"Antigone" and "Heat and Dust"
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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.
From the Paper:"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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