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  • Antigone
    In Sophocles's Antigone, Creon orders that Antigone be entombed alive as punishment for her act of burying the body of her brother, Polynices. This sentence is given in lieu of a public execution,...

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  • Antigone
    Creon’s original decree prohibiting the burial of the bodies of any of those who had fought against Thebes set the punishment at death by stoning. However, when he is faced with the reality that...

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  • Antigone
    In analyzing a quote like this one, you will want to comment on its face value meaning by providing a paraphrase or literal explanation; comment on any interesting use of words, literary devices,...

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  • Antigone
    Antigone shows her strong-willed nature throughout the play, never wavering in her resolve to do the right thing. She is willing to die for what she believes in and won't give in or allow anyone to...

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  • Antigone
    In Antigone, Creon decided that Antigone, as punishment for burying her brother, Polynices, would be entombed alive. Creon ordered that Antigone be sealed in a cave with food, as he claimed was the...

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  • Antigone
    Polyneices, the son of Oedipus and Jocasta, has been left unburied because Creon, king of Thebes and brother of Jocasta (both uncle and grand uncle to Polyneices) has issued a decree forbidding his...

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  • Antigone
    Pride Creon's chief flaw, and ultimately his downfall, lies in his refusal to admit that he is wrong. By the time that he does, it is already too late to save Antigone. He only admits to his pride...

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  • Antigone
    In the Prologue of Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone calls her sister, Ismene, out of the palace to speak to her. She wants to tell Ismene privately about Creon's edict that Polyneices, their...

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  • Antigone
    The conflict between divine law and civic law drives much of the plot in the tragedy Antigone. Antigone represents divine law because she has chosen to bury her brother to fulfill the requirements...

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  • Antigone
    Antigone wishes to bury her brother, Polyneices, who has been killed in a battle with her other brother, Eteocles, and she wants her sister Ismene to help her. The problem is that Polyneices...

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  • Antigone
    In the play, King Oedipus has died, leaving his two sons, Eteocles and Polynices, to battle over the throne. When both Eteocles and Polynices die in combat, Creon becomes the king of Thebes. As...

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  • Antigone
    Creon speaks these words to the Chorus about Antigone (and in the presence of Antigone). Prior to this speech, Antigone explains why she went against Creon’s orders and buried her brother. The...

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  • Antigone
    In the play, Antigone is sentenced to death by her uncle, King Creon, for the crime of burying her brother, Polynices. Polynices had been killed during an attempt to take Thebes from his brother,...

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  • Antigone
    Antigone opens with a dialogue between Antigone and Ismene, the daughters of Oedipus. In their dialogue, the two sisters discuss the death of their brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, as well as the...

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  • Antigone
    Creon tries to treat Antigone as best as he can considering her sympathy towards her brothers' deaths. Creon is now the ruler of Thebes, much to the dismay of Antigone. She is much more of a...

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  • Antigone
    To answer simply, Antigone and Ismene are sisters. They are the sisters of Polynices and Eteocles, who die prior to the start of Antigone. They are the daughters of Oedipus, and Creon is their...

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  • Antigone
    There are certain classic characteristics that Western heroes and heroines tend to exhibit in literature and plays. These characteristics are flaws, determination, compassion, a sense of justice,...

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  • Antigone
    The simple answer here is that the chorus in Antigone is not composed of Maenads. To help you as you study Greek tragedy, this answer will unpack your question and address the role of the chorus,...

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  • Antigone
    This is an interesting question because Creon is usually not a character who is associated with bravery. Typically, Antigone is seen as the heroine in this story, even though her bravery ultimately...

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  • Antigone
    Creon's view of women were very much grounded in the society in which Sophocles was raised. Ancient Athens was what is sometimes described as a strongly "homosocial" culture, one in which men...

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  • Antigone
    Antigone is one of the classic Greek tragedies and many contemporary plays continue to draw inspiration from it. In the play, Antigone faces off with Creon, the new king, who orders that she cannot...

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  • Antigone
    In addition to the several excellent distinctions drawn in the previous post, we can take a thematic approach to distinguishing Julius Caesar and Antigone. While both plays deal with issues of...

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  • Antigone
    Antigone and Creon are opposed to each other in Antigone, but they both show their courage in a similar way. These characters represent different sides of a political dispute. Antigone values...

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  • Letter from Birmingham City Jail
    Rule breakers come in a variety of forms. Possibly the first kind of rule breaker that comes to mind is a basic criminal. The connotation of criminality is that the laws being broken are in place...

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  • Antigone
    Among the many notable elements of Antigone that might be discussed in analyzing the play, we might look at (1) the essential and highly important thematic differences between the characters of...

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  • Antigone
    The external conflict between Antigone and Ismene is detailed at the very start of Antigone. It begins when Antigone details to Ismene that: Creon buried our brother Eteocles / With military...

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  • Antigone
    Antigone was not married and had no children. She is engaged to be married to Creon's son, Haemon, but because she is sentenced to death and ends up killing herself, Creon has taken away her chance...

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  • Antigone
    The conflict between Haimon and Creon mirrors a conflict that routinely occurs in the play, which is the conflict between the old and the new. This conflict reignites between Haimon and Creon....

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  • Antigone
    In the Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles, Creon's primary conflict is with himself, although he doesn't see it that way until the end of the play. He believes he is struggling with Antigone,...

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  • Antigone
    In the opening scene of Sophocles's drama, the discussion between Antigone and Ismene reveals different examples of conflict. As the drama opens, both sisters are struggling with the law that Creon...

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  • Antigone
    The question of whether Creon or Antigone acts with greater honor is a central issue in Sophocles' tragedy. The area of disagreement between the two characters is whether Polyneices, Antigone's...

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  • Antigone
    As Sophocles' tragedy Antigone opens, Antigone is explaining to her sister, Ismene, what she plans to do and asks her to help. Antigone intends to give her fallen brother, Polyneices, a proper...

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  • Antigone
    To answer this question, it is helpful to look at the scene between Creon and the Sentry. When Creon tells a Sentry that his "very voice distresses" him, the Sentry responds: SENTRY: Are you sure...

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  • Antigone
    Greek plays were performed as part of religious ceremonies, and their goal was to teach the audience valuable lessons. In Antigone, Creon is guilty of extreme pride and stubborn arrogance. By...

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  • Antigone
    The entry-song of the chorus, located in lines 100 - 154 of Sophocles' drama Antigone, poetically tells the story of what occurred the night before the play begins. Polyneices and Eteocles,...

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  • Antigone
    Yes, the tragedy in Oedipus Rex is similar to that in Antigone if we consider the definition of tragedy as posited by Aristotle. In both plays, there is a tragic hero--Oedipus and Creon...

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  • Antigone
    When Ismene speaks of women's weaknesses and how this makes them incapable of fighting with men, she communicates a traditional view of women in society. Antigone has asked Ismene to help her break...

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  • Antigone
    The quotation you cite refers to the deaths of Polynices and Eteocles. Antigone and her sister Ismene have been "robbed" of their two brothers because the two went to war over the rulership of...

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  • Antigone
    In Antigone, Antigone says both to Creon and to her sister Ismene that she is destined to die because of the curse on the family, so she is happy to at least die a death with the honor that will...

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  • Antigone
    This question is entirely subjective, so one could argue either side. However, one could argue that Creon should have changed his opinion regarding sentencing Antigone to death for burying...

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  • Antigone
    Before I give you my thoughts on this question, I want to discuss the idea of free will for a moment. Free will is a trickier concept than it seems. Consider, for example, a question that has...

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  • Antigone
    In Antigone, Haemon does not deserve to die. Does anyone really "deserve" to die? That said, Haemon has not done any wrong to other characters, besides possibly insulting his father Creon by...

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  • Antigone
    In Antigone, Antigone says that the worst kind of death is a death without honor. She believes that the laws of the gods trump the laws of men. As such, the gods hold that family members need to...

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  • Antigone
    In the Prologue to Antigone, the first six lines are Antigone's statement to her sister Ismene: "Ismene, dear sister, / You would think that we had already suffered enough / For the curse on...

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  • Antigone
    In Antigone, the chorus tries to help Creon see the error of his ways. For example, at the end of Scene 2, the Choragos (the leader of the chorus) questions Creon's motive for wanting to also put...

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  • Antigone
    In Antigone, Creon has hamartia and exhibits hubris. Creon is a new king in Thebes, so he is a bit insecure regarding his position among the people. As a result, Creon gets wrapped up in proving...

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  • Antigone
    In Antigone, Creon orders that the body of Polynices be left out to rot in the sun and be eaten by carrion and dogs. He decrees that anyone who breaks this order and moves the body to give it a...

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  • Antigone
    In Antigone, the quotation noted above regarding the "two debts to pay" is given by Tiresias to Creon. In Scene 5, Tiresias comes to Creon to give him advice about his decree and his actions to...

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  • Antigone
    Creon has several reasonable positions. He says, "Never, by deed of mine, shall the wicked stand in honour before the just." There's nothing wrong with giving honor to the good and withholding...

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  • Antigone
    In Antigone, Creon thinks that Eteocles should receive a proper burial because he fought in honor of Thebes. After Oedipus exiles himself and eventually dies, the decision is made that Eteocles...

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