Polynices Essays

  • Differences Between Polynices And Antigone

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    erupted in Thebes. Each side is A recent attack by Polynices has left the city unconquered. Both Polynices and Eteocles have died, killed by each other. Outside the City gates, antigone tells Ismene that Creon has ordered Eteocles to be buried with full honors, while the body of Polynices is left to rot. Creon has said that any person who tries to bury Polynices will be stoned to death. In a rage, Antigone Tells Ismene that she intends to bury Polynices in secret. When Ismene refuses to defy Creon,

  • Ismene: Illegal Act Of Burying Polynices

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    not help in the illegal act of burying Polynices. Antigone becomes offended by her unwillingness to help her, because Polynices is Ismene’s brother as well. The reason why Ismene won’t help her, is because Ismene does not want to go against Creon’s law and be killed. However, Antigone does not care if she gets executed, she is willing to bury Polynices no matter life or death. She even says it herself that she will be happy if she dies for her brother Polynices. “ANTIGONE: And if I die for it, what

  • Antigone Character Analysis

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    it if they are not alive to see their outcome? Brothers Polynices and Eteocles agree to share power and give it up after they rule, but Eteocles does not follow these conditions. This angers Polynices, and he attacks the city-state Thebes, so Creon declares Polynices in the wrong because he attacks his own city-state, which makes him a traitor. Now, only Eteocles can receive a proper burial, but Antigone believes otherwise, buries Polynices anyway, gets caught and gets put in prison. Even though

  • Honor In Sophocles Antigone

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    brother Polynices, against the laws of Creon, which was to let Polynices body be left unburied above grounds, to be eaten . Antigone believes that she has to do what is right because the laws of God is more important to her. Honor is worth dying for, because one chooses to do what is right and what will help others, even if it ends in a tragic repercussions. In the dramatic play, Antigone's brothers Polynices and Eteocles died while trying to defend their right. Polynices was

  • Examples Of Sacrifice In Antigone

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    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 on following the religious law requiring that females bury the deceased of their family. Antigone says herself that she has experienced “no private shame, no public disgrace, nothing” that cannot be experienced

  • King Kreon's Compromise In Antigone

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    Throughout Sophocles’ tragic play, Antigone, main characters King Kreon and Antigone dramatically argue without compromise over the recently deceased brother of Antigone, Polynices. Antigone, while attempting to mourn for her family, symbolically buries Polynices, going against the King’s decree (93-100). Out of anger, and an effort to establish his power, Kreon sentences her to an undeserving death just because she decided to respect her kin (441-496). In this case, I sympathize with Antigone more

  • Burial In Sophocles Antigone

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    given an honorable burial and remembered pleasantly. Polynices, however, Antigone and Ismene’s other brother, was considered a traitor and condemned to a dishonorable death with no legal burial. Antigone and Ismene face challenges, mainly because of their contradictory beliefs, regarding the death of their family members, namely Polynices. In Sophocles’s Antigone, the two daughters of Oedipus, Antigone

  • The Chorus In Sophocles Antigone

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    “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely” said historian Lord Acton. In Sophocles’ Antigone, Oedipus the King of Thebes newly departs after disgracing his people, and his successors to the throne, Polynices and Eteocles die in battle, thus leaving his brother Creon to inherit his throne. From the beginning, Creon uses his newfound power to impose excessive punishments against not only the people of Thebes, but also his family. As a result, the Thebans recognize his abuse of

  • Creon's Influence On Antigone

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    do. Throughout Antigone, Sophocles reveals that Antigone is very devoted to her family and the rules of the gods. Polynices attacked Thebes because he wanted to take the throne away from his brother Eteocles, but the fight ended with their lives being taken by each other. Creon, now the king, declared an edict that stated that Eteocles’ body should be buried honorably, but that Polynices’ body should be left unburied on the plain in which he died. Antigone flouted Creon’s edict for she believed in

  • Antigone Debate Report

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    killed by Polyneices was buried with honors. So, Antigone buried her brother (In Antigone by Sophocles). Yes, She did do the right thing by burying her brother. Obviously, she could be killed and be in the same position as polynices or the gods would bury him. However, Polynices not having a proper burial is wrong because. “Polyneices, \ fought as bravely and died as miserably,--\ They say that Creon has sworn\ No one shall bury him, no one mourn for him, \ But this body must lie in the

  • Why Did Antigone Deserve To Die Creon

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    People think she did deserved to die because she went against her family, well so did Creon. Here’s the second reason she didn’t deserve to die, Polynices was part of the family. Even Though Antigone did go against her uncle, her uncle is also going against Antigone and the rest of the family. Antigone’s sister even thought it was right for Polynices to be buried in the walls. He is still human. Plus he didn’t kill anyone. If his brother didn’t want to have

  • Pride In Antigone By Sophocles Greek Tragedy

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    When you are a part of a family there is an unbreakable bond between you and your family members. A sense of duty and responsibility to care for one another, watch out for one another, and never ever turn your back on your family no matter what. In Sophocles’ Greek tragedy, “Antigone” Antigone is the family member that has been given the choice, to be loyal to her family and what she feels is right or submit to the laws of the state and go against everything that she holds dear. Antigone is a tragic

  • Summary Of Antigone

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    Eurydice, all commit suicide due to the loss of each other, starting when Antigone gets situated into a cave as a result of her defying actions. After Polynices and Eteocales die in a battle, and Creon becomes king, his demanding rules only allow Eteocales to be buried because Polynices is considered a traitor. Antigone, their sister, wants to burry Polynices but Creon decrees it illegal, so for the love of her brother, Antigone must risk her life and break the law to create justice. Antigone continues

  • Book Report Antigone

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    Antigone Polynices and Eteocles, the two brothers of Antigone and Ismene, have both been killed in battle. Creon, the ruler of Thebes, has announced that Eteocles will be honored for defending his city while Polynices will be disgraced for invading. Rebellious Polynices’ body was not to be buried and would lay out to rot and become food for wild animals. He also declares that anyone who attempts to bury Polynices will be publicly stoned to death. Ismene and Antigone are now the last children of

  • Creon Antigone Research Paper

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    The choragus has finally put some sense in Creon's head, and he decided to undo his wrongful actions where he will free Antigone and bury Polynices. Despite deciding to please the Gods, Creon was very late. After burying Polynices, he headed to the vault where Antigone was buried. Antigone already committed suicide by the time Creon arrived. She hanged herself with her veil which is similar to how Jocasta, her mother, died. Haemon

  • Creon Characteristics

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    Creon; King of Thebes and brother of Jocasta who is given the throne after the death of the two brothers, Polynices and Eteocles, who died in a war against each other. Creon is a character from the Tragic play “Antigone” which was written by playwright Sophocles. Though it may seem that Creon is the antagonist of the play, he would be considered the tragic hero because he displays many of the characteristics of one.     Creon is a stubborn character who is disrespectful towards the natural order

  • Summary Of Antigone

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    This play is about two brothers, Polynices and Eteocles, who both wanted to be king of Thebes, the two brothers, fight for the crown but both dead, as a result their uncle Creon becomes the kind of Thebes, ordering that Eteocles must be bury since he defended the city, leaving Polynices to rot, declared that who ever tried to bury Polynices should must be kill. Antigone sister of the two brothers does not agree with what the king ordered, she believes that both of her brothers deserve to be bury

  • Character Similarities Between Antigone And Creon

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    She gives the audience a glimpse into women’s life in a patriarchal society. When Antigone insinuated the idea of burying Polynices, Ismene firstly does not understand Antigone. This is indicated in the phrase, "What work, What's the risk? What do you mean?". She is clueless since people in the ancient world never go against the law and especially women are supposed to be obedient

  • Compare And Contrast Creon's Response To Antigone

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    Dylan Madden Word Count: 508 Sophocles’ Antigone Response 6 September 2017 Before her story, Antigone’s brother Polynices, who led the armies of Argos to an unsuccessful attack which killed him and her other brother Eteocles, was considered a traitor by the new king of Thebes, Creon. Because of his actions, Creon didn’t want to bury his body however, Polynices sister Antigone saw his unburied corpse to be an offense not only to the gods but the fact that her brother to not be buried led

  • Creon's Individuality In Sophocles Antigone

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    the treason Haimon committed against the state, Creon’s individual conscience diminished the hubris he formerly had. The death and relationship of Haimon and Antigone, Antigone’s pursuit of God’s authority over that of Creon’s, and her burying Polynices display the theme of individual conscience vs. state law. By the bitter end of the tragedy, each main character had been affected by their individual conscience. The dual between individuality and law brought nothing but death and relentless sorrow