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Literature

Antigone and Oedipus Rex Are Both Tragic

Words: 1790
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Antigone and Oedipus Rex are both tragic plays by Sophocles. In many ways, these plays are similar to one another as tragedies. For one, they are part of the…

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Death and Dying  (general)

Antigone Is the Last Play in the

Words: 998
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Antigone is the last play in the Oedipus cycle written by Sophocles. In the play, Antigone, the Oedipus's sister-daughter challenges her uncle, Creon, who has ascended the Theban throne…

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Drama - World

Antigone A Clash of State and Personal

Words: 999
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Antigone: A clash of state and personal values Sophocles' drama Antigone unfolds the tale of the tragic daughter of Oedipus Rex. At the beginning of the play Antigone is…

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Literature

Antigone Along With Its Companion

Words: 978
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

As a character, Creon is almost and inverse of Antigone, because his concern for his own authority trumps his love for his own family, as he all but disowns…

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Mythology

Antigone as Tragic Heroine in

Words: 1077
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Thus, the nobility of Antigone's character lies in her reluctance to condemn her sister, whereas her tragic flaw lies in her fanatical devotion to the men in her family,…

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Term Paper

Family and Marriage

Antigone What Is Fate and What Is

Words: 1774
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Antigone hat is fate, and what is free will? In Sophocles' play Antigone, both fate and free will are important in determining the outcome of the play. Fate is…

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Mythology - Religion

Antigone Literature Has the Ability to Reflect

Words: 1810
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Antigone Literature has the ability to reflect the society in which the piece was created and the cultural beliefs of that community. This cultural perspective also has to do…

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Family and Marriage

Antigone Sophocles' Antigone Is a Story That

Words: 1157
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Antigone Sophocles' Antigone is a story that has several strong characters, each set up cleverly in order to demonstrate the role that personality traits and the strength of conviction…

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Mythology - Religion

Antigone Sophocles' Antigone Has Been Widely Interpreted

Words: 866
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Antigone Sophocles' Antigone has been widely interpreted as a play about a young woman's admirable courage of conviction. This rather straightforward interpretation is largely the result of a plot…

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Literature

Antigone Philosophers Like Aristotle Noticed

Words: 679
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Both Antigone and Creon are determined and obstinate. Both exhibit the tragic flaw of hubris, because neither one is willing to surrender his or her will. However, Creon was…

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Literature

Antigone Is One of the

Words: 1051
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Research Paper

However, there are a number of similarities in the two writings, ranging from the dominance of men over women to the determination of women to do as they please,…

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Mythology - Religion

Antigone Sophocles an Athenian Politician and Dramatist

Words: 823
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Antigone Sophocles, an Athenian politician and dramatist, wrote Antigone and Oedipus the King, two famous works, known for the connection of tragedy between generations of the characters. Indeed, Antigone's…

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Sports - Women

Antigone and Ismene

Words: 1815
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Hot-button topics like abortion and related women's rights are commonly addressed by feminists and non-traditional women. That is not to say that traditional women do not believe they should…

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Literature

Antigone Odyssey Greek Value Systems

Words: 893
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

But her loyalty is not to her father or brother, but to her husband, thus it is viewed more charitably in the ancient Greek system of values. Also, her…

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Sports - Women

Antigone as a Feminist Heroine

Words: 1506
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Antigone: A Feminist Heroine or Just a Dutiful Sister? The question of whether Antigone, the title character of the third tragedy within Sophocles' Theban trilogy, is indeed a feminist…

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Literature

Antigone A Kaleidoscopic Woman of

Words: 1525
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Thus, it is evident that Antigone's capacity for devotion and love has different hues and is, therefore, kaleidoscopic in nature. Unfortunately, it is perhaps this very mercurial quality that…

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Essay

Plays

Antigone the Game of Fate

Words: 1240
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Antigone's Fate / Antigone: The Game Of Fate The play Antigone, composed by Sophocles, informs us that fate cannot be controlled by anyone. Fate is an essential part of…

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Essay

Drama

antigone's morals and tragic fate

Words: 1039
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Antigone is the dutiful daughter of Oedipus, whose own tragic fate was passed on to Antigone and her siblings, as Antigone points out in the very first lines of…

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Literature

Antigone and Creon's Vanity

Words: 494
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

The Problem of Creon’s Pride In Sophocles’ drama Antigone, the society of Thebes is troubled by yet another set of standards and rulers. As the plot is introduced and…

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Term Paper

Drama - World

Sophocles' Antigone Is Motivated to Disobey Creon's

Words: 2653
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Sophocles' "Antigone" Antigone is motivated to disobey Creon's edict and give her brother, Polyneices, a proper burial because she believes both Eteocles and Polyneices deserve the same honor, to…

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Business - Law

Sophocles Antigone in Sophocles Play

Words: 1072
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Antigone suggests that Creon has defied the divine law even though he claims to promote lawful behavior, suggesting that he violate ritual and that it is her duty to…

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Literature

Cause Effect Character Pride and Heroism Antigone

Words: 1725
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Essay

Sophocles explores the connection between fate and character in the play Antigone, in which the title character becomes a classic tragic hero due to flaws like hubris. However, it…

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Essay

Plays

Creon as a Tragic Hero

Words: 912
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Creon as a Tragic Hero Antigone, a play written by Sophocles consisted of three main themes, all of which play a significant role in the portrayal and understanding of…

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Term Paper

Literature

Self in Antigone and Hamlet

Words: 1715
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Hamlet, however, is full of hesitation. He does not experience the type of confidence Antigone does and suffers because of it. These characters are not abnormal; they are exaggerated…

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Research Paper

Literature

Doll's House and Antigone Sophocles and Henrik

Words: 1202
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Research Paper

Doll's House and Antigone Sophocles and Henrik Ibsen explore the philosophical discussion of judgment in Antigone and A Doll's House, respectively. In Antigone, the title character questions the right…

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Essay

Literature

Theatrical Analysis of Macbeth and Antigone

Words: 2314
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Essay

Theatrical Analysis of Macbeth and Antigone The most accounted features of a tragedy are the gloominess of atmosphere, solemnity of action, mental conflicts, strain, suspense and capability of capturing…

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Sports - Women

Oedipus and Antigone Questions Answered

Words: 683
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

e learn that women are very dependent on the men in their lives for social standing. Creon is more sympathetic than Oedipus. hile he is very straightforward, he does…

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Family and Marriage

Role of Creon the Play Antigone Can

Words: 648
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Role of Creon The play Antigone can certainly speak to a modern audience, because it is about the dangers of hubris, or the arrogant feeling that one can do…

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1 Pages
Essay

Business - Ethics

Judgment Sophocles' Antigone Illustrates the

Words: 323
Length: 1 Pages
Type: Essay

Good judgment is something that comes from careful consideration of the issue and understanding all of the steps that have lead to the development of the particular dilemma faced.…

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Research Proposal

Literature

Tragic Truth the Search for

Words: 1330
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Research Proposal

It recounts the travails of Antigone, daughter of Oedipus the former king of Thebes, who disobeys King Creon in burying the body of her slain brother. She knows that…

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Essay

Literature

Nature of Justice -- Secular or Divine

Words: 1035
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Nature of Justice -- ecular or Divine? Comparative Essay The comparison of Antigone and Dante's Inferno is interesting as they are really quite different in style, tone, context, and…

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Term Paper

Literature

Major Themes in European Literature

Words: 2421
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Term Paper

contemplated an individual's relationship with his or her environment. In Oedipus Rex and Antigone, Sophocles explores the relationship an individual has with the world and society. In each of…

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Family and Marriage

Family vs Society in Sophocles'

Words: 693
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Though Antigone is certainly the protagonist of the play, she makes her decision very early in the action -- she chooses to bury her brother despite the civil disobedience…

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Essay

Drama - World

Creon of Oedipus and the

Words: 587
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

He is hurting from being blame for this crime, however in Antigone, he falsely accuses people. He becomes heartless between both stories due to the personal experience he went…

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Term Paper

Drama - World

Creon the Play Oedipus the

Words: 865
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

This is a major departure from the Creon seen in Oedipus Rex and reflects his changed role. In addition, he sees changing one's mind as a weakness, "womanish," an…

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Literature

Tragedy in the Oedipus Trilogy Sophocles Is

Words: 1937
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Tragedy in the Oedipus Trilogy Sophocles is considered to be one of the greatest Greek dramatists, and remains among the most renowned playwrights even today. The Greek tragedy is…

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Essay

Black Studies - Philosophy

Hubris The Good the Bad

Words: 1207
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

She is committed like Creon but for purely unselfish reasons. e see this when she tells Ismene, "I will bury him myself. / And even if I die in…

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Family and Marriage

Creon State vs Family the

Words: 1144
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Not following his own rules, in the end, would make him attractive to Thebes as he would stay close to the rules of Gods. Following his words, would have…

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Literature

Sophocles An Ancient Voice for

Words: 890
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

If Oedipus had controlled his temper instead, he might have averted his awful fate. Sophocles uses this parable to make a statement about man's responsibilities. Even today, people are…

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Black Studies - Philosophy

Education and Proper Behavior for

Words: 1044
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

He believed, a bit more than Sophocles, that through behavior, humans can actually change fate. Fate does control, yes, but only punishes those who fly in the face of…

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Essay

Mythology - Religion

Covenants in Genesis and Oedipus

Words: 2011
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Essay

How could that be true when that child was left in the woods to die? Oedipus is calmed, but he still sets out to solve the murder-mystery and punish…

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Literature

Tom Tigone Women Men and

Words: 2189
Length: 7 Pages
Type: Term Paper

It is entirely through such efforts that the larger impact of the novel is made. One scene in particular is meant as an especially compelling emotional allegory, and is…

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Black Studies - Philosophy

Greek Civilization Compare Greek Religion in the

Words: 870
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Greek Civilization: Compare Greek religion in the two different periods in history in the eighth century, the time of Homer, and in the fifth century BCE, according to the…

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Mythology - Religion

Ancient Text Explains or Demonstrates

Words: 749
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

In the "Odyssey" Achilles says to Odysseus, that it is better to be a living dog than honored in Hades. Submission to fate is ultimately what the Greeks seem…

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Term Paper

Mythology - Religion

Sophocles I Questions Sophocles' Royal

Words: 1272
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Question Haemon is in an impossible position. Although it could be argued that Antigone is in an impossible position as well, forced to choose between obeying the will of…

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Mythology - Religion

Gentleman and Benevolence Confucian Benevolence

Words: 676
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

He was also severing his bond to his subjects like Antigone, whose rights to act in a morally pious fashion were part of their rights as his citizens. A…

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Literature

Biblical Themed Short Stories

Words: 2265
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

prim geography teacher. She is a disciplinarian who adopts strict rules for her classroom. Her teaching style is a common-sense method with her former students and citizens of Liberty…

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Creative Writing

Literature

Plot Map Sophocles Oedipus the King

Words: 1237
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Creative Writing

Plot Map of Sophocles Oedipus the KingPlot Map DiagramClimax: Oedipus sends for the man who survived the tragic attack in which his father was killed to see if the…

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Term Paper

Mythology

Clash of the Titans the

Words: 1412
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

(Rose 307) Rose cites the repeated imagery of flying in the film, finding that this matches what critic Philip Slater says about the Freudian and phallic images in the…

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Essay

Literature

Hero One of the Most Pervasive Archetypes

Words: 1421
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

Hero One of the most pervasive archetypes in literature is the hero. The Greeks presented a complex and very human type of hero, often referred to as the tragic…

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Essay

Literature

Various Short Story Assignments

Words: 1219
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Essay

prim geography teacher. She is a disciplinarian who adopts strict rules for her classroom. Her teaching style is a common-sense method with her former students and citizens of Liberty…

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Research Proposal

Literature

Clytemnestra and Iphigenia One of

Words: 909
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Research Proposal

This temper surely gave Clytemnestra the ability to withstand her "wretched life" by serving as a type of emotional outlet for her anger and disappointment related to being imprisoned…

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Book Review

Drama - World

Duty A Father His Son

Words: 764
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Book Review

Instead, they carried out their missions without question, and effectively won the war with their attention to detail and sense of duty. The book makes the reader question their…

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Term Paper

Literature

Oedipus the King by and

Words: 1446
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Sophocles writes, "Tiresias: That's your truth? Now hear mine: honor the curse your own mouth spoke. From this day on, don't speak to me or to your people here.…

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Sports - Women

Women in Greek and Hebrew

Words: 1632
Length: 5 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Deborah is believed to have played a key role in public arena. Even in the male dominant society of Israel, Deborah's orders were followed and people looked up to…

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Essay

Psychology

Behavior Prejudice and Social Psychology Gender-Based Stereotypes

Words: 1930
Length: 6 Pages
Type: Essay

behavior? Prejudice and social psychology Gender-based stereotypes and influence of society Cultural impact of host cultures The contribution of Stanley Milgram has been significant in the field of social…

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Essay

Literature

Sophocles Oedipus

Words: 580
Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Sophocles' Oedipus the King Look up and/or reflect on the meaning of: Tragedy: A tragedy is any event which causes great suffering and stress, such as the death of…

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Term Paper

Literature

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs Seacole in Many

Words: 1160
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Wonderful Adventures of Mrs. Seacole in Many Lands by Mary Seacole and Middlemarch by George Eliot may seem like strange texts to read in consort. The latter is one…

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Black Studies

Martin Luther King Jr And Lewis Van

Words: 904
Length: 3 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Martin Luther King, Jr. And Lewis Van Dusen, Jr. state their respective positions on the feasibility of civil disobedience. Each argument is eloquent, well-organized, impassioned, and thorough. Martin Luther…

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Literature

Good Man Is Hard to Find Flannery

Words: 1512
Length: 4 Pages
Type: Term Paper

Good Man is Hard to Find Flannery O'Conner's short story, a Good Man is Hard to Find is a modern parable. The story is laced with symbolism and religious…

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