The character Antigone chooses not to conform to society. Instead she stays true to her religious beliefs. Sophocles portrays Antigone as being strong alone when no one else supports her decision to bury Polynices.
Antigone and Oedipus The King, written by Sophoclesare deeply tragic plays with a dramatic ending.
In both plays, fate arises the question: Or were their lives cursed upon by determination? With every event that took place, the possibility of another occurrence was either higher or lower. One can see that every action brings upon an ironic outcome. Also, the deadly flaw of hubris can be recognized, though each character expressed it for different reasons.
Antigone and Oedipus The King equally display the dramatic genre of a tragedy by combining, among all things, pride, death and punishment.
When Laius and Jocasta were told by the prophecy that their own son would be the cause of disaster in their lives, both tried to escape their predestined lives. The tragic irony emphasizes just how desperately Laius and Jocasta do not want to speak the obvious truth.
Both their actions begin a tragic pattern for the rest of Oedipus The King and Antigone. With each event that occurs, another follows based on the actions of the character. In Antigone, one can see this pattern as well. This pattern arises from each person trying to challenge the others authority.
Many disastrous things happen to the people in both plays, Death being one of them. Nearly every character is killed in some way or another.
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We'll occasionally send you account related and promo emails. Death arises from the fatal flaw… hubris, which the main protagonists of both plays possess. Oedipus, being the root of all disaster, is the most arrogant of all. With this, the reader can see how Sophocles uses dramatic ironyby using verbal irony.
In Antigone, Antigone possesses the same flaw, except her pride is in the name of moral righteousness. Again, one can see dramatic irony arise.
Antigone is condemned to death for her actions. Creon too carries with him this fatal flaw. Creon new authority transformed him into an overly proud person. Instead of death, Creon must live with the knowledge that he destroyed his immediate family, due to his pride.
In both plays, one can see how in the end, the antagonists recognize the harm they have caused, and decide to reside in pain and agony. Oedipus, after taunting Teiresias about being sightless, blinds himself. All along, Oedipus was the one without the ability to see things as they really were.
Creon recognizes his flaws and in doing so, he reaches a greater level of understanding. Antigone never reaches a level of understanding between her pride and love, Simply because her pride was not the cause of any immoral events.
Although, Antigone does reveal the character flaws which Creon possessed. She brought out his insecurities and weaknesses, by testing his authority when she went against his edict.
The tragic plays Oedipus The King and Antigone, both incorporate fate to demonstrate how each action made by the characters brings forth disastrous outcomes.
Every event was connected to a characters action. Which was to murder his father and marry his mother. This irony is persistent throughout Oedipus, because from the beginning the reader knows what Oedipus does not, that he is son of Laius and Jocasta.
Etc… Hubris, the deadly flaw that lead Oedipus, Antigone and Creon to their ruin, steered them to act in outrageously. One instance is when Oedipus, when looking for the murderer of his father.
He disagreed with the prophecy.Find great deals for Dover Thrift Editions: Antigone by Sophocles (, Paperback, Reprint). Shop with confidence on eBay! In this sense, the conflict between Antigone and Creon isn't one between individual and state but between justifiable moral imperitives.
I can understand why educators, particularly in the U.S., focus on issues of individual and state in "Antigone". Explain how the conflict between familial loyalty and civil obedience is resolved, how theme is revealed through resolution, and what you can learn about the ancient Greek culture through a .
Sophocles' Theban plays – Oedipus Tyrannos, Oedipus at Colonos and Antigone – stand at the fountainhead of world drama; they tell the story of Oedipus, Jocasta and Antigone, and the ancient Greek theme of power, both mortal and godlike is brought to the fore with stunning vitality.
Oedipus at Colonos is the middle play in the trilogy. One of the greatest, most moving of all tragedies, Antigone continues to have meaning for us because of its depiction of the struggle between individual conscience and state policy, and its delicate probing of the nature of human suffering.
A summary of Antigone, lines 1– in Sophocles's The Oedipus Plays. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Oedipus Plays and what it means. The preceding days have borne witness to the armed struggle between Eteocles and Polynices, sons of Oedipus and brothers to Antigone and Ismene.
In Sophocles' tragedy "Antigone," a power struggle erupts between Creon the King of Thebes, and Antigone, princess and daughter of Oedipus,carter after Creon publicly announces that Polyneices (Antigone's brother), will not be granted a right to burial after being slain in battle. Antigone is a famous play by Sophocles, and a part of the three Theban plays. The main protagonist is Antigone, daughter of the King Oedipus. Eteocles and Polyneices, sons of King Oedipus, are willed to share the throne, but war breaks out between them when one of them refuses to step down. HARRISBURG, Pa. – HACC Theatre will perform a modern interpretation of Sophocles’ classic Greek play, “Antigone,” Thursday, March 6 through Sunday, March 9, , at the Rose Lehrman Arts Center’s Studio Theatre on the Harrisburg Campus of HACC, Central Pennsylvania’s Community College.