Eurydice of Thebes

Decent Essays
Improved Essays
Superior Essays
Great Essays
Brilliant Essays
    Page 3 of 10 - About 100 Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Antigone was a fascinating play/story. Oedipus and Jocasta had four children and they are Eteocles, Polyneices, Ismene and Antigone. Eteocles Polyneices were the brothers which were very different Eteocles was very stubborn while Polyneices was fair, loyal and devoted. The two sisters were kind of the same but had slightly different traits. Antigone was determined, stubborn, devoted, loyal, brave, religious, and intelligent, she was also a selfless person. While ismene was considered more…

    • 363 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    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…

    • 1325 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    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…

    • 1161 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    In “Antigone” and “On the Rainy River,” there are many similarities and differences between Antigone and Tim O’Brien. The comparisons between them is that they both have decisions to make that will change their life drastically, and once they choose it, they have to deal with the consequences. The differences between them is that Tim felt he didn’t pick the right one, while Antigone felt confident in hers, Tim’s choice made everyone happy while Antigone’s choice made everyone angry and lastly,…

    • 428 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    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…

    • 1189 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    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…

    • 1064 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    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…

    • 1098 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Creon’s belief in civic values The Burial at Thebes, by Seamus Heaney, tells the story of a defiant woman named Antigone, and a pompous king. Antigone has been sentenced to death by the king, Creon. Throughout the book Creon shows the characteristics of Hubris, by being arrogant, attempting to show authority to his family, and over exerting his power.Multiple of Creon’s family members die by exile or by suicide. This is due to the king’s Hubris and effort to prove to the people that no one is…

    • 774 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    a Greek tragedy set in Ancient Greece after a devastating war. A new King has come to power after the two men next in line for the throne killed each other in the war. The two men, Eteocles and Polyneices, are brothers. Polyneices was exiled from Thebes but came back to fight against his country. The new King, Creon, is very arrogant and excessively prideful. He is put into power and makes a decree that Polyneices is not allowed to be buried because he is a traitor to the country. Little does he…

    • 1315 Words
    • 6 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Antigone the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, siblings; Eteocles, Polynices, and Ismene. Both of Antigone’s brother killed each other in a battle between Thebes and the City of Argos. Antigone to give respect to her brother Polyneices she wants to bury him, but King Creon orders that corpse of Polynices remains unburied because of his fighting against Thebes. Although Creon orders for Polynices Antigone disobeys and is caught trying to bury her brother's body, she is later brought to Creon and…

    • 431 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10