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  • Fear And Regret In Antigone

    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 personalities, one of Kreon and Ismene, and one of Antigone, highlights the essential difference between the truly exceptional person and the rest of those struggle with regret daily, living with regret of the past, and fear of the consequences. Kreon, an ordinary…

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  • Symbolism In Antigone

    suffered from his crimes, but the plays main focus is Antigone and her struggles (Sayre). Ismene, which is the younger sister of Antigone says, “Oh my sister, think- think how our own father died, hated, his reputation in ruins, driven on by the crimes he brought to light himself to gouge out his eyes with his own hands- then mother… his mother and wife, both in one, mutilating her life in the twisted noose- and last, our brothers dead in a single day, both shedding their own blood, poor…

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  • Anouilh's Debole: The Two Sides Of Antigone

    begins with the tragedy of the death of Antigone’s two brothers Polyneices and Eteocles. In Sophocles play, Antigone does not have the typical attitude a Greek woman should have. She is strong willed and willing to stand up to the Creon only about the burial of her brother. Her sister, Ismene is quite the opposite. In Sophocles version Antigone tries to get her sister Ismene to help her because they are from the same blood. “Ismene, my dear sister, whose father was my father.” (Sophocles, lines…

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  • Why Is Honesty Important In Antigone

    I had a friend who always thought she was right and never wrong , but when she was proved wrong she would just blow it off and wouldn’t even consider the fact that she might be wrong. So hanging out with someone who thinks they’re calling the shots all the time and their perfect isn’t attractive. But what happened in “Antigone” isn’t bound to happen to somehow just because they’re really stubborn. ( Not that it couldn’t happen though.) Even though “Antigone” is a tragedy is has a very good moral…

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  • Symbols: Characteristics And Analysis Of Oedipus And Antigone

    the body at peace and the person could finally enter the underworld. 3. There is a major conflict between fate and free will because your fate can change due to free will. We all have a set path, but we can freely make choices along the way, which can change our ultimate fate or destiny. Free will dominates in this play because Antigone uses her limited free will and chooses to bury her brother when I am sure her fate was not supposed to be to die at such a young age. She was supposed to get…

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  • Selflessness In Antigone By Sophocles

    As the great Martin Luther King, Jr. once said “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or in the darkness of destructive selfishness.” Martin Luther King, Jr. and Sophocles both had the same idea of selfishness causing destruction Sophocles just wrote a play displaying that idea instead of saying it. In Antigone the famous play written by Sophocles, Antigone and her sister Ismene also Oedipus’s children decide to return to Thebes with the intention of…

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  • Creon As The Hero In Sophocles Antigone

    The war between the two brothers was something unexpected in the town of Thebes, therefore, both Antigone and Creon had different opinions about Polyneices and the war between the brothers. Antigone certainly does not pick sides, and we can see it as we read this passage on page twenty-two, Antigone explains this to her sister Ismene. “Creon will give the one of our two brothers honor in the tomb; the other none. Eteocles, with just observance, treated, as law provides he has hidden under earth…

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  • Ismene Arguments In Antigone

    gods’ laws, Antigone states “I must please those below a longer time than people here” (Line 74). Reinforcing her argument, Antigone attempts to reason with Ismene to join her cause and help in the burial of her disgraced brother. Antigone explains that if she follows Creon, she will suffer longer lasting consequences with the gods than she would following him. Antigone seems to contrast the severity of the consequences by showing how Creon’s execution will only hurt now, yet help her in the…

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  • Ismene Interaction In Antigone

    The interaction between Antigone and Ismene in the opening scene of the tragedy plays an integral role as the introduction to the conflict. Their dialogue revolves around Creon’s decree that Polyneices is to go unburied for his traitorous act against the state. This matter reflects their role as women, daughters, and sisters in Greek society. Each sister personifies a different perspective on Creon’s edict, both having serious ramifications on the tragedy as a whole. Their conflicting beliefs…

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  • Truth In Oedipus Rex

    In the story of Oedipus, there are several examples that show man’s relationship with the truth. The oracle predicts the truth about the future of Laius, Jocasta, and Oedipus. Killing his father and marrying his mother are both examples of what the oracle predicted about them. In Oedipus Rex, Sophocles shows that, in the case of finding truth, if a man starts in search for the truth, he must find the whole truth, but if a man never starts in search for the truth, he can stay ignorant of the…

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