"Antigone" and "Heat and Dust" Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

"Antigone" and "Heat and Dust"
An analysis of the heroism of the protagonists in Sophocles' "Antigone" and Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's "Heat and Dust".
# 125259 | 2,000 words | 13 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper provides a discussion of Sophocles' "Antigone" with Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's "Heat and Dust". The analysis argues that while Antigone is both a tragic hero and a modern hero, Olivia and the female narrator in "Heat and Dust" can only be considered modern heroes.

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"To determine whether Antigone in Sophocles' tragedy "Antigone" and whether Olivia and a modern descendent of her family in Ruth Prawer Jhabvala's novel "Heat and Dust" are heroic, one must define a working definition of heroic. In Aristotle's "Poetics", the philosopher maintains that the tragic hero is one whose action consists of a chain of events set in motion by the hero through his error of frailty, hamartia, resulting in a reversal peripeteia of his fortunes, a change by which the action veers..."

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