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She is brought out of the house, and this time, she is sorrowful instead of defiant. Those of you who know the story w I am not well-schooled in tragedies–the Greek tragedies, that is–but when I learned that one of the books I intended to read for the Man Booker award this year was based on the story of Antigone, I thought now was a good time to have a look.

Now the Chorus does play an important role in Greek tragedy, and usually represents what the Greeks call the ‘Oklos’, or the crowd.

But now I realize what a stupid I was to have delayed reading such a piece of beauty Wickham is a scoundrel because Jane Austen created a scoundrel. Zena ustaje protiv muskarca, i protiv vladara.

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”.

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This review anttigona not focus on the play itself, but on the wonderful translation by Anne Carson. Tiresias responds that because of Creon’s mistakes, he will lose “a son of [his] own loins”[2] for the crimes of leaving Polyneices unburied and putting Antigone into the earth he does not say that Antigone should not be condemned to death, only that it is improper to keep a living body underneath the earth.

Creon decides to spare Ismene and to bury Antigone alive in a cave.


His independence is his downfall. There is an admission of his need, an acknowledgment of his common humanity with others. He refuses to heed the wisdom of others, when Kreon relents at the last, only to find his family dead and his city in despair. Antigone wants to bury Polyneices’ body, in defiance of Creon’s edict. But there’s one little thing keeping her from finding peace in her already fucked up life: But I do Greek drama.

Creon, by default, becomes king and his first order of business is to give Etocles a state funeral while leaving the body of Polyneices exposed. Get this app Please sign in before purchasing Why?

However, to the Greeks, or at least to Aristotle, Harmatia is a fatal character flaw.

In fact it has been suggested that higher suicide rates occur among truly lonely people than it does among people who are surrounded by friends. We would rather die than take back our words. And his conviction only gets socokle he refuses to hear what spfokle son and the city the natigona think about the situation.

In the opening of the play, Antigone brings Ismene outside the palace gates late at night for a secret meeting: 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.

The laws of man and the laws of gods? Feb 23, Mel Bossa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Creon is left in tatters.

There’s nothing like a good Greek tragedy. Creon becomes furious, and, thinking Ismene must have known of Antigone’s plan, seeing her upset, summons the girl. Subsequently I read a number of secondary pieces, though as I feared Creon is a symbol, whereas Antigone remains human, though her plight is class-conscious according to some, whereas others view matters as a collision of opposed ideas. Cover request for Sophocles I. There is no longer a discernible sense of right or wrong, only a thin line of morality that separates a tyrant from a man of justice.


Around the Year i The copy I have is by Penguin Little Black Classics series,and I was delaying reading it since the print was tiny and set in a style I didn’t like.

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Glossary Some terminology that may be used in this description includes: Tiresias warns Creon that Polyneices should antiona be urgently buried because the gods are displeased, refusing to accept any sacrifices or prayers from Thebes.

Trivia About Antigone The The She has an ear for modern language that makes this translation fresh and contemporary while honoring Sophocles true intention. Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, and she has also now lost her two brothers, who died fighting each other over the throne.

It is the third of the three Theban plays chronologically, but was the first written. Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother.

As such Creon wants to make sure that his authority sticks so when this law is broken he is forced to act. 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. View all 14 comments.