Eteocles Essays

  • Analysis Of 'Girl With A Pearl Earring'

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    Céline Smith CAT Speech Proposal 11 August 2015 Socialization and social forces rather than natural differences influence gender behavior. Society, culture, politics, location and so on, are what gender roles are dependent on. Gender stereotyping in literature is significantly influential especially in children’s books as they are the key culture method for teaching children gender roles. It is literature that has caused many unnatural masculine and feminine characteristics to become

  • Confucius And Antigone Similarities

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    Confucius Confucius is an educator, politician and a philosopher of the Chinese history; whose philosophy accentuates personal and legislative ethics, perfection of social associations, integrity and authenticity. His supporters contended efficaciously with many other institutes during the Hundred Schools of Thought period only to be bottled-up in kindness of the Legalists through the Qin Dynasty. Subsequent to the triumph of Han over Chu after the breakdown of Qin, Confucius's beliefs got authorized

  • The Gods And Goddesses In Homer's Odyssey

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    The gods and goddesses in Homer’s Odysseus perform a key role in the characters’ fates. They act as guides in reaching their destinies although sometimes they are petty, cruel and bent towards destruction of the characters. In this case, the gods have conflicting motives other than the main harmonious purpose utilized by those in union. However, the gods are like the human characters by which they influence their lives. The mortals in the story are experiencing some favour from the divine entity

  • Antigone Literary Analysis

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    Antigone is a Shakespearean tragedy which always presents a person whose main purpose is to act as a moral compass for a main character and a main character cursed by fate and hold a tragic flaw. In this story, Antigone is the center topic of the story. With a role of the first woman to rebel against the norms of society, Antigone continues to act in ways she believed was morally correct. Although she is characterized by morality, her unfortunate bloodline fails to escape her true destiny of death

  • Romeo And Juliet True Love

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    As regular human beings, we feel the primal sensibility of finding true love. But finding true love might be very difficult because of the chance of an infatuation. In the romantic play “Romeo and Juliet”, by William Shakespeare, there are two main characters that come from families that have always hated each other. A Montague named Romeo falls in love with a Capulet named Juliet, and they instantly know that true love is shared between them. True love is an everlasting affection between lovers

  • Free Will In Sophocles Oedipus Rex

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    Sophocles was one of the greatest playwrights of antiquity, and this of course is not without reason. In his play Oedipus Rex, Sophocles uses a catastrophic tale to both teach and tell us that no matter what we do, our fate cannot be avoided. Oedipus is the wisest mortal man in Thebes, so it is up to him to find out who killed Laios, a fact unknown to him though, is that he is the murderer of the ex-king Laios. Both his hot temper and the endless pursuit of truth will lead Oedipus into a sticky situation

  • Oedipus Rex Literary Analysis

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    Angelina Not Ms. Kavalauskas Introduction to Literature November 20th 2014 Oedipus Rex Summary The tragic Greek play that goes by the name Oedipus Rex by Sophocles was written in 430 BC. The overall message that the author gives and Aristotle evaluates is that fate is unavoidable and is impossible to change. Aristotle also points out that in this story there is clearly the “perfect tragedy”. The “perfect tragedy” exists when in a story there is a tragic hero and his flaw. As the audience

  • Gender Isolation In Othello

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    Gender is a common thread that is woven through most major Shakespearean plays. An argument that follows the story lines of works such as Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet and a more dominant role in Othello. Written in 1603, Othello examines the contrast between female and male characters, and where their place is in society. As this was written in a time where women were seen as the lesser sex compared to their male counterparts. Males take on more power hungry roles, drowning out the roles of females by

  • The Hero's Journey: The Romulus And Remus Myth

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    MYTHS What is the Hero’s journey? The hero’s journey is a very significant rubric for someone who wants to create myths, or make very well done stories. It provides the characteristics and steps, such as departure, initiation and return. Those need to be followed in order to produce a complete and proper myth or story. Also the Hero’s Journey helps us to understand the composition of the myths and stories. Romulus and Remus Myth The Romulus and Remus myth tells the story of how Rome was founded

  • Similarities Between The Odysseus And The Iliad

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    These two epic stories are about the ancient Greeks of the Mycenaean (Bronze Age), who blossomed from about 1600-1100 BC. The Odysseus and the Iliad has a relation to the each other, the Iliad describes clash between the two equally brilliant groups, which are the Athenians and the Trojans, and the Odysseus is after story of the Iliad and it is about the contraction with “Other”, represented as monsters and witches. It is believed these were not written down until 800-700 BC , so although they are

  • Comparing Oedipus And Sophocles Antigone

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    Oedipus and Jocasta. Eteocles and Polyneices that was strong and brave but Eteocles was so stubborn and the things he wanted will happen either you like it or not and Polyneices was fair. Antigone that was kind, helpful,strong,confident and loyal. Lastly Ismene she was the one that was scared she cared about the law and respected the king. In Antigone the two brothers fought against the law Polyneices was supposed to have his turn to have the throne, playing by the rules of Eteocles having the throne

  • Examples Of Creon's Decree In Antigone

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    viewpoint on Creon’s decree. As told in the story, Creon's decree was that no one could grieve for or bury Polyneices. Creon made this proclamation because when Eteocles and Polyneices fought over Thebes, Eteocles was pronounced king and exiled Polyneices from Thebes. Polyneices, in turn, formed an army to take on the city, ending up with Eteocles and Polyneices killing each other, thus putting Creon in the position of power. Creon then proceeds to label Polyneices a traitor and finally, makes his decree

  • Examples Of Loyalty In Antigone

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    showing them love, and being caring no matter what. While Eteocles showed no respect to his brother, Polyneices. It was Polyneices time to be on the throne but Eteocles refused to give up on the throne. Also Polyneices though being Honor is by acting brave and have power. It was shameful and completely dishonorable. Both Eteocles and Polyneices were immature. They have chose blood and power of their need of the family. Polyneices and Eteocles have ended up murdering each other. Ismene is a delicate

  • Examples Of Sacrifice In Antigone

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    Being a good citizen often includes doing something out of the ordinary in order to help others and sometimes that may involve going against the will of others. In Sophocles’ Antigone becomes a hero with noble qualities of mind, heart and soul because she is willing to sacrifice her own life, doing what she believes is the right thing. Antigone believes in the authority of religious law and tradition. Although King Creon has ordered that the traitor Polynices should not be buried, Antigone insists

  • Should Antigone Be Buried

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    gods or lords. Why would you follow a law created by your fellow human beings when a god wants you to do something else? Antigone should be allowed to bury Polyneices because her beliefs say the deceased should be buried. King Creon even buried Eteocles but not Polyneices because he was a traitor. They both died so they should both be buried in honor of their religions. Government shouldn’t intervene with their peoples religion or anybody 's religion because all humans should be able to have their

  • Creons Like Agamemnon's Pride

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    Creon ignores the advice of his fellow political officials when issuing a royal edict regarding Eteocles’s burial. Eteocles, Antigone’s brother, is entitled by the gods to be granted a proper burial, however Creon’s pride drives him to outlaw the burial, thinking Eteocles is a traitor simply because he owns a legitimate claim to the throne of Thebes. Like Agamemnon, Creon constantly makes decisions and conducts himself while influenced by his

  • Analysis Of Justice: What's The Right Thing To Do, By Michael Sandel

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    consequences and feels even more dishonored by the fact she is bragging about her actions. Not only does Kreon feel betrayed, he also believes Antigone dishonors her other brother, Eteocles, by burying Polyneices. Kreon says to her, “Wasn’t his enemy your brother? Why do you honor Polyneices only? Isn’t that the same as rejecting Eteocles?” (Sophocles

  • Who Is Creon's Loyalty In Antigone

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    Antigone dearly beloved brothers Eteocles and Polyneices has joined their ancestors in the afterlife. Eteocles has been buried with honor There seems to be a problem with Polyneices who has not been buried. Antigone uncle Creon, don 't want to bury his own nephew. Antigone will always stand up for her family so she will go against her own uncle. Antigone is correct for bold rebellion to bury her brother because she loyal to her family and to the gods. Antigone will always be loyal to her brother

  • Suicide In Oedipus Rex And Antigone

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    mother Eurydice, they all killed themselves. In the very beginning of Oedipus Rex, Jocasta hung herself when Oedipus found out that he married his own mother and murdered his father which caused him to stab his eyes out. In Antigone, the deaths of Eteocles and Polyneices unintentionally caused Ismene to refuse to help Antigone bury Polneices, Antigone committed suicide after forced in an engagement with the son of King Creon, Haemon, causing him and his mother‘s suicide as well. In these tragedies

  • Antigone In Sophocles: Creon As A Tragic Hero

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    becomes king after Oedipus was banished, being the King of Thebes, Creon can be considered a tragic hero. Creon’s tragic flaw is that he is too stubborn and lets his pride obscure his decision making. When Eteocles and Polynices kill each other in battle, Creon orders his men to give Eteocles a complete military burial and decree Polynices’ body to remain unburied. Stubbornness is another defining tragic flaw of Creon. Creon demonstrate his stubbornness by not wanting to be proved wrong because of