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Antigone
Antigone
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 and punishment. Creon, Oedipus\' uncle and brother-in-law, is the story\'s most dynamic character. His character experiences a drastic metamorphosis through the span of the three dramas. Creon\'s vision of a monarch\'s proper role, his concept of and respect for justice, as well as his respect for the design evolve considerably by the trilogy
Use of Irony in Oedipus Rex
Use of Irony in Oedipus Rex
Use of Irony in Oedipus Rex Many sources tell us that Sophocles wrote more then one hundred plays, but only seven of them have survived the centuries in their entirety. Certainly the best known of his surviving plays is Oedipus Rex. The plot of the play hinges on the element of irony. Irony can be defined as a combination of circumstances or a result that is the opposite of what is or might be expected or considered appropriate, (Guralnik, Webster\'s, 1968, p. 745). Irony is one of the prevailin
One of the most memorable and meaningful Socratic
One of the most memorable and meaningful Socratic
One of the most memorable and meaningful Socratic quotes applies well when in context of Sophocles\' Theban Trilogy. The unexamined life is not worth living, proclaims Socrates. He could have meant many things by this statement, and in relation to the play, the meaning is found to be even more complex. Indeed, the situation of Oedipus, king of Thebes, the truth of this statement is in question. Would Oedipus have been better off if he was blind to the knowledge of his birthing and the fate which
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex A man who is highly renowned and prosperous, but one who is not pre-eminently virtuous and just, whose misfortune, however, is brought upon him not by vice and/or depravity, but by some error of judgment or frailty. - Aristotle In Sophocles’ Oedipus The King, Oedipus, the main character who kills his father and marries his mother, undoubtedly qualifies as a tragic hero. According to Aristotle’s definition, a tragic hero must be highly renowned and prosperous. Oedipus was the Kin
There are many definitions of the word blindness i
There are many definitions of the word blindness i
There are many definitions of the word blindness in the dictionary. Two of them pertain to the story about Oedipus and Teiresias. Both of the men are blind, but they each possess a different type of blindness. The type of blindness possessed by Oedipus is probably worse than the type of blindness possessed by Teiresias. Blindness, as defined by the American Heritage Dictionary, can mean one of two things. The first definition is sightless or complete loss of sight. The second definition is the i
Antigone
Antigone
Antigone Is he not my brother, and yours, wether you like it or not? I shall never desert him, never. Antigone strongly stands for what she believes in. Because of different personalites and beliefs, many unfortunate events occur in the play, Antigone, by Sophocles. Although Antigone and Ismene love and support each other as sisters, each of them have differnt values and viewpoints. Antigone is known for her strong positive beliefs. In the story, Sophocles portrays her as the protagonist in the
Oedipus is a very interesting character in Greek m
Oedipus is a very interesting character in Greek m
Oedipus is a very interesting character in Greek mythology. He encounters many episodes on his journey, escaping the dangers of the prophecy he was told. Oedipus the King us the is quite exciting to the readers because of the dramatic irony Sophocles uses throughout the trilogy. Dramatic irony is when the audience is aware of something that is going to happen in the story, and the charatcer really has no idea. Oedipus the King is a Greek tragedy. There are five basic elements of a typical traged
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex Sophocles\' Oedipus the King is a tragic play, which discusses The tragic discovery of Oedipus that he has killed his father and married his mother. The story of Oedipus was well known to the Athenians. Oedipus is the embodiment of the perfect Athenian. He is self-confident, intelligent, and strong willed. Ironically these are The very traits which bring about his tragic discovery. Oedipus gained the rule of Thebes by answering the riddle of Sphinx. Sophocles used the riddle of the
Antigone by Sophocles is one of the most distingui
Antigone by Sophocles is one of the most distingui
Antigone by Sophocles is one of the most distinguished pieces of theatrical work that reflects upon Greek mythology and culture. Antigone has several themes and circumstantial settings that can be indirectly referred or related to in modern society. Sophocles uses various and strategically placed characters to present his play as well as his themes. The play mainly revolves around Antigone who acts alongside her elder sister, Ismene. Both are daughters of Oedipus and Jocasta who are in the conte
Who Is the Tragic Hero, Antigone or Creon?
Who Is the Tragic Hero, Antigone or Creon?
Who Is the Tragic Hero, Antigone or Creon? This analysis is to determine the character that fits the tragic hero profile; it was completely based according to the Aristotelian idea of tragic hero and it is understood that hero is: ...neither purely evil or purely wicked; the hero must born in the high social status, and he/she must possess a tragic flaw which is proper from the inner side of the character; it usually manifests in the form of poor judgment and or arrogance, condemning him/hersel
Oedipus's life is lived out in many accomplishment
Oedipus's life is lived out in many accomplishment
Oedipus\'s life is lived out in many accomplishments and achievements. Mount Cithaeron symbolizes his journey from the being of his life to the end. It also symbolizes the important steps toward or trying to reach the peak, the perfect blend of mind and spirit. Mount Cithaeron portrays how people take a journey toward self awareness, and how most do not make. Oedipus\'s life has five accomplishments or steps on the road of Mount Cithaeron. Oedipus first event is surviving as a newborn baby. Oedi
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex
Oedipus Rex Characters in the play Oedipus the King attempt to block the horrible outcome of the gods’ oracle. The first people to do so were Oedipus’ mother and father, Laius and Jocasta. After hearing the unmoral and disruptive prediction, they attempted to execute their own child. Their belief in the gods was this strong. Resulting in their actions, Oedipus grew up thinking that the king and queen of Corinth were his parents. After Oedipus, himself, went to Apollo to hear his oracle he left C
Revenge
Revenge
Revenge Revenge causes one to act blindly through anger, rather than through reason. It is based on the principle of an eye for an eye, but this principle is not always an intelligent theory to live by. Young Fortinbras, Laertes, and Hamlet were all looking to avenge the deaths of their fathers. They all acted on emotion, and this led to the downfall of two, and the rise to power of one. Since the heads of the three major families were each murdered, the eldest sons of these families swore venge
Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalysis
:Psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud was the first to developed the idea of psychoanalysis. Many physicians at that time turned down Freud’s idea, that one could have mental and physical problems which dwelled from deep with in a person. However, Freud continued his studies, and has contributed a lot to the world of psychology. Freud has shown the world that the mind is a powerful tool, and he also proved that physical illness could be a link to mental thoughts. (Hacker) Since Freud’s success in psycho
A Comparison of Piaget, Freud, and Erikson
A Comparison of Piaget, Freud, and Erikson
A Comparison of Piaget, Freud, and Erikson by Randy Hartenstine Psychology 1513-51 Extra Credit Paper April 8, 1999 Hartenstine 1 The field of psychology has grown to be respected as a science. Objectivity and the scientific method are both part of the psychologist\'s mode of operation. However, even the greatest of psychologists can only theorize about what makes human beings act the way they do. Absolutes are not part of psychology. Everything is relative and open to speculation. Theorists giv
A DISCUSSION AS TO HOW CARL JUNG CAME TO THE CONCL
A DISCUSSION AS TO HOW CARL JUNG CAME TO THE CONCL
A DISCUSSION AS TO HOW CARL JUNG CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THERE EXISTED A COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS, AS WELL AS HIS INFLUENCES 4 pages FOR REFERENCE USE ONLY Sigmund Freud was Carl Jungs greatest influence. Although he came to part company with Freud in later years, Freud had a distinct and profound influence on Carl Jung. Carl Jung is said to have been a magnetic individual who drew many others into his circle. Within the scope of analytic psychology, there exists two essential tenets. The fir
The Revolutionary War was an enormous part of Amer
The Revolutionary War was an enormous part of Amer
The Revolutionary War was an enormous part of American history. The revolution in Russia, that sparked the overthrow of communism, was a huge part of Russian history. The revolution of Christianity from the concepts of Greek gods was also a large part of religious history. Christianity and Greek gods have many comparisons, contrasts, and these contrasts resulted in Christianity being revolutionary. The concepts of Christianity and the religious concepts of the Greek gods are comparatively alike.
The Tragedy of Hamlet
The Tragedy of Hamlet
The Tragedy of Hamlet Arguably, the best piece of writing ever done by William Shakespeare, Hamlet is the classic example of a tragedy. In all tragedies the hero suffers, and usually dies at the end. Othello stabs himself, Romeo and Juliet commit suicide, Brutis falls on his sword, and like them Hamlet dies by getting cut with a poison tipped sword. But that is not all tht is need to consider a play a tragedy, and sometimes a hero doesn\'t even need to die. Not every play in which a hero dies is
Conflicts in Relationships
Conflicts in Relationships
Conflicts in Relationships by James Carvill In Othello, the Moor of Venice by Shakespeare, A Doll House by Henrik Ibsen, Oedipus Rex by Sophocles, and The Glass Managerie by Tennessee Williams involve relationships and the development of the characters through conflicts in their relationships. For Othello it was Iago’s deception and Othello’s jealousy, and for Nora and Torvald in A Doll House it was their doomed marriage, In Oedipus Rex the prophecy doomed Oedipus to marry his mother, and in The
Physical Descriptions Of Biblical Patriarchs / Inf
Physical Descriptions Of Biblical Patriarchs / Inf
Physical Descriptions Of Biblical Patriarchs / Influenced Of Ancient Art : A 6 page paper that compares the Biblical descriptions of some of its major patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, etc;) with the archaeological findings of the time, to support their descriptions. The writer attempts to show that archaeological findings, including art and sculpture, deny some of the representations in the Bible, including the advanced age of many of the patriarchs in Genesis, and the racial hereditary basis for cha
The Signifigance of Irony, Metaphor, and Reverasal
The Signifigance of Irony, Metaphor, and Reverasal
The Signifigance of Irony, Metaphor, and Reverasal of Situation in Oedipus Rex Oedipus Rex is a tragedy of a man who attempts to flee a prophecy out of fear of what the future may hold for him, and in doing so blindly falls straight into his tragic fate. The use of literary devices in this play such as irony, metaphor, and reversal of situation in this play help to weave Sophocles’ masterpiece tragedy in to a work of art to be appreciated for centuries to come. The literary artwork of Oedipus Re
Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman (1949, 1977) p
Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman (1949, 1977) p
Arthur Miller\'s Death of a Salesman (1949, 1977) portrays a man who struggles with the task of having a good family relationship at home with his wife and two sons, and procrastinating being a successful salesman. The play reveals how procrastination can destroy an individual\'s life. Through an analysis of the character of Willy Loman and his actions in the five major periods of his life (i.e., sending Biff to college and showing interest in his football ability, paying the last house payment
Matt Wardell
Matt Wardell
Matt Wardell AP Enlgish IV 2nd Period Even September 8th, 2000 It hurts to know Knowledge is a great weapon used by society for help, comfort, and most importantly advancement of the human race. Unfortunately, knowledge is often accompanied by sorrow and grief. In the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex Sophocles shows how Oedipus’s thirst for the knowledge of his past leads to his own demise. Knowledge is not just given to the characters in the tragedy. Oedipus, sincerely and seriously, must know it all,
Oedipus
Oedipus
Oedipus In the play Oedipus, irony is used frequently as and as eloquently by Sophocles to the reveal theme of seeking knowledge. Not knowing the King of Thebes, Oedipus, gives speeches on finding the murderer of the King of Laias and how wretched the poor soil will be when the truth is revealed. Then once more I must bring what is dark to light..., whoever killed King Laios might- who knows?-might decide at any moment to kill me as well. By avenging the murder of the King, I protect myself, (So
Oedipus Rex is a Tragedy
Oedipus Rex is a Tragedy
Oedipus Rex is a Tragedy Many things can describe a tragedy. However, according to definition of a tragedy by Aristotle, there are only five. The play has to have a tragic hero, preferably of noble stature. Second, the tragic hero must have a tragic flaw. Because of that flaw, the hero falls from either power or death. Due to the fall, the tragic hero discovers something. Finally, there must be catharsis in the minds of the audience. Oedipus Rex qualifies as a tragedy. It fits all the characteri