Political Science Theory (Antigone reading)
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Political Science Theory 100515 M Antigone by Sophocles Professor Kiirstine Taylor 1 Background of Antigone ancient Thebes The Oedipus story Action of play 2 Interpreting Antigone the dangers of state tyranny Creon Civil disobedience feminist autonomy Antigone 3 Applying Antigone today current events Kim Davis past events MLK Rosa Parks etc 1 Background a Thebes Greece and Athens Attica different empires b Sophocles Athenian tragedian 3 Theban plays written by Sophocles 1 Oedipus the King 2 Oedipus at Colonus 3 Antigone Written backwards 1Antigone 20edipus the King 30edipus at Colonus Background on Oedipus King of Thebes Laius Oedipus father a heard prophecy of his sonOedipus killing himLaius and then marrying hisOedipus mother b has son with J ocastadrunk one night cplans to kill Oedipus a Shepard ends up taking care of Oedipus Oedipus Prophecy a he will kill his fatherLaius marry his motherJocasta btravels away from Thebes to avoid the prophecy towards Thebes c meets stranger on road Laius quarrels and kills him druns into a sphynX given riddle Which creature has one voice yet becomes fourfooted twofooted and three footed a man e goes to win his prize marry the queen J ocasta has 4 children 1Antigone 2Eteocles 3Polinices 4Ismene Oedipus blinds himself and eXiles in nature from disgust Jocasta kils herself note Eteocles and Polinices were meant to split power switch off each year but one became to powerful leading to the end of both brothers killing each other in battle Action of Play edict to not bury Polinices put him family and land to shame Antigone buries Polinices her crime and rebellion against the unjust in her moral law Creons punishment for Antigone burial in a cave l Antigone avoids burialrebel by killing herself 2Haemon kills himself out of love grief 3 Ismene kills herself 4Creons wife kills herself Creon is left alone in the tragic ending to endure life on his own Political Lessons from Antigone confrontation between individual and state lDangers of State Tyranny absolute power focusing on oneself instead of communitythe people 2 CiVil Disobedience going against law in the eyes of the law breaker indiVidual belief in justice fair justmoral does not stick with just law itself how the law is enforced written note public act on Antigone39s part so the city would now of her doing 3 Feminist Autonomy rich white men made up voting pop Creon tries to define women they are not free to roam 485486 Creon says if Antigone wins he is no man 1Confrontation with State ex legal to prohibit interracial relationships State has commentary on relationships Family or physical Creon amp Antigone both try to please the Gods