Eurydice of Thebes

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  • Gender Biases In Sophocles Antigone

    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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  • Theme Of Death In Antigone

    Antigone has the difficulty of deciding whether burying her brother is worth the risk of death. It all started when Oedipus and Jocasta both committed suicide because they realized that Jocasta was Oedipus’ mom. Since Oedipus was the leader of Thebes, they had to appoint a new leader. Usually, the father’s son would be the one to take over the city according to the Greek culture. However, Oedipus has two sons: Polynices and Eteocles. They decided that they would split off leading the town.…

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  • A Reflection On Scenes In Sophocles's Antigone?

    Antigone and Hailey was assigned to Ismene, Antigone’s sister. Antigone is the story of two brothers and their sisters. The brothers, Polynices and Eteocles died while fighting on opposing sides of a civil war, in hopes of gaining control of the city, Thebes. Since both brothers died, the siblings uncle, Creon, becomes the ruler. Creon makes the decision that Eteocles will be buried with honor but Polynices will not be buried at all. This infuriates Antigone, and she plots a way to bury…

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  • Theme Of Loyalty And Power In Antigone

    Two major themes that run throughout Sophocles’ play Antigone are loyalty and power. Loyalty and power are what drive the play forward; this theme affects not only Antigone, but Creon as well. Both Antigone and Creon are affected by this conflict, but in different ways. Antigone is first introduced to us as a young and loyal girl to bother her brother and the gods, that only wants to make sure both her brothers have a proper burial; according to the laws placed by the gods if someone does not…

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  • The Noble Death In Shakespeare's Love: Antigone

    action against him, she said, “Of course, I did it. I won’t deny anything” (Line 442-443).” This showed the people of Thebes that Antigone, as a woman in a world of men, actively made the decision to do this. Antigone was happy that she was caught because she was able to show the people how brave she was to stand up against the king. Also, Antigone shows Creon and the people of Thebes that she wants to die for her actions by saying, “I’ll die in any case, whether you announce my execution or…

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  • Creon's Desire For Death In Sophocles Antigone

    burying her brother come from her religious beliefs in the laws of the gods being above all else and her inclination to protect and care for her family. Opposedly, King Creon 's actions stem from a need to maintain political stability in the kingdom of Thebes which has just suffered a trauma in the civil war between Polyneices and Eteocles, Antigone 's brothers. Though initially Antigone exhibits signs of wanting to die for her pure belief in her principles of the gods and her loyalty to her…

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  • Fear And Regret In Antigone

    Sophocles’ play Antigone demonstrates that only the most resolute character can escape the pain of fear and regret. Kreon and Ismene, lacking confidence in their decisions, endure the torment of regret and blame, leaving Kreon with the thought of his past choices and Ismene with the fear of the wrong actions. The title character Antigone represents the ideal of resolve, insulating this verb is confusing) her from the agony of second-guessing her decisions. The contrast between the two…

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  • The Conflict Of Antigone

    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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  • Family Relationships In Antigone's Sister Ismene

    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 Moment Of Death In Sophocles Antigone

    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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