Antigone is a tragedy by the ancient greek playwright sophocles, written around 442 bce although it was written before sophocles' other two theban plays, chronologically it comes after the stories in oedipus the king and oedipus at colonus, and it picks up where aeschylus' play seven against thebes ends. Sophocles' antigone is a touchstone in democratic, feminist and legal theory, and possibly the most commented upon play in the history of philosophy and political theory bonnie honig's rereading of it therefore involves intervening in a host of literatures and. So, at the play's beginning, antigone decides to defy creon's laws she gives her brother a proper funeral her sister ismene warns that creon will punish any who defy the law of the city. Antigone (442-441) is the tragedy of a woman ruled by conscience, who obeys unwritten law when it clashes with human law king oedipus (c 425) is the story of a ruler brought down by his own oath, unknowingly in conflict with himself. Sophocles is thought to have written over 100 plays, but only seven fully survive today: ajax, antigone, trachinian women, oedipus the king, electra, philoctetes, and oedipus at colonus trackers , a satyr play , exists only as a 400-line fragment.
Electra or elektra (ancient greek: ἠλέκτρα, ēlektra) is a greek tragedy by sophoclesits date is not known, but various stylistic similarities with the philoctetes (409 bc) and the oedipus at colonus (401 bc) lead scholars to suppose that it was written towards the end of sophocles' career. Antigone was the third play in the oedipus trilogy written by the great greek playwright sophocles (c 496 - c 406) produced around 441 bce and receiving first prize at the dionysia festival, the tragedy was actually written long before both oedipus the king and oedipus at colonus. The tragedy of sophocles has been described as a tragedy of character as contrasted to aeschylus's tragedy of situation sophocles's principal subject is man, and his hero is suffering man the protagonist is subjected to a series of tests which he usually surmounts. Antigone is a tragedy because, following aristotle's definition of a tragedy, it imitates an action that has serious consequences the play is about the ability or inability of a citizen to defy.
Antigone has hanged herself and haemon, in desperate agony, kills himself as well on hearing the news of her son's death, eurydice, the queen, also kills herself, cursing creon alone, in despair, creon accepts responsibility for all the tragedy and prays for a quick death. Tragedy and athenian civic life sophocles' antigone (441 bce) of sophocles, it's called the antigone it's his first play on the theme that he by the end of. This video is a summary and analysis of three major themes in the antigone of sophocles the themes discussed within the video are fate, law, and mortality.
Sophocles (497 bc, 496 bc, or 495 bc - 406 bc) was an ancient greek writer who wrote over 100 plays, according to the suda only seven of his tragedies have survived complete sophocles was the second of the three greatest ancient greek writers of tragedies , the others were aeschylus and euripides. Finally three guards play cards, indifferent to the tragedy before them the chorus recounts the events leading to antigone's tragedy oedipus, antigone and ismene's father, had two sons, eteocles and polynices. The play antigone by sophocles is considered a tragedy there are five rules created by aristotle that classify a tragedy all plays must have catharsis, a tragic hero, a change in fortune within a character, must be poetic, and happen in one location, in one day, and it is all closely related.
The most famous of sophocles' tragedies are those concerning oedipus and antigone: these are often known as the theban plays, although each play was actually a part of a different tetralogy, the other members of which are now lost. Antigone was the third play in a trilogy of which the other two parts are now lost, but which presumably told the story of oedipus and his fall (it is a common misconception that sophocles' oedipus the tyrant [oedipus rex] and oedipus at kolonos form a trilogy, but they were in fact written for separate competitions, many years apart. Sophocles intends the play to highlight antigone and her soon to be fatal clash with her newly crowned uncle, creon hence, the basic title, antigone analytically speaking, however, creon does seem to more categorically fit the title of tragic hero.
This version of sophocles's oedipus trilogy--oedipus rex, oedipus at colonus, and antigone--is a great edition for students and seasoned classicists alike the translations by dudley fitts and robert fitzgerald are modern while still being poetic, and complete while still being very, very fast-paced. Antigone is another important play, written by sophocles and a good example, for his modern techniques the theoretical essence of the play is the conflict between individual conscience and the power of the state. Antigone (ancient greek: ἀντιγόνη) is a tragedy by sophocles written in or before 441 bc it is the third of the three theban plays chronologically, but was the first written the play expands on the theban legend that predated it and picks up where aeschylus' seven against thebes ends.