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Antigone by Sophocles

An insight into the character of Sophocles’ Antigone. Antigone and Ismene are sisters. They have two brothers who just killed each other and both died. Creon, whos very powerful, honored one and dishonored the other. The dishonored brother being left outside, unburied, and prohibited anyone to cry or sympathetic on the dead body. Antigone who […]

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What is the role and function of the Messenger in Antigone and Medea?

The plays Antigone by Sophocles, and Medea by Euripides, present the conventional figure of a Messenger at climactic junctures in each play. Each Messenger brings appalling and shattering news that is deeply disturbing for the audiences and henceforth reflects on this shock. In Antigone, the Messenger’s narrative presents a dramatic recount of the deaths of […]

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Having Sex with Your Mom

Being with someone who is twice as old as you is a bad idea. Why do I say that? In the play, Oedipus, the main character in Sophocles’ plays “Oedipus Rex” was cursed by the gods, was crazy, and did sleep with his mom (and also killed his dad). Throughout the play he shows part […]

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