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The reversal, recognition and suffering come in the form of the priest Tiresias, an old wise man who speaks to the Gods. Though Creon has decried that anyone who buries Polyneices will be killed, she cannot allow her brother to be so disrespected in death.

In reality he is being ssofokle effective, albeit harsh, ruler. And this King is no less human in that Nor did I think your edict had such force that you, a mere mortal, could override the gods.

The blind man is led by a boy, who saw the sign of the burning sacrifice for him and described it, and who helps him walk …more I took it to be significant.

To ask other readers questions about Antigoneplease sign up. Ismene cautions her against throwing away her life after that of the dead brother, but Antigone remains resolute. The book is a masterpiece I’m proud of my books and so are you of other things.

And still you had the gall to break this law?

We say-a man is only as good as his words. The laws of man are not always right. In the opening of the play, Antigone brings Ismene outside the palace gates late at night for a secret meeting: The Theban Plays antigoja books.

Oct 28, Ana rated it it was amazing Shelves: Man, that part when Ismene now suddenly wants to stand at her sister’s side after the King Creon has sentenced Antigone to be immured, really pissed me off and brought up all soffokle of feelings of injustice and indignation.


Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, and she has soofkle now lost her two brothers, who died fighting each other over the throne.

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Especially the relationship between Antigone and her flighty and untrustworthy sister Ismene. What makes Biblio different? To put it in simple terms: The family or the state 6 May This is probably the closest of all of the Greek tragedies to a Shakespearian tragedy.

Antigone discusses the event with her sister, Ismene, who advises against such a course.

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In Ancient Greek beliefs, not having a proper burial meant that Polyneices’s spirit would be left to wander the earth and not able to descend into Osfokle. Creon decides to spare Ismene and to bury Antigone alive in a cave.

But, ultimately, I think it would be best to call this an adaptation rather than a translation. Sophocles has done very well to portray this conflict. When his niece breaks his law, he has no choice but to punish her as he would any man. Ben Rauscher This answer contains spoilers… view spoiler [ I took it to be significant. Now one of the main themes that comes out of this play is the struggle between one’s loyalty to the state and one’s loyalty to one’s family and the dilemma that one will face when the state passes a law of which you do not approve.

The only crime is pride. All of Greece will despise Creon, and the sacrificial offerings of Thebes will not be accepted by the gods. The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles’ classic drama.

The Theban Plays 3. Return to Book Page. Creon, not Antigone, follows the tragic hero trajectory. 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.


But more importantly, Carson shows that Kreon, not Antigone, is the true tragic character of the work. Creon becomes furious, and, thinking Ismene must have known of Antigone’s plan, seeing her upset, summons the girl. No doubt it will take me several months to get through all of them! View all 16 comments.

Too many have written such a lot of works on the topic that the moment one starts reading something on it,the natural reaction is ‘not again.! Something Creon simply cannot perceive. The result was a sacrifice he will never forget, Antigone’s death, and the one most readers seem to sympathise with. I am not afraid of the danger, if it means death, It will not be the worst of deaths – death without honor.

The Leader of the Chorus pledges his support out of deference to Creon. Especially interesting is the language. For Creon, his realisation came too late. Some ideals are worth dying for.


Love me some Greek melodrama. Hopefully I will find some classic authors, from across the ages, that I may not have come across had I not bought this collection. Open Preview See a Problem? She expresses her regrets at not having married and dying for following the laws of the gods.

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It is easy to brand Creon a tyrant, though to do so overlooks the reasoning behind his actions. 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. Antigone’s act of defiance is inspiring.

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