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Anyhoo, needless to say she sends Creon in a state of self-important rage and he proceeds to monologue himself into a corner and has to make do on his threats to spfokle her immured and starved. Neither character is easy to side with, but each has a point. I also see it rampant throughout the church as people try to push God into a box and tell him what sin is rather than letting him demonstrate sin to them.

Jan 12, Laura rated it it was amazing Shelves: Antigone and Ismene are the sisters of the dead Polyneices and Eteocles. Haemon, in despair, commits suicide and Creon’s wife when she hears the news also kills herself.

Tiresias warns Creon that Polyneices should now be urgently buried because the gods are displeased, refusing to accept any sacrifices or prayers from Thebes. She buries the body and faces the consequences of the crime. Creon rushes off to free Antigone, but he finds that she has already hung herself in the cave. Now that concept does not alienate sin because sin, in an of itself, is a fatal character flaw that we have inherited from Adam and Eve.

Sign In Register Help Basket. Rather, it is between two different types of religious feeling; one is a family religion, purely private and confined to the small circle of close relatives, the philoi, centered around the domestic hearth and the cult of the dead; the other antjgona a public religion in which the tutelary gods of the city eventually become confused with the supreme values of the State.

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He understands that his antigoja actions have caused these events and blames himself. But I do Greek drama.

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A brief summary of the play for those who aren’t familiar with the story. Feb 22, Peggy rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jun 17, Masoud Irannejad rated it it was amazing Shelves: In the beginning of the play, two brothers leading opposite sides in Thebes’ civil war died fighting each other for the throne.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think. However the biblical view is that death is more to do with the break down of our relationships, particularly our relationship with God, than sofok,e is with the absence of life. After unsuccessfully attempting to stab Creon, Haemon stabs himself. The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles’ classic drama.


Creon blames himself for everything that has happened, and, a broken man, he asks his servants to help him inside. Eteocles, the chosen king, had fought with his usurping brother Polyneices and their uncle, Creon, decides to honor zntigona body of the former while denying the latter an honorable burial.

Creon enters, along with the Chorus of Theban Elders. Ismene refuses to help her, not believing that it will actually be possible to bury their brother, who is under guard, but she is unable to stop Antigone from going to bury her brother herself. It’s a fantastic read. This was important in clarifying some of the key themes, but rather puts the onus of interpretation back on the reader and this reader is no expert in ancient Greek philosophy.


This fatal character flaw of antigoma is our desire to live independently, and we see this more and sofokel as we meet with people and associate with them.

I have always felt disturbed by the vice of fate in antigoja play which steadily traps and crushes.

The question of whether the drug laws are just is one of them and I do believe that they are, even though they can be considered to be an outworking of the Nanny State.

Polyneices’s body is left to rot outside the wal The last part of the Oedipus plays by Sophocles, Antigone, centers around the events which have occurred after the death of Oedipus in Colonus. Less than 10 seconds. And still you had the gall to break this law? With her last breath, she cursed her husband.

She buries the body and fa Antigone is a real heroine; she stands up for what she believes in. View all 3 comments. View all 15 comments. Never presume that you are right and antitona absolute morale authority. Feb 23, Mel Bossa rated it it was amazing Shelves: View all 5 comments.