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Antigone

Jean Anouilh's Antigone was first performed in Paris in February of 1944 during the Nazi occupation of France in World War II. The plot of Anouilh's play is essentially the same as the ancient...

Latest answer posted September 27, 2020, 11:19 pm (UTC)

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Antigone

In Antigone, Haemon exhibits his faithfulness in two ways: one to his father, and the other to Antigone (and by default the people of Thebes). After Creon makes the decision to banish Antigone...

Latest answer posted January 3, 2016, 9:17 pm (UTC)

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In the Antigone of Sophocles, written about 441 BC, the Chorus functions as an integral part of the play. The Chorus serves as a link between the play and the audience and provides counsel and...

Latest answer posted November 2, 2019, 9:45 pm (UTC)

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Antigone is one of four children of Oedipus, King of Thebes, who blinded himself and went into self-imposed exile with Antigone and her sister Ismene when he found out that he had killed his own...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2019, 11:48 pm (UTC)

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It is interesting to note that the values and views that the titular character in Sophocles's drama holds do not really change. Antigone is committed to honoring her family and validating the...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2014, 5:34 pm (UTC)

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Antigone's Insults of Creon We are supposed to analyze Antigone and why she insults insults Creon. What are the consequences for herself and for others? Hi there- I just finished teaching...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2007, 7:14 pm (UTC)

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In Antigone, Jean Anouilh centers on the opposition between Creon and Antigone and shows how Creon’s son, Haemon, also opposes his father’s ideas and actions. In opposing the king, both characters...

Latest answer posted May 31, 2020, 5:16 am (UTC)

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Before thinking about the chorus in Antigone specifically, it is important to realize that the Greek chorus was a common theatrical element that many playwrights of the time used, so the purpose of...

Latest answer posted February 18, 2018, 11:26 pm (UTC)

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There are several words or phrases that can be entered in the blank. One would be "defiant." When Antigone decides to bury Polyneices she is defiant against Creon's edict that forbade such a...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2013, 1:50 am (UTC)

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In Anouilh's version of "Antigone" the chorus is there to represent the views of the playwright and to remind the audience that it is watching a theatrical play, not a realist portrayal so we focus...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2009, 9:21 am (UTC)

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I think that the characterization of the titular character in both works represents a point of divergence. This contributes to the overall altered effect and meaning in Anouilh's version. In...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2014, 6:59 pm (UTC)

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Antigone est une tragédie grecque classique. Un critique a commenté que le genre de tragédie « traite la douleur et souffrant a causé quand un individu, défiant obstinément le dicte de volonté...

Latest answer posted January 6, 2009, 5:17 am (UTC)

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Anouilh wrote his adaptation of Antigone during the German occuptation of France of WW II. As a Frechman himself, Anouilh did not think too highly of the Germans, and in fact he was forced to edit...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2007, 1:16 pm (UTC)

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