A summary of Part V in Jean Anouilh's Antigone
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This Myth was also notably accounted for by the Ancient Greek Playwright Sophocles, who had separate plays performed on 'Oedipus The King', 'Oedpius At Colonus' and 'Antigone'.
There are different versions of how her life ended, a description of an ancient painting by Philostratus depicts, Antigone giving respectable funeral to her brother Polynices.
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Is this play a form of propaganda? Is the Athenian born Sophocles ridiculing Thebes? Is it true that the two city-states did not get along? According the book the Thebans were antidemocratic (215) and the Athenian government was democratic. This means that the Athenian government and the Theban government did not see eye to eye. Sophocles has shown this in his play. It is depicted by having Haemon representing the Athenian government and Creon representing the Theban government. Haemon believes that Creon should follow the views of the general public, which are not to punish Antigone for carrying out the honorable duties of the family. The majority of the city of Thebes was in agreement on this issue. Creon on the other hand was looking to future establish his power. He said he would punish anyone who buried the young man Polynices, and that he had full intentions of following through with punishment (68). He had to show Thebes that he would abide by his own words since he was a new ruler (67).
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Refusing to abide by the decrees made by her uncle and king; this female character takes on a rebellious role quite different from that of the other more docile women of the time. Creon even acknowledges this as he says to her, "While I’m alive, no women is going to lord it over me" (Sophocles 86). Not only is Antigone passionately open about her unorthodox beliefs, she takes active steps to live by them. Her obvious love for the world of the dead casts a somber yet oddly admirable feeling over the character. This coupled with her harsh and confident words not only to the king, but to her sister as well make her personality one not easily forgotten.