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What genre is Antigone?

What genre is Antigone?

Greek tragedy

Is Antigone a one act play?

Sophocles’ Antigone by Roberts (One-act Play)

What does Antigone represent in the play?

Antigone is a loving sister who is willing to do anything for her brother. She is aware of all the misfortunes that happened to her family. She decides to give rest to the soul of Polyneices by burying his dead body which is a duty of a loving sister even at the cost of losing her life.

Is Antigone a real story?

In ancient Greece, Antigone is mostly related to the myth that was told by the Ancient Greek playwright Sophocles, although there is reference to a different Antigone in the ancient Greek World. Antigone was the daughter of King Oedipus of Thebes and Jocasta.

What type of character is Ismene?

Blonde, full-figured, and radiantly beautiful, the laughing, talkative Ismene is the good girl of the family. She is reasonable and understands her place, bowing to Creon’s edict and attempting to dissuade Antigone from her act of rebellion. As in Sophocles’ play, she is Antigone’s foil.

Who does Antigone say will be waiting for her when she dies?

Creon says he will put Antigone and Ismene to death.

How does Antigone justify her disobedience?

They do not think twice about obeying the divine law. Based on this view, Antigone’s actions were justified, as she was acting in obedience, and showing respect to the gods. However, by respecting the divine, she was disobeying the state.

Is Antigone a martyr?

Antigone is a martyr, as she does die for what she believes is right. But her obsession with dying is feed more by her desire to free herself from the shame of her family and to keep all the attention on herself than her love for Polynices.

What makes Antigone a Greek tragedy?

Antigone’s tragedy comes because of her unswerving loyalty to her brother, Polynices, and her determination to give him burial honours despite the personal danger. Her defiance and disregard of Creon leads to him imprisoning her alive in a tomb, where she commits suicide.

What does haemon do before dying?

What does Haemon do just before killing himself? He attempts to kill his father. She kills herself.

Is haemon in love with Antigone?

Haemon and Antigone were cousins, they were also enganged. Although most marriages were arranged at those times; he really loved her. We know Haemon was truly in love with Antigone because he defend her until the end against his father Creon. Even more we see he was in love when he suicides because of Antigone´s death.

Who is alive at the end of Antigone?

Creon survives at the end of the play, retaining rulership of Thebes, gaining in wisdom as he mourns the death of his wife and son. Haemon, Creon’s son, commits suicide after Antigone’s death. Eurydice, Creon’s wife, commits suicide after hearing of the death of her son Haemon.

What is the moral of Antigone?

In Antigone, the moral of the story is that of fate. This moral is incorporated through the actions of both Creon and Antigone. The moral also corresponds with a recurring theme of the abuse of power, something that Creon is more than guilty of.

Does Ismene kill herself in Antigone?

Ismene does not die in the play Antigone, but is one of the few key characters to survive.

What 3 characters died during the play Antigone?

The play opens with the deaths of Antigone’s brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, and ends with the deaths of Antigone,…

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