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Free read Ἀντιγόνη 106 Sophocles í 6 characters characters Ἀντιγόνη Iterature canTo make this uintessential Greek drama accessible to the modern reader this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary of difficult terms a list of vocabulary words and convenient sidebar notes By providing these it is our intention that readers will fully enjoy the beauty wisdom and intent of the pl. Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to Antigone the third in a trilogy of Theban plays written around 441 BC yes almost 2500 years ago by Sophocles In my junior year of high school our Advanced Placement English teacher assigned all three Theban plays This is a mini review on the final one Antigone which was my second favorite Oedipus Rex was of course my favorite In this Greek tragedy Antigone Oedipus Rex s daughter fights to have a proper burial for her brother She is strong willed determined and forceful yet respectful and fair in her arguments What I love about these plays is that ability for the characters to call on your emotions logic and your intelligence The plots are incredibly complex and shocking but the players are what help you fall in love with Sophocles as a writer Given its 2500 years old and a translation there are a number of areas where might not fully understand especially if you aren t familiar with your Greek Gods and Goddesses The words themselves are beautiful The images you see are intense It s a fantastic read But read them in order And think of Antigone as your very own Wonder Woman About Me For those new to me or my reviews here s the scoop I read A LOT I write A LOT And now I blog A LOT First the book review goes on Goodreads and then I send it on over to my WordPress blog at where you ll also find TV Film reviews the revealing and introspective 365 Daily Challenge and lots of blogging about places I ve visited all over the world And you can find all my social media profiles to get the details on the whowhatwhenwhere and my pictures Leave a comment and let me know what you think Vote in the poll and ratings Thanks for stopping by

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Free read Ἀντιγόνη 106 Sophocles í 6 characters characters Ἀντιγόνη Es the king for the right to bury her own brother Determined but doomed Antigone shows her inner strength throughout the playAntigone raises issues of law and morality that are just as relevant today as they were than two thousand years ago Whether this is your first reading or your twentieth Antigone will move you as few pieces of l. Your soul is blowing apartThe chorus in Anne Carson s translation of Sophocles ANTIGONEI love Antigone I think it is one of the very best of the Greek tragedies no one of the very best of all tragedies ever writtenRandom thought I suspect there is a play that is part of this cycle that is missing a play that focuses on the brothersThis review will not focus on the play itself but on the wonderful translation by Anne Carson Anne Carson is a poet She is a wordsmith in the highest sense of the word She has an ear for modern language that makes this translation fresh and contemporary while honoring Sophocles true intention Carson s translation is full of dry dark humor and avoids the pitfalls of those dour humorless translations that are of one note and written to emulate a funeral dirge But importantly Carson shows that Kreon not Antigone is the true tragic character of the work He refuses to heed the wisdom of others when Kreon relents at the last only to find his family dead and his city in despair The residue of those boring stuffy late 19th early 20th century translations that attempted to emulate Elizabethan English and place Antigone in the realm of a Shakespearean tragedy have been cast off by Carson But ultimately I think it would be best to call this an adaptation rather than a translation ANTIGONE WE BEGIN IN THE DARK AND THE BIRTH OF DEATH IS US ISMENE WHO SAID THAT ANTIGONE HEGEL ISMENE SOUNDS MORE LIKE BECKETT ANTIGONE HE WAS PARAPHRASING HEGELThe chorus in Anne Carson s translation of Sophocles ANTIGONEAnne Carson means to have a good time with Antigone and thankfully she invites us along to the party

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Free read Ἀντιγόνη 106 Sophocles í 6 characters characters Ἀντιγόνη The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles' classic drama The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed Emotions fly as she challeng. Antigone is a real heroine she stands up for what she believes in She was faced with a strong dilemma The law of man the word of her uncle the king demands that her brother s body remains unburied in the open with no funeral rights to be savaged by animals For King Creon this is a symbolic justice for a traitor and a rebel but the laws of the God s and the ruling of Antigone s own mind demands that she gives him libations death rights that all men deserve She buries the body and faces the conseuences of the crime Creon And still you had the gall to break this lawAntigone Of course I did It wasn t Zeus not in the least who made this proclamation not to meNor did that justice dwelling with the godsbeneath the earth ordain such laws for menNor did I think your edict had such forcethat you a mere mortal could override the godsSo like I said she s a heroine for standing up against tyranny but she isn t the play s tragic hero it s clearly King Creon Who has the right of this situation It is easy to brand Creon a tyrant though to do so overlooks the reasoning behind his actions In punishing Antigone s dead brother her rebellious dead brother he is sending a political message to those that threaten the peace of Thebes In reality he is being an effective albeit harsh ruler When his niece breaks his law he has no choice but to punish her as he would any man He couldn t allow her to be an exception to the rule to do so would be to undermine the law of the land and his politics it would be to make him a hypocrite But to sentence her to death that s a little extreme Thus Sophocles presents a beautifully conflicted situation There is no longer a discernible sense of right or wrong only a thin line of morality that separates a tyrant from a man of justice And his conviction only gets worse he refuses to hear what his son and the city the chorus think about the situation He only sees his narrow minded sense of justice and ignores the effects it will have on his loved ones He has no doubts about his actions and demonstrates the uestionable nature of a cold approach to kingship The laws of man are not always right Something Creon simply cannot perceive To his mind he is morally right a man of good character and a king of honour Is this not the most dangerous of leaders Creon I will take her down some wild desolate pathnever trod by men and wall her up alivein a rocky vault and set out short rationsjust the measure piety demandsto keep the entire city free of defilementThere let her pray to the one god she worshipsDeath who knows may just reprieveher from deathOr she may learn at last better late than neverwhat a waste of breath it is to worship DeathAnd this is what makes him the play s tragic hero His hamartia his tragic flaw in Aristotle terms is his severe lack of judgement and his inability to perceive the wrongness of his decree The reversal recognition and suffering come in the form of the priest Tiresias an old wise man who speaks to the Gods He tells Creon what will happen if he persists down his current path and after much resistance Creon finally relents his folly But it is far too late The blood has already been shed Tragedy has already struck death has already struck Creon is left in tatters It is the hardest of lessons to learn So what do we learn from this Greek tragedy was didactical in purpose it was used as a learning tool a means of imparting wisdom to the audience What is Sophocles message For me it s uite simple open your eyes and your heart Never presume that you are right and an absolute morale authority For Creon his realisation came too late The result was a sacrifice he will never forget Antigone s death and the one most readers seem to sympathise with But I implore you to look further into the play and consider the full role of Creon To overlook him is to overlook the point of the work All men make mistakes but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong and repairs the evil The only crime is pride This play is a spectacular piece of work I need Greek tragedy in my reading diet Penguin Little Black Classic 55 The Little Black Classic Collection by penguin looks like it contains lots of hidden gems I couldn t help it they looked so good that I went and bought them all I shall post a short review after reading each one No doubt it will take me several months to get through all of them Hopefully I will find some classic authors from across the ages that I may not have come across had I not bought this collection


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    Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB í Sophocles EBOOK Ἀντιγόνη Suck on that Creon They named the play after her

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    EBOOK Ἀντιγόνη This drama highlights the differences between state and divine law Especially interesting is the language Sophocles has done very well to portray this conflict Even after 2500 years still a worth reading profound text

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    Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB í Sophocles EBOOK Ἀντιγόνη Antigone is a real heroine; she stands up for what she believes in She was faced with a strong dilemma The law of man the word of her uncle the king demands that her brother's body remains unburied in the open with no funeral rights to be sava

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    Sophocles í 6 characters EBOOK Ἀντιγόνη Ἀντιγόνη Antigone SophoclesAntigone is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before 441 BC It is the third of the three Theban plays chronologically but was the first written The play expands on the Theban legend t

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    EBOOK Ἀντιγόνη This was a reread for me The first time I read this play was in my sopho year or high school and I remember liking it but I LOVED it this time around It's fabulous and now I want to read the rest of the Theban plays

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    Sophocles í 6 characters EBOOK Ἀντιγόνη Your soul is blowing apartThe chorus in Anne Carson's translation of Sophocles ANTIGONEI love Antigone I think it is one of the very best of the Greek tragedies no one of the very best of all tragedies ever writtenRandom thought I suspect there is a play that is part of this cycle that is missing a play that focuses on the brothersThis review will not focus on the play itself but on the wonderful translation

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    EBOOK Ἀντιγόνη Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to Antigone the third in a trilogy of Theban plays written around 441 BC yes almost 2500 years ago by Sophocles In my junior year of high school our Advanced Placement English teacher assigned all three Theban plays This is a mini review on the final one Antigone which was my second favorite Oedipus Rex was of course my favorite In this Greek tragedy Antigone Oedipus Rex's daughter fights to have a proper bur

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    EBOOK Ἀντιγόνη Sophocles í 6 characters Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB í Sophocles Seeing a Middle School Production of Antigone in Munich The Sophie Scholl Story and Reflecting on How to Foster Youth Resistance in Meaningful Ways A Meditation“I am not afraid of the danger If it means death it will not be the worst of deaths death without honor” AntigoneAntigone We begin in the dark and birth is the death of usIsmene Who said that?Antigone HegelIsmene Sounds like BeckettAntigone He was paraphrasin

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    characters Ἀντιγόνη Sophocles í 6 characters EBOOK Ἀντιγόνη Antigone is a strong contender in the Plays That Keep You Awake at Night competition The background of the story reads no surprise like a Greek tragedy Antigone is the orphaned daughter of Jocasta and Oedipus the mother and fatherbrother team from Oedipus Rex who has now lost both her brothers as well — they killed each other fighting ov

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    Sophocles í 6 characters Free read ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB í Sophocles EBOOK Ἀντιγόνη The family or the state6 May 2012 This is probably the closest of all of the Greek tragedies to a Shakespearian tragedy This is due to the end of the play having a huge bodycount and the action of the play is driven by one person's fatal flaw not that I actually believe in the fatal flaw argument but that is beside the point However it is not Antigone who has the fatal flaw in this play but rather Creon the king of The

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