I have to make a concept board on the play of Antigone. It needs to be abstract representation of the world and the characters from the play Antigone . I'm encouraged to use paper towel tub, plastics, Nonconventional objects to create my board. And I have explain what the lines ,color and texture say about the play Antigone.?!! I need help what to put on my board. Please help me it's due tomorrow
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While there are several ways to illustrate the conflicts, themes ("choices and their consequences; custom and tradition; gods and religion, and betrayal"), and interactions of Sophocles's Antigone, here are some ideas that may spur others from you:
- Critics agree that Antigone and Creon are caught in "double blinds":
Creon - 1. He feels his will is more important than the rulings of the gods.
2. He demands that civil law be obeyed first. (He views civil law as of more importance than the laws of the gods)
Antigone - 1. She violates civil laws in burying her brother
2. She cannot disregard the religious duty she has to her brother.
These "double blinds" could be demonstrated by using chess figures/ dark and white, and covering them with little cut strips of tape as though they are blindfolds.
- Influence of the gods, Ancient traditions
Zeus is certainly invoked several times in this play. Burial customs are influential. These could be symbolized with cut-outs of pictures of statues of Zeus, etc., and illustrated with figures and mounds of sand/dirt.
In Ode III, Scene 4, Antigone alludes to the story of Niobe, and Tantalos her father, stories that relate to the plot of this tragedy. So, these tales could be illustrated. These stories can be tied to Antigone with lines
- Conflict of Conscience vs. Laws
A diagram could be drawn with three columns under the words LAWS BROKEN that are put in a box above the columns and connected with lines to these words: Who? Why? Results?
- The Chorus and the Tieresias
The influence of the Chorus and the Tieresias should not be overlooked. certain scenes in which they play strong roles could be illustrated with symbols, figures, etc.
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