Antigone and Creon.
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Antigone and Creon. by Ivan Mortimer Linforth

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Published by University of California Press in Berkeley .
Written in English


  • Sophocles.

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SeriesUniversity of California publications in classical philology -- 15:5
ContributionsUniversity of California, Berkeley.
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Open LibraryOL21085766M

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In Sophocles. The story of Antigone was addressed by the fifth-century BC Greek playwright Sophocles in his Theban plays. Oedipus Rex. Antigone and her sister Ismene are seen at the end of Oedipus Rex as Oedipus laments the "shame" and "sorrow" he is leaving his daughters to. He then begs Creon to watch over them, but in his grief reaches to take them with him as he is led away. The first thing Creon does in Antigone is declare a harsh but understandable law. He proclaims that while the body of Eteocles will be buried with dignity, the corpse of Polyneices will be left to rot on the field of battle. Anyone who attempts to honor Polyneices's body with burial will be sentenced to death. In both the movie and the book Antigone is a stubborn girl who fights for what she believes in whether it be wrong or right, Ismene is a beautiful girl who is also coward but then later becomes brave when Antigone gets caught, Creon is a proud king who loves his power, and Haemon is engaged to Antigone and he loves her very much. Antigone (/ æ n ˈ t ɪ ɡ ə n i / ann-TIG-ə-nee; Ancient Greek: Ἀντιγόνη) is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before BC.. Of the three Theban plays Antigone is the third in order of the events depicted in the plays, but it is the first that was written. The play expands on the Theban legend that predates it, and it picks up where Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes ends.

Compare/Contrast Creon and Antigone In Antigone written by Sophocles, there are two main characters, Antigone and Creon. In the play, King of Thebes, Creon has announced to everyone in the city that no one can mourn or bury Polyneices. Before Creon became a king, Polyneices and Eteocles were fighting to be the king of Thebes after his father, Oedipus died. ANTIGONE ISMENE EURYDICE CREON HAIMON TEIRESIAS A SENTRY A MESSENGER CHORUS SCENE: Before the Palace of Creon, King of Thebes. A central double door, and two lateral doors. A platform extends the length of the façade, and from this platform three steps lead down into the “orchestra”, or chorus-ground. Important quotes by Creon in The Oedipus Plays. Early in Antigone, Creon speaks to the leader of the Chorus about the beliefs that put him in conflict with the protagonist, holds onto these beliefs stubbornly throughout most of the play, and his refusal to consider another viewpoint results in the tragic deaths of Antigone and his own son Haemon.   Welcome to Antigone Books America's First % Solar-Powered Bookstore N. 4th Ave. ()

Creon Antigone Sophocles Quotes. Free Daily Quotes. Subscribe Sophocles — Greek Poet Sophocles is one of three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. His first plays were written later than those of Aeschylus, and earlier than or contemporary with those of Euripides. Time: Creon’s reign. Book Summary. First Act. The sun was coming up. Antigone was exiting the palace and Ismene came after her. Antigone was telling her sister about the recent events and news brought to her by Creon. In order to introduce the reader to the play the previous events are described in footnote. The play begins in medias res. ANTIGONE Ask Creon, he's thy kinsman and best friend. ISMENE Why taunt me? Find'st thou pleasure in these gibes? ANTIGONE 'Tis a sad mockery, if indeed I mock. ISMENE O say if I can help thee even now. ANTIGONE No, save thyself; I grudge not thy escape. ISMENE Is . Ἀντιγόνη = Antigone, Sophocles Antigone is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before BC. It is the third of the three Theban plays chronologically, but was the first written. The play expands on the Theban legend that predated it and picks up where Aeschylus' Seven Against Thebes ends/5(K).