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The Mysteries of Fate

Among the first thing a historian discovers in his study of early civilization are records of peoples belief, or faith, in powers greater than...

Antigone a tragic play written by Sophocles

Antigone is a tragic play written by Sophocles in about 441b. c. The play is a continuation of the curse put upon the household...

The play Antigone, written by Sophocles

The opening events of the play Antigone, written by Sophocles, quickly establish the central conflict between Antigone and Creon. Creon has decreed that the...

Sophocles “Oedipus the King”

Sophocles wrote "Oedipus the King" for the annual festival where playwrights competed for prizes. It was a major civic occasion, with attendance expected. Sophocles...

The story of Antigone

The story of Antigone has been written and translated numerous times. However, the plays written by Sophocles and Jean Anouilh are the most discussed....

Creon: A Monarch Within His Rights

In Antigone, especially with the feminist movement now holding the title character, as prototypical downtrodden woman, the king Creon is often villified. While accepting...

Antigone – Pride and Conflict of Law

Sophocles Antigone, in its later phases is no longer about the conflict of law; It is about stubbornness and self will, about the sin...

Oedipus The King, through the Eyes of Freud

Both Sophocles’ Oedipus the King and Freud’s Civilization and Its Discontents discuss the deeply rooted innate conflicts of mankind and the approach in which...

The main theme of Antigone

The main theme of Antigone is the moral contradiction between doing good and bad. Meaning, you can still do bad when doing something good....

Light and Darkness Found in Antigone and the Gospel of John

As a child, my world was enraptured by the wonderful Fisher-Price toy known as the Lite-Brite. By inserting multicolored little pegs into their corresponding...

Sophocles “Oedipus the King”

Sophocles "Oedipus the King" is a tragic play which discusses the tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his...

Oedipus At Colonus

Sophocles was a Greek playwright who lived during the 5th century b. c. The Oedipus Cycle is one of his most famous works; the...

Catharsis in Antigone

The word 'catharsis' is derived from the Latin word, 'kathairein', which means 'to cleanse' or 'to purge' - it stems from an Ancient Greek...

Creon’s Character in Antigone

In Sophecles' Antigone, Creon is not a good person; in fact, he is a stubborn, selfish ruler. Creon rarely listens to an opinion other...

Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex

Throughout history, writers and philosophers have expressed their views about how the life of man is ultimately defined in their works. The Greeks have...

Antigone – Analysis of Greek Ideals

In Ancient Greece, new ideals surfaced as answers to life's complicated questions. These new beliefs were centered around the expanding field of science. Man...

A Tragic Situation – Antigone

Tragedy is a description of an event that evokes a sympathetic feeling of emotion by the audience. The events involve people emotionally who were...

Female Power in The Odyssey

Throughout time women have had to fight hard for respect and the rights that come with it. Many societies have potrayed women as second...

Antigone and Creon

Greek theatre played a large role in Greece. The citizens were supposed to learn from the mistakes made in tragedies. The citizens should have...

Sophocles’ Antigone Essay

The debate over who is the tragic hero in Antigone continue on to this day. The belief that Antigone is the hero is a...

Sophocles Short Biography

Sophocles was born in Colonus, near Athens, c. 497 B. C. Sophocles father was a wealthy armorer named Sophillus. When he reached adulthood he...

Antigone Was Right

The story of Antigone deals with Antigone's brother who's body has been left unburied because of crimes against the state. The sight of her...

Antigone vs. Creon

According to Aristotle, "tragedy is a representation of an action, which is serious, complete in itself, and of a certain length, it is expressed...

Antigone by Sophocles

Family is supposed to be the ultimate support, everlasting, and always ready to forgive. In Antigone by Sophocles, Creon is immersed in a "power...

Sophocles tragedy “Oedipus the King”

In Sophocles tragedy "Oedipus the King", Oedipus proclaims " it was I who have pronounced these curses on myself" (Madden 37). With this announcement,...

Sophocles’ trilogy of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone

Sophocles' trilogy of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone is a powerful, tragic tale that examines the nature of human guilt, fate...

Antigone and Oedipus, by Sophocles

Antigone and Oedipus, written by Sophocles, are dramatic plays with a tragic ending. The main theme for Antigone is that people sometimes have to...

Morality in Sophocles’ Antigone

In Ancient Greece, life was full of complicated questions centered around the expanding field of science. Freedom of religion was encouraged to be exercised...

Medea vs. Antigone: Compare

The two Greek plays, Medea and Antigone both exhibit opening scenes that serve numerous purposes. Such as establishing loyalties, undermining assumptions on the part...

The Greek tragedy, Sophocles’s

A master artisan and innovator of the Greek tragedy, Sophocles's insightful plays have held their value throughout countless time periods and societies. Through the...

Sophocles, One Of The Greatest Tragedians Ever

Sophocles is perhaps one of the greatest tragedians ever. Sophocles said that a man should never consider himself fortunate unless he can look back...

Sophocles’ trilogy Essay

Sophocles' trilogy of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone is a powerful, tragic tale that examines the nature of human guilt, fate...

Sophocles’s, Innovator Of The Greek Tragedy

A master artisan and innovator of the Greek tragedy, Sophocles's insightful plays have held their value throughout countless time periods and societies. Through the...

“Oedipus Rex” by Sophocles

In many plays a character has a misconception of his her self and/or his or her world. When this misconception is destroyed it can...

Creon as the Tragic Hero

In "Antigone" written by Sophocles, Creon is the tragic hero. Creon is the tragic hero because of his error in judgement, stubborn way of...

Oedipus And The Gods

In Ancient Greece the existence of gods and fate prevailed. In the Greek tragedy King Oedipus by the playwright Sophocles these topics are heavily...

Antigone, What A Women

Although ancient Greece was a male-dominate society, Sophocles Antigone, portrays women as being strong and capable of making wise decisions. In this famous tragedy,...

Star-Crossed Ignorants

No matter what anyone tries, no matter what anyone does, no matter what anyone believes they have accomplished, they have not controlled fate. Fate...

Oedipus Rex a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles

Oedipus Rex a Greek tragedy written by Sophocles in the early days of antiquity is based upon an even more ancient story in Greek...

Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles

Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles, (as translated by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald), is replete with dramatic devices - one of which is known as...

Sophocle’s “Oedipus the King”

Sophocles "Oedipus the King" is a tragic play which discusses the tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his...

Effective Dramatic Irony In Oedipus The King

In Oedipus The King, Sophocles creates rising action by asking dramatic questions throughout the play. These questions generate suspense in the audience when they...

Oedipus Rex: classic tragic hero

In the play Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, Oedipus is a classic tragic hero. According to Aristotle's definition, Oedipus is a tragic hero because he...

Sophocles “Oedipus the King”

Sophocles "Oedipus the King" is a tragic play which discusses the tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his...