Eurydice of Thebes

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  • Civil Disobedience In Antigone By Sophocles

    fulfill his commitment as king proves to be his downfall. In the play, themes that parallel the issues in today’s society are gender equality and civil disobedience. At the beginning of the play, tension is already running high between the King of Thebes, Creon, and his niece, Antigone. This…

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  • Creon As A Tragic Hero

    judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction.” In the Greek tragedy, Antigone, written by Sophocles, all the makings of a tragic hero point to the character, King Creon. Creon took the throne of Thebes after Oedipus’ two sons killed each other over who would rule Thebes after the passing of Oedipus. When the play first introduces Creon, he is but a simple leader who orders for the burial of Eteocles, but leaves Polynices body out in the open. As the play furthers, Creon’s…

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  • The Benefits Of Flexibility: An Argument About The Character

    by freeing Antigonê. Unfortunately, when he gets to the stone, he finds her dead (she has hanged herself), along with his last son, Haimon, to whom Antigonê was promised. Eurydicê, Creon 's wife, kills herself while pronouncing her sons ' name, Haimon and Megareus; Megareus, her oldest son, has sacrificed himself to save Thebes from its ennemies who attacked it. Desperate, Creon asks his servants to lead him away when he finds out about his wife 's…

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  • Example Of Tragedy In Antigone

    great writers of tragedies in ancient Greece. Antigone is one of Sophocles’ Theban plays. Theban Plays consist of three plays which are Oedipus the king, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone (Russello). These three plays represent the history and faith of Thebes during king Oedipus’ and king Creon’s Kingdom. The play starts with Antigone talking to her sister, Ismene to help her bury one of their brothers, Polynices. Burying Polynices was forbidden law with the death penalty and it was made by…

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  • Divine Mediation In Sophocles Antigone

    joint world cause cannot be implemented within Antigone. Creon is a dynamic tyrant with a tragic heart for the stereotypical inconsistencies of power. He relies on the respect that humanity has provided for those who have set precedence for him. If Thebes were placed into a real-world view, Creon’s followers would be sheep: ironic sheep, but sheep. In the course of the world, Creon is reflective of so many arrogant and jealous leaders such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini and so…

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  • Antigone: Masculine And Feminine Roles In Tragedy

    characters as Antigone who deviates from the role and personality of ancient Greek women. In the tragedy Antigone, Polynices is left unburied and Antigone his sister believes he must be buried because it is the will of the gods. Creon, the king of Thebes, orders that no one will bury the body, but Antigone defies him. Antigone herself is the catalyst for the action and events in the tragedy. She represents a woman who deviates…

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  • The Power Paradox By Creon Essay

    enhanced his pride. Now he is a man with the most power in Thebes but is too blinded by it to see that his pride to see that it is hurting everyone around him. All of this is brought round circle when everyone Creon loves and cares about dies. It is representative of the theme of Antigone, power, in the way that Creon made a life-changing decision out of pride enhanced by power. This power allowed him to be blind to the townspeople, of Thebes, and even to his own son. In the end, Creon is an…

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  • The Consequences Of Characters In Antigore By Sophocles Antigone

    way, Antigone is the protagonist of this tale, and she’s the only one with enough nerve to counter the naysayers, and because of this, she will not only be remembered, but also inspire others. The choices that Antigone will make also affect all of Thebes. It’s like chemistry, and Antigone is the catalyst, the one who starts the reaction. It begins when Antigone has the simple wish to bury her brother Polynices properly. She casts dust on the body while the guards are asleep, thus causing the…

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  • Creon Tragic Flaw Analysis

    has acted wrongly in convicting Antigone for the crime she committed. In learning that Creon’s tragic flaw generates from fear, one begins to reconsider previous dislike for him. The final scene of the drama leaves Creon with no family—his wife Eurydice has killed herself and so has his son, Haemon. Creon shows humbleness in the tragedy of losing his family because he recognizes that his continuous belief in his own self-importance has ended unhappily for him. In addition, the end of the…

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  • Moral Differences Between Antigone And Carol Gilligan's

    Sophocles, Antigone disobeys Creon’s law in an attempt to bury her brother, Polyneices, which is forbidden. Due to their different values and social attitudes, many characters, including Antigone, Haimon, Ismene, and Eurydice end up dead, leaving Creon as the miserable ruler of Thebes. These differences in values can be described by moral development, which can be categorized into the different stages of Lawrence Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development and Carol Gilligan’s Ethics of Care Theory.…

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