Essay on Art

The Classical Greek Literature Relationship to Tragedy in “Antigone”

What is the relationship between Antigone and Classical Greek literature related to tragedy? The relationship between Antigone in Classical Greek literature is evident through the story line in which two characters disagreement and personal choices lead to an notable twist of unexpected tragic events. “Tragedy is defined as the an event causing great suffering, destruction, […]

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The Sisterly Battle Between Antigone and Ismene 

In the play Oedipus at Colonus written by Sophocles, we see a great story play out of the end of the life of a great hero, Oedipus. Although the play is predominantly focused on his familial struggles trying to be resolved before his death, an interesting backstory can be seen taking place between both of […]

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Perception of Gender in Antigone and Things Fall Apart 

For the past thousands of years, cultures around the world have set strict systems of behavioral customs assigned to each gender. These customs restrict the freedom of women, and help to reinforce generation after generation the notion that women are inferior to men. Yet, as time has progressed, a common conception has formed that the […]

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Literary Critique of Antigone and Hamlet

When applying the concept of hamartia to both plays, Antigone and Hamlet, it leaves to question what are the fatal character flaws in both writings that lead to such tragic endings? Antigone is by Sophocles and was performed during the time when the Athens and Greek civilizations were at the peak of their power. (Creon […]

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Antigone, Ismene and Sexism in Ancient Greece

In the tragedy Antigone by playwright Sophocles, the main protagonist Antigone and her sister Ismene are mourning the death of their brothers Eteocles and Polynices after a war for control of Thebes in Ancient Greece. The sisters are in a disagreement about the fate of Polynices’ corpse, as King Creon who took control after their […]

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Antigone vs. Kreon: A Take on Sympathy

Upon currently taking a college course based upon what the good life consists of, Sophocles’ Antigone offers a new perspective that helps students gain a much better understanding of how others share a different view of what the “good life” may be. The play offers a multitude of situations, which allows for perfect opportunities to […]

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Antigone: Moral Obligation and Civil Disobedience

Greek tragedy often teaches moral lessons at the expense of human life and political will. Antigone is the tragic story of the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta of Thebes after the army of Argos vanishes and her brothers have killed each other on opposite sides of the battle. While the Greeks were well-aware of the […]

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Comparative Analysis – Antigone and Hamlet

While staying true to moral principles is admirable, it can end in tragedy. In analyzing two pieces of classical literature, the morally certain protagonists both share the distinction of tragic heroes. Their stories are different, but they are connected in that they are both defenders of what is right. Sophocles’s Antigone and William Shakespeare’s Hamlet […]

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Gender Ideology In Antigone

Antigone was written by Sophocles. He wrote three famous plays, but our focus is on Antigone. The play, Antigone, takes place in Thebes. The events of this play begin when one of Odebus’ sons kills his brother and King Creon prevents his burial. Antigone then decides that she will bury her brother even if she […]

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The Difference Between Sophocles Antigone, and Jean Anouilh Antigone

Reading the two versions of the tragedy of Antigone, it was a really interesting experience. Just to see how different the characters are, to see a similar storyline but it is played out differently. This is a book you should really attempt to compare with the original Greek tragedy Antigone, by Sophocles and the Jean […]

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A Reflection on The Comet’s Tail: A Memoir of Memory 

The Comet’s Tail is a memoir penned by Amy Nawrocki, which describes her summer after her freshman year of college. This summer would be a notable one, since it is one she does not remember. Nawrocki collected information from family, friends, and doctors notes and stitched them together to create a narrative about her struggle […]

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Sapolsky’s Baboons: A Primate’s Memoir Reflection 

Ever since author and primatologist Robert Sapolsky was little, he has always been interested in animals, especially primates. Although he originally wanted to study gorilla’s, he quickly discovered that for the research and questions he was asking, studying baboons would be better. One of Sapolsky’s books called A Primate’s Memoir: A Neuroscientist’s Unconventional Life Among […]

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Storm of Steel Memoir Analysis

On August 1914, War World I was underway, and Ernst Jünger went to war as a German soldier. While in his trench and looking back on the war, Jünger wrote an unemotional historical account of his time at the front. In Storm of Steel, Jünger provides a memoir of savagery while serving for the German […]

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is more than a story about a mans love for a women, but rather a mans will to achieve greatness as he perceived. Jay Gatsby was a man driven by money and power. He was a man with a vision, a vision to succeed in life. As a […]

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EXO’s Kai Confirmed for Role in New KBS Drama 

From the boxing ring to the top of Hollywood or from a singing band to a movie star, that is what goes in the showbiz industry nowadays. But come to think about it. Who would have predicted that Dwayne Johnson would become the highest grossing Hollywood actor today? Well, that is a story for another […]

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Characterization of Lady Macbeth

Many have tried to define the character of Lady Macbeth, perhaps the most memorable character of Shakespeare’s legendary tale of murderous ambition, Macbeth. As the play opens and Lady Macbeth is introduced, her motives are not fully visible until her second appearance in Act II Scene 2. As her motivation is realized, it seems very […]

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Macbeth Tragism

Macbeth is a tragic hero, a person of high rank who is brought to eventual ruinby a flaw in his character Macbeth’s tragic flaw is his ambition, which leadshim to a series of bloody and increasingly indefensible acts. The most apparentflaw, and perhaps the most tragic in Macbeth’s character, is his lack ofpatients and temperance. […]

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Oedipus The King Summary Persuasive

Oedipus The King; Did the prophecy cause his destiny?Undoubtedly there has been a tremendous amount of speculation and dissection of this play by countless people throughout the ages. I can only draw my own conclusions as to what Sophocles intended the meaning of his play to be. The drama included a number of horrific and […]

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Macbeth – 3627 words – College

“They met me in the day of success, and I have learned by the most perfect report, they have more in them than mortal knowledge”. Lady Macbeth is reading the letter in which Macbeth tells of his meeting with the witches. After she has read the letter, Lady Macbeth is determined that she will make […]

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Lady Macbeth1

William Shakespeare’s Macbeth has been a theatrical favorite since Elizabethan times. Its timeless themes of ambition, fate, violence, and insanity collaborate to produce a captivating plot. The audience traces the disintegration of a tragic hero and his willful wife. Lady Macbeth, one of Shakespeare’s most forcefully drawn female characters, plays an important role in the […]

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Free Great Gatsby Essays: A Very Insecure Gatsby G

reat Gatsby EssaysThe Very Insecure Great Gatsby In F. Scott Fitzgeralds novel The Great Gatsby many characters are not as they seem. The one character that intrigues me the most is James Gatsby. In the story Gatsby is always thought of as rich, confident, and very popular. However, when I paint a picture of him […]

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