Introduction antigone antigone is the daughter of oedipus, the king that married his own mother, locaste and unwittingly killed his father, laios (literature for. Introduction antigone antigone is the daughter of oedipus, the king that married his own mother, locaste and unwittingly killed his father, laios. Literature study guides learn more about characters, symbols, and themes in all your favorite books with course hero's free study guides and infographics. This document gives a general overview of the origins of greek drama, the parts of the theatre itself, the actors, and the divisions of the play scenes it then gives background to antigone, summarizing oedipus rex and oedipus at colonus in a bullet-point style. Text literature an introduction to fiction, poetry, and drama, 10th edition, eds x j 12/13 - introduction to greek drama and the play antigone by sophocles 5.
A wordy introduction is given by our damsel in distress which could have easily been summarized in one simple sentence: antigone's pissed that one of her brothers gets to be lain to rest properly with the worms and daisies, while her other brother is damned to rot on open ground until wild birds peck out his eyes. Elements and characteristics of this literature through readings, lectures, and class discussions the expectation is that you will become more knowledgeable, appreciative. Antigone, which comes last chronologically, was the play sophocles wrote first, around 440 bc—yup, this play actually came before oedipus the king and oedipus at colonus and it has all the hallmarks of an ambitious young author's work: namely, some serious verve and intensity.
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. Introduction dating perhaps to the 440s bce, antigone is one of sophocles' best-known plays the story of a young woman who defies the masculine authority of her uncle creon by burying her brother polynices has long captivated audiences and readers. From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the sparknotes antigone study guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays. Citation machine™ helps students and professionals properly credit the information that they use cite your book in modern language association 8th edition format for free. Introduction sophocles' antigone is the most read and performed of all greek tragedies the play poses a conﬂict between passionate characters whose extreme stances leave no room for compromise or diplomacy.
Sophocles is thought to have written over 100 plays, but only seven fully survive today: ajax, antigone, trachinian women, oedipus the king, electra, philoctetes, and oedipus at colonus trackers , a satyr play , exists only as a 400-line fragment. Name: _____ antigone worksheets answers prologue 1 what information does antigone give to ismene at the beginning of this scene creon has declared that anyone who buries polynieces will be stoned to death. Introduction to literature week 1 essay- antigone june 6, 2013 in reading antigone, it's fairly natural to see antigone as a good, principled woman who is wronged by the dogmatic, inflexible creon. Literature criticism online 1 august 2011 epic of gilgamesh summary and history reprinted articles and book chapters of 20th century criticism of epic of gilgamesh.
Welcome to the litcharts study guide on sophocles's antigone created by the original team behind sparknotes, litcharts are the world's best literature guides created by the original team behind sparknotes, litcharts are the world's best literature guides. Introduction sophocles taught his antigone to a chorus of fifteen young men for the contest in tragedy he wanted to entertain and educate his audience, for these had been the duties of poets since time immemorial. I point out to students that they have studied the hero through literature during grades 9-11 by reading classic tales of heroes, such as the odyssey, julius caesar, and antigone and through their own reading and viewing experiences outside of school.
Sophocles' earliest of the three theban plays is entitled the antigone the focus is on the character traits of the main character of the play antigone with some analysis of creon's actions towards antigone the play begins with a general introduction the greek theatre of the time (the fifth and. Introduction read the play here antigone read the original play, by sophocles, here sophocles' antigone here are some essay topics we will return to these later in the unit. Chicago requires the use of footnotes, rather than parenthetical citations, in conjunction with a list of works cited when dealing with literature 1 sparknotes editors sparknote on antigone. Thanks for visiting literature and history, a podcast covering anglophone literature from ancient times to the present each episode covers an influential work of world literature, featuring summaries of the texts, historical analysis of the cultures that produced them, and some original music and goofiness thrown in to keep you entertained.