Sophocles

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  • A Reflection On Scenes In Sophocles's Antigone?

    From the middle of September, to the end of October, the tenth grade theater majors have been working on scenes from the Greek play, Antigone, by Sophocles. We first learned about the history of the Greeks and presented notes to each other. We then read Antigone independently. After that, Ms.Carpenter, our theater teacher, broke us up into groups of two or three and assigned us one scene from the play. I was paired up with Hailey and we were given the first scene in the play. I was assigned to…

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  • Dionysia In Sophokles Oidipous The King

    Whilst often being regarded as the birthplace of contemporary theatre, Ancient Greece did not consciously create theatre or define it as such. Branded as agon, the theatre of the time encompassed the notion that religion and religious practice, as an intrinsic part of ancient Greek culture, is the fundamental motive and intention for performance. As a result of such, Greek theatre in the capital, Athens, was performed as a part of a celebration of the god Dionysus – a festival entitled the City…

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  • Justice In Sophocles Antigone

    rounded up and killed millions with his secret police even though many them were innocent, meaning he denied justice to millions of people who were locked up and/or executed for no reason. This problem was brought to light in the play Antigone by Sophocles. In the play Antigone, the king, also known as Kreon, is a very child-like man and has performed some actions that, according to our understandings of the concepts of justice, are unjust and unfair. He was very stubborn…

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  • Theme Of Insane In Sophocles Electra

    Although Orestes was the main killer of Clytemnestra in Sophocles play Electra, he was not the main focus of the play His sister, Electra but what are the reasons that made her stand out? Electra is a complex character. Electra could be called insane by many but she was cunning and held strong ideals. Sophocles brought Electra to the fore because of her ability as a character to manipulate people and bending to her will as she was able to inspire to Orestes to carry out her revenge against their…

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  • Theme Of Loyalty And Power In Antigone

    Two major themes that run throughout Sophocles’ play Antigone are loyalty and power. Loyalty and power are what drive the play forward; this theme affects not only Antigone, but Creon as well. Both Antigone and Creon are affected by this conflict, but in different ways. Antigone is first introduced to us as a young and loyal girl to bother her brother and the gods, that only wants to make sure both her brothers have a proper burial; according to the laws placed by the gods if someone does not…

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  • The Yin And Yang Of Sophocles Antigone

    The Yin and Yang of Sophocles’ Antigone “A round of yin, then a round of yang, that equals Tao” (Fallon). Just like yin and yang, obligation to one’s people and one’s family must be balanced in order to achieve harmony. This is best seen in Sophocles’ Antigone, where Antigone is the yin with a fatal commitment to her brother and Creon is the yang with a staunch resolve to uphold the laws of his kingdom. Both these characters are lacking a crucial element of the other, and consequently reach a…

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  • Comparison Of The Island, By Sophocles Antigone

    by Athol Fugard, John Kani, and Winston Ntshona draws numerous parallels from Sophocles’ Antigone. Firstly, the roles are played by men. Secondly, the characters of the play denounce apartheid by performing this piece similar to how Antigone defies the law by burying her brother. Lastly, Winston shares parallels with Antigone. The story line and characters of The Island draw copious amounts of parallels from Sophocles’ Antigone. In Antigone, the roles were played by men, even the role of…

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  • Sight And Blindness In Oedipus The King

    In Oedipus the King, Sophocles emphasizes the eyesight of all of the characters; he draws the readers to consider both the literal ability of sight and sight of the truth. While enraged, Oedipus insults the blind prophet Teiresias, saying, "[Truth] has no strength for you because you are blind in mind and ears as well as your eyes" (370-372). Later, it becomes clear that Oedipus himself has been the blind one, in all senses. This focus on eyesight leads us to wonder why Oedipus thought blinding…

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  • Free Will In Sophocles Oedipus The King

    Fate is an inevitable and most often adverse outcome, condition, or we can say end, while free will is the ability or discretion to choose; free choice. In the story Oedipus the King, one of Sophocles masterpiece, free will plays an important and significant role in the story. In my honest opinion, I am up the view that fate only intervenes in one instance, but on the other hand this is not the case with Free will. Free will is distributed throughout the entire story. I do have a strong belief…

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  • Conflicts In Oedipus The King, By Sophocles

    us to have many conflicts with our relationships in life such as your friend, your family, etc. Conflicts in literature is described through three main points: human versus natural, human versus self and human versus human. “Oedipus the King” by Sophocles, is a good example. In this story, Oedipus versus natural (the Gods) because he does not believe in his fate, Oedipus versus himself when he has struggles to be a good leader and human versus human when Oedipus tried to refute the truth after…

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