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Polynices Essay Examples

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Antigone's Tragedy in the Play Antigone by Sophocles
After examining the play, Antigone, for tragic characters, it is seen that there could be many different possibilities. One character is clearly shown to be the tragic character though, and that is Antigone. She plays this role so great because she has all of the correct characteristics of a tragic character including he...
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Civil Disobedience in the Play, Antigone by Sophocles
The short play, Antigone, was written in 441 B.C. by the Greek playwright
Sophocles. It deals with some of the most basic problems that affect a society.
One of them is Civil Disobedience. Civil Disobedience both a right and
responsibility of a person to fight an unjust law. Government is given the right to control a group...
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A Comparison of the Jena 6 Case and Antigone
In assessing the similarities between the Jena 6 case and Antigone there is a reoccurring theme. That theme is the choice of right and wrong or taking the road less traveled by others. Antigone was presented with the dilemma of following the king’s orders not to give a proper burial to Polynices someone whom she had g...
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An Analysis of the Play Antigone and The Crito, Two Lead Characters, Antigone and Socrates
In the plays Antigone and the Crito the two lead characters, Antigone and Socrates, showed completely different ideas regarding their responsibilities to the State. Antigone believes in divine law and does what she thinks that the Gods would want her to do. Socrates, on the other hand, believes that he owes it to the State...
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An Analysis of Antigone on the Actions of the Killing of His Brothers
Antigone, in Greek legend, was the daughter of Oedipus. When her brothers Eteocles and Polynices killed one another, Creon, king of Thebes, forbade the rebel Polynices burial. Antigone disobeyed him, performed the rites, and was condemned to death for what she had done. Now the question arises, "Did Antigone take pro...
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The Loyalty of Antigone to Oedipus and Polynices
Anitgone, she poses great loyalty to both her father Oedipus, and brother Polynices. She tended though to show it much greater towards her father rather her brother. Antigone is both the daughter and sister to Oedipus. She along with her sister, Isemene, have been caring for their father and tending to his every need since...
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A Review of Maurice Sagoff's Humorous Distillation of Antigone
A Humorous Distillation of Antigone by Maurice Sagoff This poem is quite successful in getting the plot across to the reader. Unfortunatly, that is all he can get across because of his beleif that, "inside every fat book is a skinny book trying to get out." Sargoff cannot have character descriptions, themes,...
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