Eurydice of Thebes

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  • Examples Of Sacrifice In Antigone

    In Antigone, Antigone’s brothers Eteocles and Polyneices fought for control of Thebes, but killed each other. King Creon planned to give Eteocles a proper burial, but would not give the same to Polyneices, who Creon acused as a traitor. Antigone sacrifices her welfare by burying Polyneices, and later sacrifices her life to show her disgust with King Creon’s rule. Her sacrifice not only shows that people can stand up to a corrupt power, but also labels her values in her family and divine law.…

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  • Creon In Antigone: Aristotle's Theory Of Tragedy

    hamartia is what logically connects the protagonist to the other aspects of the tragedy. In Antigone, Creon 's hamartia is, quite evidently, his lack of judgement. At the beginning of the tragedy, Creon was submerged in his new image to the people of Thebes as king. Creon made it clear several times within his monologues that he wanted to do what he should as king: maintain his authority and remain true to his word. Although these sound like proper duties of a king, his newly found authority…

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  • Antigone Creon Analysis

    ages. The author’s treatment of Creon’s laws and actions relates to the overall meaning of the play showing that Creon is the tragic hero of the play. Continuously in Antigone, the characters display the status of Creon. Because he is the king of Thebes, everyone must follow Creon’s rules a all times and, “anyone who acts against [his] order[s]/ will be stoned to death before the city,” (Sophocles Prologue. 41-43). Sophocles portrays Creon’s noble stature by explaining the punishment of anyone…

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  • The Consequences Of Morality In Antigone By Sophocles

    is to set a standard of conduct for the population to follow; usually these laws are for the good of the citizens who are living in the country. However, that does not always mean that they are morally correct. In the case of Creon, the king of Thebes, he refused to allow Antigone’s brother…

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  • Tragic Fulfillment Of Fate In Theban Play By Sophocles

    In the Theban Plays, written by Sophocles, we are introduced to Oedipus, a man whose very existence leads to a series of pre-destined events which not only affects him, but everyone else around him as well. His efforts to prevent an oracle’s fulfillment proves to be useless as he, unknowingly, carries the prophecy to fruition. Sophocles uses dramatic irony in the tragic plays to show that one’s fate is not easily escaped especially if past events continue to weigh one down. The “sins of the…

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  • A Raisin In The Sun And Antigone Analysis

    Antigone there is not any mention of racial hegemony because in Ancient Greece they mainly discriminated on class. Antigone doesn’t have to deal with class hegemony for most of her life. She is born into royalty, her father was King Oedipus, the King of Thebes. That is the reason her brothers killed each other, they were fighting for her father’s throne. She lived the good life until her brothers death because they were given different treatment by Creon. Eteocles is declared a hero and is given…

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  • Antigone Research Paper

    This civil war of Thebes resulted in the brothers’ death and left their antagonistic uncle Creon to be king. While Creon acknowledged Eteocles as a righteous defender of the city of Thebes, he condemned Polynices a traitor who must “be left to rot unburied, his flesh eaten by dogs and birds, creating an obscenity for everyone to see” (Antigone, p. 231)…

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  • Gender Roles In Antigone

    which leads to her standing up to Creon later on. Antigone takes on a modern female gender role, which is fully expressed when she stands up to Creon on her view of honoring her brother. She is not afraid to admit that she went against the law of Thebes by burying a “traitor”; instead she openly admits it: “I did it. I don’t deny a thing” (492). She does not become the timid, submissive woman that Creon expects her to be. She fights the idea of how women can and should act, while standing up for…

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  • Theme Of Women In The Epic Of Gilgamesh And Antigone

    the risks she is taking. Case in point, she is standing up for what 's right against her uncle who is ruling over Thebes and her sister is warning her that against men a woman cannot win. However, we can see that Antigone actually impacted Creons’ life because after her untimely death, she took a piece of his family as well by having Haimon commit suicide, which then caused Eurydice to cut herself and left without a child and wife: “She drove the blade below her liver, so she could suffer the…

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  • Theme Of Tragedy In Antigone

    Although the word tragedy is an attribute commonly used to recount any events that cause misfortune and great suffering; it even more treats as an illustration to the series of the sorrowful and unfortunate events induced upon a heroic soul. It is a work of art that embodies the misfortunes of its subjects, within a stylized undertone of austere diction, and prompts the questions raised about the human identity and it’s battle between the forces of good and evil that it so easily succumbs.…

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