Seven Against Thebes

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  • What Are The Moral Values In Antigone

    scenes as they take place and then adding his comments at the end. He comments on the divide between Antigone and Creon throughout the play. As for the two main characters, their destinies are determined by their strong grip to their values and this leads to a devastating ending. The Chorus takes the audience through this story by offering story updates or insight into what is happening. The first time the Chorus speaks is after the scene of Antigone and Ismene talking about their brother’s death. The Chorus explains the situation at hand what has occurred with Polyneices and Eteocles. The Chorus also explains him as a traitorous murderer. The Chorus says, “He stood above the halls, gaping with murderous lances, / encompassing the city’s / seven-gated mouth” (134-136). The Chorus then introduces the audience to Creon, the new king of the land. The next time the Chorus speaks, is in a conversation with Creon. He seems to agree with Creon about the situation at hand and believes he is doing the right thing. He feels this way until there is mention that the body of Polyneices has been covered with sand. The Chorus asks if this could be God’s doing and is taken back. Then the Chorus is looking out to the land where Polyneices lies and sees someone attempting to bury him. The Chorus realizes it is Antigone and this is a shocking fact. The Chorus brings the audience into the next scene smoothly. This is the job of the Chorus, to lead the audience down the path of the story and…

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  • The Character Creon In Sophocles Antigone

    She is the contrast version of the overdramatic heroine, the representative blond ingénue as personified in Ismene. She has always been problematic, frightening Ismene as a juvenile, always claiming on the satisfaction of her desires, denying to “understand” the bounds located on her. She had a strong jealousy of Ismene. Unlike Antigone, Ismene is the object of all men’s desires. Antigone has a different type of beauty compared to Ismene such as her doing something for her brother that nobody…

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  • Aristotle's Dispute Between Creon And Antigone

    Creon has the rightful rule of the city of Thebes because he was born into a family of power and virtue. He also had the natural rule over Antigone because she was a woman and men were superior to women because Aristotle saw the women as less rational than the men. The law set forth by Creon to dishonor Polyneices’ body and to put to death whoever tried to bury him was a justified law in the mind of Aristotle because the law came about during a military expedition and so Creon could rightfully…

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  • Fate And Fate In Oedipus

    Of all actions of man that can be attributed to pre-written fate, going against fate itself is not one- rejecting one’s fate is the choice of man and leads to punishment by the gods. II. Antigone, unlike Oedipus, respects the authority of fate and does not try to change the fact that she will be punished for burying Polyneices; although she meets her demise as punishment for her insubordination, she does not add to her punishment with her own actions since she did not struggle against her…

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  • Gender Biases In Sophocles Antigone

    Antigone’s uncle and the ruler of Thebes, would not listen to her reasoning simply because she was a woman. To this effect, the community viewed Antigone as a rebellious, headstrong woman for the same reasons. However if she were a man, she would have been treated differently. Her strong opinions would make it seem as though she was a strong-willed person standing up for what she believed in. Also, Sophocles used Antigone 's sister, Ismene, as a portrayal of how women in ancient…

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  • Theme Of Death In Antigone

    Antigone has the difficulty of deciding whether burying her brother is worth the risk of death. It all started when Oedipus and Jocasta both committed suicide because they realized that Jocasta was Oedipus’ mom. Since Oedipus was the leader of Thebes, they had to appoint a new leader. Usually, the father’s son would be the one to take over the city according to the Greek culture. However, Oedipus has two sons: Polynices and Eteocles. They decided that they would split off leading the town.…

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  • The Noble Death In Shakespeare's Love: Antigone

    Then, Antigone went back a second time to bury him. It was at this point in the story where she was caught in the act by the watchmen and was brought to king Creon. When Creon asks if she was guilty of such an action against him, she said, “Of course, I did it. I won’t deny anything” (Line 442-443).” This showed the people of Thebes that Antigone, as a woman in a world of men, actively made the decision to do this. Antigone was happy that she was caught because she was able to show the people…

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  • Creon's Desire For Death In Sophocles Antigone

    Antigone actions against her uncle, King Creon 's edict, for burying her brother come from her religious beliefs in the laws of the gods being above all else and her inclination to protect and care for her family. Opposedly, King Creon 's actions stem from a need to maintain political stability in the kingdom of Thebes which has just suffered a trauma in the civil war between Polyneices and Eteocles, Antigone 's brothers. Though initially Antigone exhibits signs of wanting to die for her pure…

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  • Fear And Regret In Antigone

    sparked realization for Kreon, since he lived based on his power. After Kreon’s had his pride stripped from him, his hidden regret reveals itself and causes Kreon to wish he made a diffiernet decision regarding the burial of Polynices. His knowledge of being powerless caused him extreme fear over his life and regret for past decisions that caused him vulnerability. Kreon’s dramatic emotional downfall exemplifies the fate of those lacking resolve. Similar to Kreon, Ismene endures the same pain…

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  • Who Is The Most Powerful Character In Antigone

    Creon the King of Thebes The play Antigone takes place around 441 BC. The setting of the play Antigone is in ancient Greece. In ancient Greece the king is the most powerful person. There are nine characters in the play Antigone. The characters names from weakest to most powerful are Eurydice, haimon, A Messenger, A Sentry, Teiresias, Ismene, Antigone, The Chorus, and Creon. Creon is the king of the Thebes. That means that he is the most powerful person in the play Antigone. In the play…

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