Essay on Sophocles

Sophocles’ Antigone: Character Depiction

In Antigone, Sophocles positions the readers to condemn Creon as a misogynist. In Antigone, Creon is the newly appointed ruler of Thebes, and after banishing all burial rights to Antigone’s brother, Polynices, Antigone refuses to obey this order and buries him anyway. Creon is pitted against Antigone who holds up the will of the gods […]

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Tragedy Essay (Euripides & Sophocles): Women

To what extent do Euripides and Sophocles portray women as the cause of tragedy In Made, Hippopotamus, Oedipus The King and Antigen? Women In the plays of both Euripides and Sophocles Is a subject of much debate, indeed it seems as though people’s view on these female characters may well have changed over time for […]

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World Literature Midterm

The role of men and women has always been unique and deferent to every eye. Some may base their pollens off of own experiences and some may base theirs off of what they see or hear. Has It ever occurred to you why people, men and women, are different from each other? In time, the […]

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Oedipus: Puppet of the Gods

Greek tragedy is generally characterized by a protagonist’s downfall cause by his own actions or character flaws. Sophocles’ Oedipus, however, does not fit this traditional mold. While in most tragedies the main character is a “free agent” who causes his own demise, Oedipus is merely a “puppet of the gods” who is simply a victim […]

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Sophocles’ Ode to Man

This descriptive poem, “Ode to Man” reflects the usage of power by man in society. The writer uses natural imagery, diction, personification and the structure of 4 lines per stanza to indicate and ensure how the poem and society can reflect between each other and its conflicts. It vividly explains how man became powerful with […]

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Antigone By Sophocles

The play Antigone by Sophocles, it is originated in Thebes, where the city has just been torn by war. Many years have passed since there has been a real ruler governing the city. For Antigone’s two brothers have been in conflict over the rightful ruler of Thebes. Polyneices was the brother who was an exile […]

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Comparing and contrasting versions of Antigone by Sophocles and Jean Anouilh

In either version of Antigone, the plot is essentially the same. The King forbids the burial of a traitor to the city of Thebes, but the man’s sister disobeys the order and is eventually killed, along with the King’s son and wife. The characters are relatively constant between the two versions. Ismene, Creon, Antigone, and […]

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Sophocles – The Theban Plays

Sophocles wrote Oedipus the King around 425 BC, Oedipus at Colonus in c. 401 BC and Antigone in c. 441BC. Thus, although Antigone appears to tell some of the story of ‘what happened next,’ it was not actually intended to act as a sequel, having no true unity of theme or treatment between them. Accordingly, […]

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Antigone – 1185 words – College

The first appearance of the sentry comes just after Creon has been drilling in the point to the Senators that anyone caught burying Polynices’ body will be given the death penalty, regardless of the circumstances. At this point, as the Sentry, I would enter, taken by two guards; each guard would have grabbed one f […]

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Noting Details

The meaning of noting details is a brief record of something that one has written down on paper. This may be a statement, a quote, a definition or a phrase one may have written down in order to remember. This noting of details may be used later in a speech, an essay or any other […]

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The Greek Worldview: Sophocles and His Tragedies

The birthplace of tragedy was the city of Athens, and here it also reached its full flower in the fifth century B. C. with the masterpieces of the three great Greek tragedians: Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides. Among these Sophocles is often held to be the greatest dramatist of all, at the least Oedipus Rex, following […]

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Antigone Theme

Antigone| Quote| Comments| Analysis| 1. “And now what is the proclamation that they tell of made lately by the commander, publicly,/to all people? Do you know it? Have you heard it? /Don’t you notice when evils due to enemies/are headed towards those we love? “Line 8-12| Antigone speak to Ismene about their brother Polyneices, that […]

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Oedipus The King Summary

Oedipus Rex has an extremely unusual plot but it has a recognizable beginning. Oedipus the King relates the story of Oedipus who reached Thebes, having killed on the way an old man with whom he picked a quarrel. The city of Thebes was then suffering terribly because of the monster, the Sphinx. He solved her […]

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Willie Loman vs. Oedipus: As Tragic Hero

Art imitates life and is a mirror of our inherent complexities of our nature we uphold. It should be very true to our life. These are the words of Aristotle, a great Greek philosopher, who made tragedy a genre, something to implore upon. He said tragic plays should depict something very terrible, pity and deplorable […]

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Fate and Destiny in “Oedipus Rex” and “Medea”

The belief in gods and superstitions infused the lives of ancient Greeks. It was manifested in their customs, traditions, religion, feasts, and most certainly in their arts. Dramatists Sophocles and Euripides wrote masterpieces involving the intervention of gods and the supernatural in the progression or termination of the plot. However, in two of their most […]

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Oedipus – Don Taylor Adaption

Place yourself back in to the times of Greek tragedy and culture, the glorious palace doors overlooking the Kingdom and the elegant, admirable robes. Here you will find the setting of “Oedipus the King” written by Sophocles, adapted in 1986 by Don Taylor. Taylor adapts this version extremely well, highlighting the main themes and significant […]

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Electra – College

In Aristotle’s Poetics, he described what a tragic hero is with several characteristics, and in the Greek Tragedy of Sophocles; Electra, the main protagonist really has some of these characteristics. In terms of Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero, Electra is considered as a tragic hero. First, she is an individual of noble stature; she […]

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A Comparison between Troy Maxson and Oedipus

Aristotle believed that the greatest play to have been written before and during his time was one by Sophocles entitled Oedipus the King. For him, a great tragic play offered a reversal of fortune and recognition on the part of the tragic hero, which were exemplified by Sophocles. The story of Oedipus was, for centuries, […]

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