"Antigone" ( Sophocles )
Places the play in the context of the Oedipus trilogy, examines plot and characters, focusing on conflicts of loyalty to family, state and gods.
# 14430 | 900 words | 2 sources | 1999 |
Published on Jul 17, 2003 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , English (Analysis) , Drama and Theater (Greek and Roman)
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Antigone is the third play by Sophocles to address some element of the legend of Oedipus, but the three plays are not a formal trilogy as they were written at different times.
From the Paper:"Antigone is the third play by Sophocles to address some element of the legend of Oedipus, but the three plays are not a formal trilogy as they were written at different times. The essence of the Oedipus myth revolves around personal responsibility in the Greek conception. Even though Oedipus appears to be the victim of a series of circumstances so that what happens to him should be no fault of his own, in the Greek view this is not the case. The structure of the three plays shows that Oedipus should have known even if he did not and that his stubbornness in the face of growing evidence as to his crime leads to his downfall. Greek tragedy addressed stories such as this in developing a moral analysis of the meaning of loyalty and obedience and of understanding the nature of the role of the gods ..."
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