women because Aristotle saw the women as less rational than the men. The law set forth by Creon to dishonor…

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    would do risking his or her life. Even though Ismene and Antigone have different ways of seeing things, they still connect in how they are blood-related sisters. Although, they are not the only characters involved in the play; Creon, the ruler of Thebes is also involved with…

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    Values and Motives Affecting Fate From the beginning of Antigone, the sides are chosen. Creon, the new king, is motivated by his new position and feels he cannot let the people down. Antigone is motivated by her love for her family and the pain of the past. Both allow their values to run their actions despite laws being broken and family being killed. As all of this is taking place, the Chorus is there to guide the way. The Chorus acts as a director by showing the audience the scenes as they…

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    Antipas: A Faithful Martyr

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    This book is made up of a collection of fictional letters that was affiliated with Antipas. Antipas was the martyr that was cited in Revelation 2:13, “I know your works, and where you dwell, where Satan’s throne is. And you hold fast to my name, and did not deny my faith even in the days in which Antipas was my faithful martyr, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.” In the beginning, Antipas was an elite Roman citizen who fought to maintain and continue to enhance his position in his…

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    initially informing Ismene of Creon’s edict to leave Polyneices unburied, said, “so there you have it and you soon will show/ if you are noble, or fallen from your descent.” In this statement she differentiated between their “descent” from princesses of Thebes, as a result of their father, and actual “fallen”-ness which would occur if Polyneices was left unburied by them. At this point, then, Antigone considered that she and her sister were in a moment of darkness before the illumination of…

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    The study of family relationships is both fascinating and complex because every family has a different dynamic and connection. Within the family itself, there are different relationships between the individual members. A sister and brother have a different connection than two brothers do; a mother and a daughter have a different dynamic than a father and a daughter, and spouses interact differently with one another than they do with their children. Every member of the family brings something…

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    The Conflict Of Antigone

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    Antigone begins with the conquest of Thebes, a Greek city-state. The ruler of Thebes, Oedipus, stepped down and gave both of his sons, Eteocles and Polynices power to rule Thebes. The only condition was that they must alternate being king on a yearly basis. However, Eteocles refused to give up his power at the end of the year and exiled his brother Polynices from Thebes. In anger of being exiled, Polynices travels to the nearby city-states to gather an army to retake Thebes from his brother…

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    1. Kreon orders burial honors for Eteocles, but forbids burial for Polynieces because Eteocles chooses to be loyal and to stand with the army of Thebes, while Polynieces chooses to be a traitor and to stand with the army of Argos. Antigone wants to disobey Kreon’s orders because Polynieces is her true brother and family is very important to her. 2. The relationship between Antigone and Ismene can be described as having completely opposite personalities; however, they still love each other very…

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