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Cover request for Sophocles I 2 16 Jan 28, Tiresias, the blind prophet, enters. The modern church preaches sin as being rebellion against God of which we are all guiltyand then goes on to bombard us with what constitutes sin. However the biblical view is that death is more to do with the break down of our relationships, particularly our relationship with God, than it is with the absence of life. Refresh and try again. Antigone discusses the event with her sister, Ismene, who advises against such a course.

I am not sure if the plot was exactly my favorite but the words alone were enough to rock me into a happy lull of entertainment and contentment. Antigone analysis, themes, trivia, audio, video. Sign In Register Help Basket. Antigone justifies her actions by telling Creon that she is obeying the law of her family and the law of the Gods and would do it again. Creon, furious, orders the Sentry to find the culprit or face death himself.

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A chill remains in the air and yet a glimmer of hope persists, even now. She’s strong, brave and complex. Antigone and Creone and Haemon and Tiresias puts up their own arguments. And that is what makes this work so fiery. As Antigone is taken off, Creon sends her to be walled up in a cave to die alone. A special order item has limited availability and the seller may source this title from another supplier.

Sophocles’s play was meant to be an examination of the budding democracy rising against the old tyranny, and again, he chose a woman to embody that “bud”.

But now I realize what a stupid I was to have delayed reading such a piece of beauty This is a mini-review on the final one, Antigone, which was my second favorite — Oedipus Rex was of course, my favorite.

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There let her pray to the one god she worships: Aug 11, Paul Fulcher rated it really liked it Shelves: New A new book is a book previously not circulated to a buyer. I do disagree with the treatment of Antigone in the play, for she is not categorized as the tragic hero, that role is given by Sophocles, to Creon, and he goes and undermines Antigone as a lunatic from a highly dysfunctional family.

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Ben Rauscher This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ I took it to be significant. Unfortunately we cannot really look to Oedipus at Colonus to see the beginning of Creon’s downfall because this play is not the final part of a trilogy, at least in the Aeschylan sense of a trilogy, though it is noticeable that when the copyists chose seven plays of Sophocles to preserve for posterity three of the Theban plays were kept which in a sense formed a trilogy, and in this trilogy we see Creon go from being a loyal servant of Oedipus to a ruthless tyrant that believes that he is the state and that his words are not to be disobeyed.

Feb 22, Peggy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Ismene sofo,le to help her, not believing that it will actually be possible to bury their brother, who is under guard, but she is unable to stop Antigone from going to bury her brother herself. The Chorus delivers a choral ode to the god Dionysus god of wine and sofoke the theater; this part is the offering to their patron god.

While the conflict seems simple enough, it involves two competing arenas, political and religious. Discussion Four – Antigone by Sophocles. Polyneices’s body is left to rot outside the walls of the city where birds can pick at the flesh of the corpse.

But, ultimately, I think it would be best to call this an adaptation rather than a translation. PowerManager WakeLocks to keep the processor from sleeping or the screen from dimming. Add to wishlist E-mail a link to this book. Antigone’s act of defiance is inspiring. View all 9 comments. She is strong-willed, determined and forceful, yet respectful and fair in her arguments.


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Creon, not Antigone, follows the tragic hero trajectory. Then there is the war that the state embarks on that many members of the state disapprove of, and as a loyal soldier to the state, do you obey the state by embarking on a quasi-legal adventure, or do you uphold your morals by refusing, and face punishment or even gaol. Back in Thebes, Eteocles and Polyneices, the sons of Oedipus, have killed each other through their battle over the thrown.

Now, this sofikle not always the case in Greek tragedy as at times the Chorus will split and then argue with itself, in a way representing division amongst the sofokkle. Combining Editions of Sophocles’ Antigone. With her last breath, she cursed her husband.

The order antjgona valued so much has been protected, and he is still the king, but he has acted against the gods and lost his children and his wife as a result.

Creon mentions a number of times that he, as the king, is the state, and thus his laws are to be obeyed. Now, the Greek concept of death, the absence of life, and the removal of ourselves from this world, is somewhat different to the Biblical concept of death. What a work it was.!!

It’s a Greek tragedy, yes, but in real life, Creon often gets what he wants and the Antigones of the world are still screaming behind high walls. Lovers of Greek Tragedy. So what do we learn from this? As with Electra, Antigone is a woman alone facing the self-righteousness of an elder qntigona unwilling to lose face or learn anything new he hasn’t s Well, this resonated deeply with me. A lonely toy bear on an empty shop shelf on Christmas Eve in first captured the attention of Michael Bond, who kindly shared Paddington with the world.