Creons lesson on the use of power in antigone by sophocles

These dictators are not respected or liked by the people of their country, just like Creon was even respected by Haemon, his own son, let alone the community of Thebes, when he made the selfish decision to kill Antigone.

No one in our society would be stoned to death or left in a vault and die a slow painful death. A singleness of purpose and blind conviction might, in fact, be the best indicators not that we are right, but that more deliberation is needed to arrive at the best and most responsible course of action.

Although both characters seem to be opposites at the start, they still teach both truthful and valuable. Sophocles set the play in Thebes in the Bronze Age, about eight hundred years before his time, and populated the play with heroic characters.

Nothing should hold you back, always stick up for what you believe in. First of all it tells us that we should stand up for what is moral and god will side with us.

If no one was buried the world would literally stink and be filled with disease and rotting corpses. Even the President gets advice from Congress and others in the Executive branch. Thought to have penned more than plays during his career, the great Greek dramatist and poet Sophocles is survived by only seven.

The thing is if you take the greed out of it you will be able to change lives of people and then you will get back the same from those people. This then hurt him later when Haemon and Eurydice killed themselves leaving Creon to think about what he had done.

And hopefully, future stories we read in this class will also be like Antigone. Therefore, Antigone takes it upon herself, with no support to give Polyneices a proper burial even though the penalty of going against King Creon is death. The ninth amendment states "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.

Creon had too much pride and always thought he was right. In doing so, Sophocles was able to touch dramatically on some of the most significant themes and political issues of his own day, such as the primacy of the city-state in Athenian society, without calling attention to them directly; the setting of Antigone created for his audience a comfortable distance from the subject matter.

Along with being an absolute ruler, he made unfair laws. The lessons in Antigone, even though they are dramatized, are very valuable in todays society. A young woman of unshakable integrity, Antigone suffers for defying a royal edict and flaunting the laws of man, while Creon, the king, shows disrespect to the gods and is brought down by his hubris in defending the power of the state.

Today, we often realize that our doings may affect others or come back and bite you. As you can see, Sophocles included many timeless lessons in Antigone that are both truthful and valuable in our society today. Also in traditional fashion, all of the considerable violence in the play occurs offstage; characters bring reports of it into the drama, allowing audiences to experience catharsis.

People have gone against the law to defend what they think is right. So he followed his moral beleifs and stuck up for his girlfriend.

Sophocles has written Antigone to inspire the readers about taking the life lessons out of the book and into real life. He didnt even take into acount that if he killed Anntigone, then his son Haemon would kill himself with her.

I hope to read more novels like this one and enjoy it just as much as this one Petra said Antigone followed her heart and knew what she had to do.

The laws today try and prevent what Creon was doing and support Antigone That fact that you should face reality, face your fears, face all things that hold you back.

Even though all of these people suffered greatly when they stood up for what they believed in, it changed the minds of so many people and changed so many things.

Antigone eNotes Lesson Plan

In the end, however he ends up losing his son and wife, which are the two people he cared about most. Todays society still believes in a lot of the morales believed when Sophocles was alive. Without Interacting and listening to each other all of these powers would fail. With these lessons, I now can stand up and be independent, just like Antigone.

The world would end in complete war, violence, and unhappiness. Sometimes a student has to have the courage to speak the truth about an issue such as bullying, even if no one else has the courage, like Ismene at first.The characters Antigone and Creon both share selfish pride.

Even though their actions are just, their motivations are not. Even though their actions are just, their motivations are not. Their choices are based on closed-minded. Oct 14,  · The lessons of Sophocles are true and valuable in todays society, even though the example of Sophocles' lesson in Antigone is a bit outdated and dramatically exaggerated.

The struggle Antigone went through to bury her brother represents the lesson of standing up in what you believe in. This lesson plan begins with the study of Sophocles' Antigone and the universal issues it raises about power, gender, family obligation, ethics, and honor.

It then moves to an exploration of ancient Greece, accents the importance of theater and its staging, the nature of tragedy in this culture, and culminates in student presentations and. Antigone is the last play in a famous Greek trilogy, written by Sophocles.

The Oedipus trilogy told the story of Oedipus, a tragic Greek hero, who defeated the sphinx and saved Thebes, but unknowingly killed his father and married his mother. While it was not written last, the Antigone play is the. Relationship between Antigone and Creon Antigone is a play written by Sophocles.

The genre of the play that Sophocles wrote was based on tragedy. Most critics agree, however, that the initial decisions made by Creon and Antigone are moral choices, honorable and true, each doing service and duty to different masters.

Additionally, both Creon and Antigone are undone in part because of their inability to compromise or to consider other points of view.

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