He isgiven a proper burial only after Odysseus steps in tomake it possible. His guards lead him back into the palace. He raised thenumber of chorus members from twelve tofifteen and developed the use of paintedscenery. Creon decides to pardon Ismene, but vows to kill Antigone by walling her up alive in a tomb. Deianirasends him a poisoned robe that she believeshas magical powers to restore lost love.
He came from a wealthy family in Athens. The audience must feel pity and fear for this character. Neoptolemus has secondthoughts and refuses to deceive the old man. His actions result in an increase of self- awareness and self-knowledge. Copyright Information: All materials are copyrighted and may not be copied or distributed in any way. Aristotle defines rhetoric as The faculty or ability to discover all available means of persuasion in a given situation.
Creon kneels and prays that he, too, might die. The Glory that was Greeece. His actions result in an increase of self- awareness and self-knowledge. Oedipus soon senses his impendingdeath and allows only Theseus to witness the eventby which he is changed into a hero and a saint. Produced after Sophocless death, is the longest ofhis dramas. There was a rising curiosity concerning the nature and origin of the physical world and even more importantly concerning government and law giving.
He or she may not even die! Slide 9: Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus and the sister of the dead brothers, believes this proclamation to be against the gods' orders. Tiresias predicts that the gods will bring down curses upon the city. In addition he is the god of plaque as well as healing. He was elected a general in the Athenian military because of the popularity of his work. Or, the reader may see the character as blind or ignorant as with Oedipus and Antigone. In thisplay Sophocles describes the difficult situationof the person who, without meaning to, hurtsthose whom he or she loves.
Her brother, in attemptingto seize the throne from his brother Eteocles,killed Eteocles in a fight and also died himself. Use it to introduce your class to Greek tragedies before cracking the play itself. Essay and discussion questions are for the whole book. Give examples from everyday life! That will launch the presentation. She confides her plan to bury Polynices herself to her sister Ismene.
The clues may be rather obvious, but the character may be unwilling to recognize the truth. Hence moral law unconscious law vs. As you read: What are your impressions of Antigone as a leader? Sophocles entered the most important Athenian drama competition of the year for the first time. C : According to: Aristotle Greek Philosopher 384 According to: Aristotle Greek Philosopher 384-322 B. He also abandoned the practiceof presenting tragedies as trilogies seriesof three works by instead presentingthree plays with different subjects.
Is it our responsibility to rebel against and break an unjust law? Is it more important to be right than to be happy? The members of the chorus wore masks, usually similar to each other but completely different from the leading actors Because the number of actors varied from one to three, they had to put on different masks, in order to play more roles. Ajax vowsrevenge on the Greek commanders as well as onOdysseus. He is also the god of light. Common c Modern -day tragic heroes? At the beginning of the play, both brothers are dead, apparently slain by the other's hand. It brings to a conclusion his concernwith the Oedipus theme. The story may not result in an epiphany of awareness or even come to a resolution of catharsis.
This could clash with its long accepted and unquestioned authority and would thus provide a problem to the question of which authority was to prevail. Theseus arrives and promises himprotection, but Creon tries to remove Oedipus. Although this works sort-of like a PowerPoint, it uses Adobe Flash, so no expensive software program is needed. The audience must feel pity and fear for this cha ot of his own downfall. Theseus comes to the rescue and foils Creon.