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It is the hardest of lessons to learn. What makes Biblio different? Warehouse Deals Open-Box Discounts. It is easy to brand Creon a tyrant, though to do so overlooks the reasoning behind his actions. View all 3 comments. Lists with This Book. But nowhere do feel a sense of boredom. Nor did I think your edict had such force that you, a mere mortal, could override the gods.

Well, this resonated deeply with me. She buries the body and faces the consequences of the crime.

She is strong-willed, determined and forceful, yet respectful and fair in antibona arguments. Some ideals are worth dying for. My views on progress and positivism have been eroded greatly over the course of my adult life. I hope to always harbor such impossibilities We never learn here why the two sons are unequally loved.

She has an ear for modern language that makes this translation fresh and contemporary while honoring Sophocles true intention. The reversal, recognition and suffering come in the form of the priest Tiresias, an old wise man who speaks to the Gods.


I shall post a short review after reading each one. Preview — Antigone by Sophocles. Love me some Greek melodrama. I am not well-schooled in tragedies–the Greek tragedies, that is–but when I learned that one of the books I intended to read for the Man Booker award this year was based on the story of Antigone, I thought now was a good time to have a dofokle.

For him to be disobeyed will suggest that he does not actually have the character to be a king. I will always love and cherish this book. And this King is no less human in that 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 kinds of feelings of injustice and indignation.

Antigone’s act of defiance is inspiring. Creon decides to spare Ismene and to bury Antigone alive in a cave. Creon rushes off to free Antigone, but he finds that she has already hung herself in the cave. Who would have guessed that a few hundred years after the Enlightenment such rituals and disputation would remain foregrounded? Crowd is actually a rather bad translation as my understanding of the Oklos is that it is a crowd that acts as a single entity and has a single mindset.

The Sentry explains that the watchmen uncovered Polyneices’ body, and then caught Antigone as she did the funeral rituals. All Ages Average Customer Review: By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use.


Advanced Book Search Browse by Subject. By not killing her directly, he hopes to pay the minimal respects to the gods. Creon is left in tatters.

Pride is a sin,but it is the most humane of feelings. Feb 23, Mel Bossa rated it it was amazing Shelves: Antigone is a real heroine; she stands up for what she believes in.

Creon accuses Tiresias of being corrupt. In the eyes of the gods, her brother must be buried, while her uncle decides to go against he laws of the gods as punishment, Antigone is not pleased. She’s strong, brave and complex.

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I am not afraid of the danger, if it means death, It will not be the worst of deaths – death without honor. Sofoklw unsuccessfully attempting to stab Creon, Haemon stabs himself.

Polyneices’s body is left to rot outside the wal The last part of the Oedipus plays by Sophocles, Antigone, centers around the events which have occurred after the death of Oedipus in Colonus.