Sophocles

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  • The Character Creon In Sophocles Antigone

    someone can also be the opposite of respect, it can be in a horrible manner by considering the other person with insolence. In other words, the behavior shown between one person and the other is the way in how they treat each other. Around 441 BC, Sophocles wrote the Antigone tragedy. In the play, Polynices and Eteocles were sons of Oedipus and Jocasta; they were the two brothers of the leading…

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  • Sophocles And Polynices In Antigone

    In this play of Antigone, characters are given choices to respond by emotion of oneself or the law. In Antigone there was two brothers Polynices and Eteocles. Eteocles and Polynices were suppose to share the throne of their deceased father but Eteocles wanted it all for himself so Polynices challenged him to a duel. They both ended up dying and they left Polynices to rot. The ruler, Creon, is Antigone's uncle. In Antigone it's against the law to bury Polyneices because Creon says Eteocles has…

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  • Main Conflict In Antigone, By Sophocles

    The German philosopher Hegel construed the play “Antigone” as “the tragic collision of right against right, with both sides equally justified.” This play was written by Sophocles, a Greek playwright, around 441 BC and gives us insight into his mindset on society and culture. The central conflict rises from the clash of the main character, Antigone, and her uncle, King Creon, over the role of man’s laws and god’s laws in society. Antigone’s two brothers Polyneices and Eteocles had slain each…

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  • Duty And Inequality In Sophocles Antigone And Creon

    In Sophocles Antigone, Sophocles utilizes the characters of Antigone and Creon to create complex conflicts that reflect upon balance between familial duty, piety, and duty to the Polis. It is through these conflicts that the struggle between Antigone and Creon is manifested. King Creon’s harsh edict forces Antigone to reconcile her allegiance to her family and her familial duty with her alliance to the city-state and her place within society. Through this intrapersonal struggle Antigone decides…

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  • An Analysis Of Sophocles 'Oedipus The King'

    Sometimes men find it hard to break free from their mothers. The tragic play, Oedipus the King by Sophocles, has a complex and interesting set of events that revolve around Oedipus and his relationship to his parents. Oedipus is a young king who is facing many galling challenges both mentally and physically. He becomes aware of a terrible curse that has fallen upon Thebes, that will only be lifted if the murderer of Laius, the former king, is prosecuted. Oedipus commits to the discovery and…

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  • Dramatic Irony In Sophocles 'Oedipus The King'

    mother and father’s curse will whip you from this land one day” (Sophocles 658). 12. What affect do Tiresias’s words have on Oedipus?…

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  • Blindness In Sophocles Oedipus The King

    short story, essay or play has a specific theme or message the author tries to have readers understand. Theme is an important thing for authors to push as it gives the reader a stronger and lasting impression. In Oedipus by Sophocles the theme of blindness is used. Sophocles uses blindness in a couple different ways. Although some characters suffer from blindness others become blind to the truth. Tiresias suffers from blindness as he is the blind prophet. Oedipus has the physical ability to see…

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  • Vision And Blindness In Oedipus The King By Sophocles

    The play, Oedipus The King, is believed to have been written by Sophocles around 430B.C., and produced, in Athens, Greece. The overall tone throughout the play is tragic, similar to the other plays written by Sophocles. Also just like other plays written by Sophocles, the time of this play is in the mythical past of ancient Greece, and takes place in Thebes. The main character, Oedipus himself, is a Greek mythical king of Thebes. Oedipus was a tragic hero in Greek mythology who accidentally…

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  • Creon's Character In Sophocles Antigone

    Creon the king of Thebes, is known to be the tragic hero in the play of Antigone. Creon, being known to treating everybody equally and expecting everyone to follow his rules, makes him a strong and powerful leader. Creon attempts to lean away from anarchy by setting these rules for his nation. The play does in fact agree with Creon's thoughts and reasoning of making these strict laws. Creon being the leader he is, would enchant himself with power and reliability by his citizens from looking…

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  • The Theme Of Blindness In Oedipus The King By Sophocles

    Well-known play writer, Sophocles, in his play Oedipus the King tells a dramatic story of a tragic hero that caused his own downfall. Sophocles’ purpose is to show his audience that excessive pride could be destructive. Sophocles creates a tragic story of a brave king that turned into a blind beggar to convince his audience that pride can hide one from seeing the truth. In Oedipus the King, blindness is an evident motif that was used throughout the play to show the reader that the worst…

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