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Date Created: 10/13/15
Antigone PHIL253 ANTIGONE SOPHOCLES Start of her con ict Caught doing a burial ritual for her brother PsycheSoul If you don t have a proper burial your sad soul can t go on to the afterlife Creon asks Antigone about her decree and she responds quotYesquot Creon is giving her an opportunity to get 0 with a warning She doesn t take it Creon is wary how it would look like to the public He doesn t want to seem like he gives his family a free pass It threatens his integrity Haeamon Creon s son who is engaged to Antigone Marriage between cousins was common amongst royalty PunishmentPut Antigone in a cave with only a little water and bread and seal it Creon chooses the gods and goddesses to leave her fate in their hands It also means he wasn t responsible of her death TiresiasSeer Can see in the futurebut physically blind Says if Creon executes Antigone it would lead to great calamity At first Creon brushes it off then starts to pander on it Haeamon was already there to release Antigone Antigone was already hung when they found her EurydiceAunt overwhelmed and takes her life Ending chorus leaves a lesson Creon and AntigoneRepresents forces larger then they are Antigone What drives her is that it s her brother Family is very important Acts impulsively or instinctively Mature Creon Integrity of political state Calculating actions Human made institution When Antigone calls for helpshe seeks help from older generations of gods goddesses Associated wit natureGaiaHades Creon looks to he younger generation Olympian gods goddessescity states Ex Athena is the patron goddesses of Athens Antigone represents women feminine Creon represents man masculine These tensions con icts seem to emerge in stories over tie Who is the hero Fate Knew her fate from the beginning and embraced itGreeks found it heroic Tragic ow triggers fate Thrives the action Creon represents Sophocles did not call the play Creon Antigone Active in a persons life large forces Fate Godsgoddesses Bigger picture Cosmos Philosophers Overall order of the universe cosmos and our place in it Reasonwhat human s value AntigoneHeroic nobility of character Antigone s last chorus verse Wisdom first for a man s well being Maketh of all things Heavens insistence Nothing allows of mans irreverence And great blows great speeches avenging dealt on a boaster Teach men wisdom in age at lastquot
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