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Antigone

In Antigone, examine the views and values that exist in the conflict between Creon and Antigone.  

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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When Antigone decides to bury Polyneices, she is __________?

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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How is Haemon faithful in 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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What is the function of the Chorus in Jean Anouilh's Antigone? How, for example, does it relate to the players and to...

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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Analyze Antigone and why she insults insults Creon. What are the consequences for herself and for others?

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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Chorus In Antigone

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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How does Jean Anouilh use anachronisms in  his 1944 play 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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Who are two characters whose words, actions, or ideas contrast with Creon’s character?

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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What is the function of the Chorus in Anouilh's play? How, for example, does it relate to the players?

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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Contrast one aspect of Anouilh's Antigone with its counterpart in Sophocles's play.  Analyze how that difference...

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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Who is the tragic hero in Antigone, and what's Antigone's tragic flaw?

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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Quel est le cractere trajique de cette piése? Who is the tragic hero in "Antigone"?  

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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In Antigone by Jean Anuoilh, how relavent it is with what was happening in France at that time. He staged his play...

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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