Seven Against Thebes Essays

  • 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 Golden Lynx Analysis

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    Throughout the Russian history multiple cultures emerged. In the novel, The Golden Lynx written by CP Lesley, the reader is able to see two different cultures. There are similarities and differences between the steppe nomadic life and the life of the sedentary Muscovite life. The steppe nomadic life is portrayed through the Tatars, meanwhile the sedentary Muscovite life is portrayed through the Russians. Furthermore, the characters used within the novel are fictional, but the backdrop of the novel

  • Sylvia Plath Poetry Analysis Essay

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    Chanel Courant Poetry Analysis As two 20th century female poets who served as feminist figureheads for the literary genre, Sylvia Plath and Adrienne Rich's works experience some expected crossover in thematic content and overarching ideas about the stifling entrapments of womanhood, abuse of power, and pain as means of freedom. Plath's "Lady Lazarus" focuses on the control that comes with the vulnerability and entertainment tied to public displays of mental illness, while Rich's "Valediction Forbidding

  • Creon Speech In Antigone

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    In Antigone by Sophocles, the purpose of Creon’s speech is to explain his new leadership. First, Creon wants to gain the loyalty from the citizens of Thebes. A great king would first need the trust of his state in order to rule effectively. Especially, Creon would need trust from his state after the tragic events that happened beforehand, which was Polyneices and Eteocles dying. He state this fact in his speech: “I am aware, of course, that no ruler can expect complete loyalty from his subjects until

  • The Knight's Tale Analysis

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    A Knight’s Tale The Canterbury Tales is about twenty nine pilgrims who are gathered at an Inn and while waiting for the pilgrimage, the Host proposes for the pilgrims to tell a tale. This paper summarizes three of the tales told by the pilgrims; The Knight’s Tale, The Man of Law Tale, and The Friar’s Tale. These tales are included in the Canterbury Tales, written by Geoffrey Chaucer. The first tale is The Knight’s Tale, which is a romance tale told by a pilgrim who is a knight and whom is described

  • Hero In Sophocles Antigone

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    readers her hero like qualities. Qualities such as the will to fight for what she feels is right. For example, she does not agree with the law and rather live by the guidelines of her heart and feelings. To go against the law and even the King it takes a lot of courage. To stand up against higher powers then herself shows heroic traits. Therefore a hero like Antigone could not watch something happen and not take actions. In the case of this play Antigone feels very strong towards her brother that

  • Aristotle's Antigone As A Tragic Hero

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    character flaw which results in the character's downfall. Because of Aristotle's definition, Antigone would be considered a tragic hero. Antigone is a tragic hero first because of her high standing. She is the daughter of Oedipus and a princess of Thebes. Even after her father's death, she was still part of Theban royalty because of Creon taking the throne. Antigone is also a woman who has been suffering for the majority of her life. Her suffering began with her mother hanging herself and her father

  • People's Reflection In Oedipus Rex

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    what is going on in the play, to criticizing the characters and their choices. In the beginning of the play, the chorus defines the situation Thebes’ is going through. “The plague burns on it, it is pitiless, though pallid children laden with death lie unwept in the stony ways.” (Sophocles 11) This claim, clearly presents the bad things happening in Thebes, since the plague has made living conditions horrible, killing the people and cattle. Consequently, after everything has been clarified, the chorus

  • Antigone: Play Analysis

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    The actions of the play Antigone by Sophocles occurred in front of a palace in a disaster-prone city called Thebes. The play starts off with Antigone telling her sister Ismene that their brothers killed each other in the war and that King Kreon will only give Eteokles the proper burial and Polyneikes will remain unburied. And if someone tries to give the other brother the proper burial they would be stoned to death. Antigone then implies that she wants to give her brother the proper burial and asks

  • Antigone Creon Value Analysis

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    the choices he made. Then there was Creon's untrusting nature that caused him to make choices he would later regret. Creon's core values heavily impacted his decisions throughout the play and changed his life forever. Creon was the leader of Thebes and he took his job very seriously. He wanted to have all of his citizens be loyal to him and respect his rule. This wish led Creon to a strong hatred for traitors,

  • Is Creon Justified In Antigone

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    by Sophocles, Antigone is a tragic story of the bold Antigone who defied her uncle, King Creonʻs, edict by burying her brother, Polyneices, who died attacking the city of Thebes, trying to take the power away from their brother, Eteocles, who refused to share the throne with Polyneices. Even though Antigone knew that going against Creon and burying her brother would not end well for her, she still choose to risk her life to do what is right. After being caught breaking the law, Antigone is appointed

  • Mythology And Archetypes In The Lion King

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    Running head: 1 5 Lion King Jacqueline Guardado Mythology Community College of Aurora As I was watching Lion King with my kids from Walt Disney. I knew that mythology was part of the movie. As I was watching I can point out some point of how mythology was part of the movie For examples the colors that were use Green land was the growth and hope, Black were Simba went to go back to the Pride Rock when it was destroyed by his uncle Scar was death, chaos and evil, Red is violence

  • Prometheus Bound Character Analysis

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    4 Zeus’ Character in Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound The play Prometheus bound, composed by the Greek tragedian Aeschylus, presents a rather uncommon view of Zeus’ character compared to other ancient Greek authors. Instead of being described as merciful and kind, Zeus’ lack of experience as a leader and his harshness are mentioned regularly. Throughout the play, Zeus’ decisions and his capability of being the gods’ leader are being continually challenged, mainly through examples of Zeus’ former mistakes

  • How Did Creon Decide The Divine Law In Antigone

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    Sophocles, the main character, whom the play is named for, is faced with a difficult situation. Both Antigone's brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, have died. Eteocles died defending Thebes and Polyneices died attacking it. King Creon, Antigone's uncle, forbade the burial of Polyneices because of his attack on Thebes. The King poclaimed an edict to refuse the burial of Polyneices on pain of death. Antigone, compelled by her religious conviction, choses to ignore the decree no matter the consequences

  • What Is Antigone Like Creon

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    In the play, Antigone, by Sophocles, Polyneices and Eteocles, have killed each other and Creon orders Eteocles to have an honored burial while Polyneices is to be left without a burial. Antigone tells Ismene, who are both sisters of Polyneices and Eteocles, that they must bury Polyneices, Ismene tells her she can not so Antigone buries Polyneices alone in defiance to the state laws. Creon and Antigone have conflicting values. Creon holds the laws of the city higher even when other beliefs state otherwise

  • Visual Literacy In Visual Art

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    “Visual Literacy” The influence of the Counter-Reformation on the state of visual art in the early 16th century was dramatic. Much of the art of this period was used as an educational tool for Catholics who may not have been literate, but were devoted to the images and sculptures in their churches. Protestants, especially Martin Luther who translated Scripture into the common vernacular, were extremely adamant about the masses being literate especially in regards to Scripture. As a way to present

  • Resilience In Homer's The Odyssey

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    There are multiple motifs and themes in the book The Odyssey. This book, written by Homer, is an epic. In this epic, Odysseus’ demonstration of leadership and skill proved that resilience and not giving up eventually leads to success. The Odyssey is the story of Odysseus trying to go home to Ithaca after the Trojan War. His leadership helps him and his crew eventually return home to their families. Throughout the book he also demonstrates skill. This helps him fight his way through the many obstacles

  • Oedipus Rex Character Analysis

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    about who he really is. Later in the play it talks about how he received the information on how he has married his mother, and killed his father. Although he didn’t like the information he received, he decided to blind himself and leave his town of Thebes. These various symbols throughout Oedipus Rex helps to illustrate the theme that a person’s truth is unavoidable. In the play sight represents knowledge and blindness represents the forgotten information. In Sophocles’ play Oedipus Rex, Oedipus states

  • Oedipus Character Analysis

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    When considering “The Tale of Sohrab from the Shahnameh, and Sophocles’ work Oedipus Tyrannus, each contain two main male protagonists who undertake parallel tragic journeys which highlights the perils of absent parenting, which lead to death in each tale. Son and Father Oedipus and King Laius of Oedipus Tyrannus, and Sohrab and Rostam of Shahnameh have fungible qualities that, at times make them mirror images of each, though each of their fates are different, they share the same message, actions

  • Okonkwo Tragic Flaw

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    frequently promote the feeling of deep condolence towards the tragic hero because it often ends deadly. The protagonist character, Okonkwo embrace the absolute fit of tragic hero. He performs fatal flaw and banishes on behalf of it only to come back seven years later in a complete disappointment. All his life Okonkwo has been an undefeated man who is respected, honored and titled. Nevertheless, his anxiety of weakness and failure lead to his ultimate defeat.