Eurydice of Thebes

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    Theme Of Honor In Antigone

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    not come that simple. Honor is not given but earned to a person that has shown great determination and wisdom by sticking to their morals. This definition of honor is seen throughout Sophocles’ greek tragedy of Antigone as Creon, the new ruler of Thebes, is being put to the test as both a ruler and a human. Because of Creon’s establishment of his first law that decrees no one is to bury the body of the traitor, his own nephew Polyneices, conflict occurs as his niece Antigone opposes to Creon’s…

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    in old age learn to be wise” (245). In these final words said by the Choragos, he explains an important lesson learned by the tragic hero in the play “Antigone,” written by Sophocles. In this tragic play, Creon, Antigone’s uncle and the new king of Thebes, gives Eteocles a formal burial but forbids one to Polyneices because of his traitorous act against the city. Antigone, who believes both of her brothers should receive proper burials, defies Creon’s law and secretly buries Polyneices herself,…

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    Battle In Antigone

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    Battle In the play Antigone by Sophocles the family was a disaster, the brothers killed each other in a battle for a throne. One of the sisters (Antigone) wanted to bury one of the brothers. He was denied his burial because it was considered a sin to kill a king, or person of royalty. Antigone tried to convince her sister to help her bury him. She got caught late night after a sandstorm now she awaits her trial. Once Antigone was taken to trial followed in by the guard they explained…

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    Justice is very important in society and there are many different things that go into the idea of justice.There isn’t one simple thing that makes justice work, it takes a variety of different concepts to not only form a system for justice, but put it into action. While there are many examples of societies where rules are established and behavior and judgements are measured against those rules, there is still injustice. We, as humanity, need to continue to be aware of this and work to make the…

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    Antigone's Play Analysis

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    Historically speaking the play Antigone was always a form of propaganda against Thebes. The Athenians at the time were encouraged to demonstrate against Thebes’s culture i. On one hand Sophocles’ plays can be described as a cultural protests against the tyranny of the Theban government; And on another they can be considered as Sophocles weapons of choice as a deviation from the Theban style of writing and creating a new identity to the Athenian plays .He achieves this by radically changing the…

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    How does one measure the greatness of a leader? Is it through the way he or she commands his or her people? The way he or she handles problems? Or through the sacrifices made for others? Whatever the case may be, many characters and historical figures exert qualities of a leader that should be looked upon. A great leader doesn’t hold himself or herself above the people. He or she is able to put the interest of others in front of his or her own. In Sophocles’ Oedipus the King, Oedipus is…

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    Antigone, but found out it was too late since she already had committed suicide. Subsequently, Haemon, whom was engaged to Antigone, broke into the tomb to set her free, found her dead and stabbed himself in front of his father. Later on, his wife, Eurydice found out the news and also killed herself. After such events made Creon miserable since everything that mattered to him was now gone; he was all…

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    Symbolism In Antigone

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    Antigone by Sophocles Antigone is a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles. It is a tale about the conflict between a girl trying to honor her brother and a king who uses his power to forbid it. This Greek play symbolically demonstrates the inner conflict between power and one’s conscience. (Haigh) Antigone was the third and final installment of Sophocles popular trilogy after Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus (Sayre). Sophocles, who lived from 496-406 BCE was a treasurer for Athenian polis…

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    undergoes the change to misfortune through any real badness or wickedness, but because of some mistake.” (2) Creon most exquisitely fits the criteria and the role of a tragic hero because Sophocles portrays him to be a just ruler to the people of Thebes, yet along the way with help from his tragic flaw and the Gods; Creon upsets the balance of the play and thus sets in motion his own downfall as well as the downfall of those closest to him and by the time he realizes his grand error it is too…

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    translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald. The play is about a royal family that consists of four siblings, two of which fight for control of the kingdom (Eteocles and Polynices), both brothers are killed and their uncle Creon becomes the ruler of Thebes. Creon is very angry and sentences Antigone to death. In the end Creon changes his mind after Teiresias predicts bad things for his future and runs to release Antigone but he is too late. Creon realizes that his stubbornness has led to…

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