But just as strong as creon's convictions are those of his niece antigone, sister to both of the dead young men—eteocles enshrined in his hero's tomb, polyneices lying naked on the ground, his nude, weapon-torn body exposed to the elements, to the ravenous birds from the moment she appears on stage. Because, we can presume, media members knew that differences of conscience from existing law are a bit of a gray area for most americans because, to some degree, our antigones have always been a little bit our heroes it's obviously not just antigone but if we called it the “antigone effect” — the tender. Antigone proceeds with unswerving resolution in her judgement of the situation she possesses complete confidence in her ability to choose and execute a just action she does not see the full situation she is blind to key elements of the problem she is like her father in most respects both antigone and oedipus claim to. I do not understand you help you in what 30 antigone: ismene, i am going to bury him will you come ismene: bury him you have just said the new law forbids it antigone: he is my brother and he is your brother, too ismene: but think of the danger think what creon will do antigone: creon is not enough to. Antigone's devotion to her father makes her an admirable character on her own, but also raises the audience's opinion of the sometimes cantankerous oedipus, as a figure able to inspire and keep such love as the heroine of antigone, oedipus' daughter grapples with fate on her own, not just as a child or a dutiful daughter. Antigone tells the story of a young woman who openly defies the king's edict not to bury her recently fallen brother the young woman is antigone the king she defies is creon complicating matters, creon is also her uncle who has just ascended to the throne of thebes tragedy precedes his ascension to the throne.
Antigone- she is the oldest daughter of oedipus and jocasta her name in greek means 'one who is of the opposite opinion' (anti = opposite, gnomi = opinion) she is the braver of oedipus' two daughters, and believes that her brother, polyneices, deserves a proper burial, so she sets out to do just that antigone is the one. The main conflict in antigone centers on a distinction between law and justice creon, the maternal uncle of antione and ismene, has made a decree: polynices, the brother of antigone and ismene was guilty not only of killing his brother, eteocles, but also of attacking the state and like all traitors polynices will be denied a. A rewriting of history, which is only ever told from the point of view of men” ( mohamad al attar) we were not born just to listen, just to obey, just to receive orders we should be able to stand up for something in our lives (mona, actress) by only participating in the theatre workshop antigone of syria, mona – and, together.
When creon came to power, he decreed that since polyneices was technically a traitor for fighting against thebes, his body should rot in the street without a proper burial if anyone was to bury the body, the punishment would be death antigone is horrified by this order and feels she must do what is just and right -- bury the. Everything you ever wanted to know about antigone in antigone, written by masters of this stuff just for you. But just as the duchess's virtue and independent-mindedness flood the murky recesses of webster's jacobean bloodbath with light, so, too, does the character of antigone meet creon's rigidity with startling moral rectitude arguing on behalf of the dignity of the dead in the presence of a ruler for whom. For some, secular law and rationality, as expressed by creon, are right, while antigone's religious approach is to be rejected as irrational for others, antigone's argument is the only one with validity the remaining views recognise various degrees of legitimacy in both arguments, eventually proving the impossibility of the.
Time and scene: the royal house of thebes it is still night, and the invading armies of argos have just been driven from the city fighting on opposite sides, the sons of oedipus, eteocles and polynices, have killed each other in combat their uncle, creon, is now king of thebes enter antigone. Since she loves both of her brothers, antigone decides to bury polyneices in spite of creon's order and tries to enlist her sister, ismene, in the task ismene refuses to break creon's law antigone says the law of the gods is more important than mortal man's law it is ironic that just as antigone is burying her. View all notes in his discussion with his son haemon, who comes to bid creon to save antigone as his future wife, creon explains that to kill her is the only way to remain faithful to the city her open disobedience to his orders would leave him no other choice (657–58) in fact, creon urges haemon to. (act i: scene i: line 57) this threat brings antigone farther apart from the only living family member that she has left she has her mind set so much on burying her brother that she will stop at nothing, not even threatening her opposing sister to do it since ismene has been through the same 3 hardships as antigone and is just.
Creon - antigone's uncle creon is powerfully built, but a weary and wrinkled man suffering the burdens of rule a practical man, he firmly distances himself from the tragic aspirations of oedipus and his line as he tells antigone, his only interest is in political and social order creon is bound to ideas of good sense, simplicity,.
In her very first speech, antigone only briefly alludes to her and her sister's circumstances, but a greek audience would have quickly filled in the gaps created by this 'in media res' device (meaning that sophocles begins the story 'in the middle of things') antigone believes that they are the final victims of the. Although sophocles wrote at least 120 plays, only seven have survived of his surviving plays, the most famous is oedipus the king, also known as oedipus rex or oedipus tyrannos ('tyrannos' signifies that the throne was not gained through an inheritance) the play is part of a trilogy along with antigone and oedipus at. Get an answer for 'in sophocles' antigone, what evidence is there that creon's decree is either just or unjust ' and find homework help for other antigone questions at enotes.