Eurydice of Thebes

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  • Burial In Sophocles 'Antigone'

    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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  • Creon In The Burial At Thebes By Seamus Heaney

    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…

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  • Creon As A Tragic Hero In Sophocles Antigone

    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…

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  • Antigone Compare And Contrast

    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…

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  • Theme Of Conscience In Antigone

    the scale is in gold glitter because it represents Creon’s conscience and the decisions he makes in the play. I drew the scales of justice in order to represent Creon’s position as a leader within the play. Creon carries the responsibility of ruling Thebes justly by creating reasonable laws and making sure that all abide by them. As a leader, it is essential that Creon master the daunting task of balancing law with religion, family, and self. Unfortunately, in Antigone,…

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  • Oedipus: A True Leader

    Oedipus found out his prophecy to kill his father and runs away only to end up accidently killing his father on his way to Thebes without knowing that is was him. Oedipus gets to Thebes and a sphinx was plaguing the city with riddles that no one could solve, the duty fell upon creon and he solved the riddle and had rid the city of the sphinx. Oedipus had taken the role of king of thebes and ended up marrying the queen…. Which happened to also be his mom. Another problem, he ended up having 4…

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  • Creon Conflict In Antigone

    stereotypical harsh ruler to feeling more compassion toward Antigone. Creon denies Antigone a burial for her brother, Polynices, he considers him a traitor. Antigone argues that "[he] was not a slave who died but [my] brother." Creon is the new king of Thebes since both previous rulers, Polynices and Eteocles, were killed in battle. In being so new to the throne, Creon wants everyone to follow the law and under no circumstances break it as he says in Antigone, "am I wrong to protect my own…

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  • Negative Diction In Antigone

    the play, Antigone by the well-known Greek playwright, Sophocles uses various different methods of helping the reader understand the point of the play or meaning behind the play. Sophocles uses various characters such as Creon, Antigone, Haemon, Eurydice, and the Seer, Tiresias to develop his point. In addition, the plot Sophocles uses also enables the reader to be able to figure out the meaning. However, it also suggests Sophocles’ view on the plot of Antigone. Furthermore, through diction from…

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  • Compare And Contrast Antigone

    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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  • The Moral Dilemma Of Conformity In Sophocles Antigone

    the king of Thebes, wrongfully sentences his daughter-in-law Antigone to death and eventually…

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