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The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles’ classic drama. The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed.
Emotions fly as she challenges sofoke king for the right to bury her The curse placed on Oedipus lingers sntigona haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles’ classic drama. Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother. Determined but doomed, Antigone shows her inner strength throughout the play. Antigone raises issues of law and morality that are just as relevant today as they were more than two thousand years ago.
Whether this is your first reading or your twentieth, Antigone will move you as few pieces of literature can. To make this quintessential Greek drama more accessible to the modern reader, this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes.
By providing these, it is our intention that readers will more fully enjoy the beauty, wisdom, and intent of the play. Paperback80 pages.
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Published December 1st by Ingram first published The Sookle Plays 3. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Antigoneplease sign up. Who do you think is the tragic hero in this play?
We had a debate about this in class and I want to know what other people think. Huda Aweys Despite his stupidity, but he certainly Creon, he is the one who faced much. How significant is Sophocles build of a blind character in Teiresias? Ben Rauscher This answer contains zofokle view spoiler [ I took it to be significant.
The blind man is led by a boy, who saw the sign of the burning sacrifice for him and described it, and who helps him walk …more I took it to be significant. The blind man is led by a boy, who saw the sign of the burning sacrifice for him and described it, sofokel who helps him walk places. There is an admission of his need, an acknowledgment of his common humanity with others. Yet Creon does not admit his dependence on the counsel of the seer. His independence is ahtigona downfall.
See all 7 questions about Antigone…. Lists with This Book. Feb 22, Peggy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Suck antigon that, Creon. They named the play after her. View all 3 comments. Oct 28, Ana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Love, you mock us for your sport. I will always love and cherish this book. Antigone has always been one of my favorite heroines.
She’s strong, brave and complex.
To put it in simple terms: Antigone makes for one hell antigoba a kick-ass heroine. There’s nothing like a good Greek tragedy. But I do Greek drama. Love me some Greek melodrama. I will leave sofoile with this thought. Some ideals are worth dying for. I am not afraid of the danger, if it means death, It will not be the worst of deaths – Love, you mock us for your sport.
I am not afraid of the danger, if it means death, It will not be the worst of deaths – death without honor. View all 72 comments.
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This drama highlights the differences between state and divine law. Especially interesting is the language. Sophocles has done very well to portray this conflict.
Even after years still a worth reading, profound text. View all 9 comments. Antigone is a real heroine; she stands up for what she believes in. She was faced with a strong dilemma. The law of antigpna, the word of her uncle the king, demands that her brother’s body remains unburied in the open with no funeral rights, to be savaged by animals.
She buries the body and fa Antigone is a real heroine; she stands up for what she believes in. She buries the body and faces the consequences of the crime. And still you had the gall to break this law? Of course I did. It wasn’t Zeus, not in the least, who made this antigoma to me Nor did that justice, dwelling with the gods beneath the earth, ordain such laws for men.
Nor did I think your edict had such force that you, a mere mortal, could override the gods. Who has the right of this situation? It is easy to brand Creon a tyrant, though to do so overlooks the reasoning behind his actions. In reality he is being an effective, albeit harsh, ruler. When his niece breaks his law, he has no choice but to punish her as he would any man. Thus, Sophocles presents a beautifully conflicted situation.
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. And his conviction only gets worse; he refuses to hear what his son and the city the chorus think about the situation. He only sees his narrow-minded sense of justice, and ignores the effects it will have on his loved ones.
He has no doubts about his actions, and demonstrates the questionable nature of a cold approach to kingship. The sofookle of man are not always right.
Something Creon simply cannot perceive. To his mind, he is morally right, a man of good character and a king of honour. Is this not the most dangerous of leaders? I will take her down some wild, desolate path never trod by men, and wall her up alive in a rocky vault, and set out short rations, just the measure piety demands to keep sofokoe entire city free of defilement. There let her pray to the one god she worships: Or she may learn at last, better late than never, what a waste of breath it is to worship Death.
His hamartia, his tragic flaw in Aristotle terms, is his severe lack of judgement, and his inability to perceive the wrongness of his decree. The reversal, recognition and suffering come in the form of the priest Tiresias, an antihona wise man who speaks to sodokle Gods. He tells Creon what will happen if he persists down his current path, and after much resistance, Creon finally relents his folly.
But it is far too late. The blood has already been shed. Tragedy has already struck, death sofokkle already struck: Creon is left in tatters. It is the hardest of lessons to learn. So what do we learn from this? Greek tragedy was didactical in purpose; it was used as a learning tool, a means of imparting wisdom to the audience. What is Sophocles message? Never presume that you are right and an absolute morale authority. For Creon, his realisation came too late.
The result was a sacrifice he will never forget, Antigone’s death, and the one most readers seem to sympathise antgona. But Sfokle implore you to look further into the play, and consider the full antiona of Creon.