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    Ismene is a young lady who is filled with fire in her soul; a flame scorching her very heart, turning love to jealousy, and actions to pain. These decisions do not only affect her character, but also her appearance and relationships as her harmful desires start to overtake her. Like Ismene one may often find themselves full of anguish, hate, and envy. Although one may never admit it, there is a little of Ismene in everyone; it is human nature. This essay will further expand upon the idea of how Ismene is like unto all, through comparison and contrast of oneself to specific actions and desires Ismene expresses during the play. Personality is a defining part of one’s life; one’s attitude affects everyone he or she comes in contact with. When…

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    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…

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    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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    Symbolism In Antigone

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 In Antigone

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    Ismene is the name of the daughter and half-sister of Oedipus, daughter and granddaughter of Jocasta, and sister of Antigone, Eteocles, and Polynices. Ismene is the main character in the play Antigone, one of many and since she is a major player she needs to have a lot of personalities in order for not to be stale or boring. Ismene is blessed with the most thrilling of traits believing that you are nothing more than what society demands.“We must remember that by birth we’re women and as such,…

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    Is the play Oedipus about blindness or light? The play Oedipus Rex concerns itself with both blindness and light, it compares their literal and allegorical interpretations to discuss the main theme of the pursuit of knowledge. It is driven by the titular character Oedipus’ thirst for knowledge that ultimately ends up blinding him. In this essay I will bring into attention different interpretations of blindness and light used in the play and how one must be given up for the other to prevail. …

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