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Antigone Project

Antigone Project

Alex Goldstein

on 17 December 2012

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Transcript of Antigone Project

Tyranny Democracy Creon does not listen or believe anyone's ideas. His tyranny is disobeyed by so many other people like Antigone. Even his own son, Haemon, disagrees with how his father treats the people of Thebes. But Creon doesn't care because he has the power. Antigone believes justice should be served to the people of Thebes. So burying her brother is like a rebelious act. Some people in Thebes believe that democracy is the best form of government. Haemon, Antigone, and Ismene all believed in that policy. Creon felt death was an option for those who disobey him. Antigone believes her brother should be respected. Main Characters: Historical Context Creon believes that he is greater than anyone, even the gods of the people and the laws that defy Thebes.
He believes that all of his decisions are right... No matter what anyone else says. The play was written by Sophocles in 441 B.C. The play does not exactly take place in 441 B.C., it Comes from Greek mythology. During this time period, Democracy was being established in Greece. Shortly after the play was released, Sophocles was appointed as one of the ten generals to lead a military expedition against Samos. Current Events "" "Wisdom is by far the greatest part of joy, and reverence toward the gods must be safeguarded. The mighty blows of fate, and at long last those blows will teach us wisdom."

-Soph0cles (from Antigone page 128) Antigone Thousands of people in several African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries are revolting against their governments. Countries such as Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Syria, Bangladesh and Nepal are hoping for major changes. They basically want similar objectives like Antigone. They want expanded human rights and equality. They also want to live in a more democratic country, not in a country of tyranny. Creon Haemon Ismene Summary The most important character of the play Antigone attempts to bury her brother Polynices. Creon throws Antigone in jail for attempting to bury and honor her dead brother. Antigone kills herself , Haemon kills himself out of love for Antigone. 2 4 5 The king of Thebes

Ismene & Antigone's uncle Antigone's Fiancé

Creon's Son Antigone's Sister In the beginning of the play Antigone is caught burying her deceased brother Polynices, who died in the battle against the tyrant Creon and his kingdom Thebes. Ironically Polynices and his brother Etocles kill each other fighting on opposite sides. Antigone is arrested for the burial of Polynices and fights for the right to mourn loved ones as well as other rights. It is a battle of Democracy(Antigone) and Tyranny(Creon). Creon becomes extremly distraught Creons wife, Eurydice, kills her- self after finding out about her son. 3 The End 1 Antigone
by: Alex Goldstein,
Mitchell Dawson
Joseph Contreras
Karim Mardambey
Alex Medrano Current Events Cont. Some people revolt so they could get rights they never had or things their government never gave their people. They want things such as money, resources, etc.
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