Antigone The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles classic drama The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta Antigone is an unconventional

  • Title: Antigone
  • Author: Sophocles J.E. Thomas
  • ISBN: 9781580493888
  • Page: 471
  • Format: Paperback
  • The curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles classic drama The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury herThe curse placed on Oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles classic drama The daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother Determined but doomed, Antigone shows her inner strength throughout the play.Antigone raises issues of law and morality that are just as relevant today as they were than two thousand years ago Whether this is your first reading or your twentieth, Antigone will move you as few pieces of literature can.To make this quintessential Greek drama accessible to the modern reader, this Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Edition includes a glossary of difficult terms, a list of vocabulary words, and convenient sidebar notes By providing these, it is our intention that readers will fully enjoy the beauty, wisdom, and intent of the play.

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    1. Sophocles J.E. Thomas

      Sophocles born c 496 bc, Colonus, near Athens Greece died 406, Athens , Greek German editions Sophokles, Russian , French editions Sophocle was an ancient Greek tragedy playwright Not many things are known about his life other than that he was wealthy, well educated and wrote about one hundred and twenty three plays of which few are extant One of his best known plays is Oedipus the King Oedipus Rex.


    1. Love, you mock us for your sport.I will always love and cherish this book Antigone has always been one of my favorite heroines She s strong, brave and complex To put it in simple terms Antigone makes for one hell of a kick ass heroine There s nothing like a good Greek tragedy But I do Greek drama.Love me some Greek melodrama I will leave you with this thought Some ideals are worth dying for I am not afraid of the danger, if it means death, It will not be the worst of deaths death without honor.

    2. Antigone is a real heroine she stands up for what she believes in She was faced with a strong dilemma The law of man, the word of her uncle the king, demands that her brother s body remains unburied in the open with no funeral rights, to be savaged by animals For King Creon, this is a symbolic justice for a traitor and a rebel, but the laws of the God s, and the ruling of Antigone s own mind, demands that she gives him libations death rights that all men deserve She buries the body and faces the [...]

    3. Antigone, SophoclesAntigone Ancient Greek 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 In the beginning of the play, two brothers leading opposite sides in Thebes civil war died fighting each other for the throne Creon, the new ruler of Thebes, has decided that Eteocles will be honored and Polyn [...]

    4. Your soul is blowing apart The chorus in Anne Carson s translation of Sophocles ANTIGONEI love Antigone I think it is one of the very best of the Greek tragedies no one of the very best of all tragedies ever written.Random thought I suspect there is a play that is part of this cycle that is missing a play that focuses on the brothers.This review will not focus on the play itself, but on the wonderful translation by Anne Carson Anne Carson is a poet She is a wordsmith in the highest sense of the [...]

    5. Book Review4 out of 5 stars to Antigone, the third in a trilogy of Theban plays written around 441 BC yes, almost 2500 years ago by Sophocles In my junior year of high school, our Advanced Placement English teacher assigned all three Theban plays This is a mini review on the final one, Antigone, which was my second favorite Oedipus Rex was of course, my favorite In this Greek tragedy, Antigone, Oedipus Rex s daughter, fights to have a proper burial for her brother She is strong willed, determine [...]

    6. Antigone is a strong contender in the Plays That Keep You Awake at Night competition The background of the story reads, no surprise, like a Greek tragedy Antigone is the orphaned daughter of Jocasta and Oedipus the mother and father brother team from Oedipus Rex who has now lost both her brothers as well they killed each other fighting over who got to rule Thebes Uncle Creon, the new king, decreed that the traitor brother is to go unburied The conflict is that Antigone plans to ignore Creon s de [...]

    7. This drama highlights the differences between state and divine law Especially interesting is the language Sophocles has done very well to portray this conflict Even after 2500 years still a worth reading, profound text.

    8. The family or the state6 May 2012 This is probably the closest of all of the Greek tragedies to a Shakespearian tragedy This is due to the end of the play having a huge bodycount and the action of the play is driven by one person s fatal flaw not that I actually believe in the fatal flaw argument, but that is beside the point However it is not Antigone who has the fatal flaw in this play but rather Creon, the king of Thebes Unfortunately we cannot really look to Oedipus at Colonus to see the beg [...]

    9. Wait, no, THIS is my favorite of the Oedipus cycle My love is fickle How did I not remember how good this was The extended speeches are just as incredible as those in the other two plays, but what Antigone has over them is lightning quick back and forth arguments that made my heart pound just from how good they were I d also forgotten how interesting the character of Antigone is she milks that walk to her death for everything it s worth , and how much Sophocles plays with gender stereotypes of s [...]

    10. I am not well schooled in tragedies the Greek tragedies, that is but when I learned that one of the books I intended to read for the Man Booker award this year was based on the story of Antigone, I thought now was a good time to have a look.This is the first I have encountered of the play, I loved it It is filled with terrific emotion and common responses to tragedy, as well as wisdom unbound The personalities are strong and saltyd act on their promises.Those of you who know the story will still [...]

    11. Owen Bennett Jones recently wrote on the Islamic State in the LRB Every time a Jihadi movement has won power it has lost popularity by failing to give the people what they want peace, security and jobs When I read that I thought about poor King Creon I have always felt disturbed by the vice of fate in this play which steadily traps and crushes It was Creon s hubris which caught my attention this time Doesn t he have a mandate I imagine him simply incredulous Why this dissent Subsequently I read [...]

    12. Este libro lo le en la secundaria, junto con Edipo Rey, claro Aunque sta ltima es m s conocida, recuerdo que me gust m s Ant gona Una mujer, a pesar de las restricciones sufridas propias de la poca , cuya fuerza de esp ritu y sentido de lealtad, le permitieron no doblegarse con respecto a lo que ella cre a era correcto, desafiando a la autoridad que a veces, se ciega de orgullo Desde ya, todo termin como bien lo refleja la frase hecha como tragedia griega.Queda pendiente una relectura, para saca [...]

    13. En az Kral Oidipus kadar korkun bir trajediyi konu alan Antigone , Kral Oidipus un l m nden sonraki zaman diliminde ge iyor Oidipus un k z Antigone zerinden anlat lan tragedyan n ilgin taraf ise okuyucuyu, karde lerinin l m n n ard ndan tahta ge en day s Kreon un korkun kaderiyle tan t rmas Etkileyici finaliyle t yleri diken diken yapmas n bilen tajedinin 3 b l m , yani Kreon ile o lu Haimon aras nda ge en diyaloglar ise tek kelimeyle m kemmel Para ve g c n insanlar nas l de i tirdi ini anlatan [...]

    14. All men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil The only crime is pride I have always found this play, and any of Sophocles tragedies, as comedies Apparently I have a very bad sense of humour But there is nothing hilarious in literature than poetic justice It is not as funny as Oedipus Rex, but it is quite funny still, since Antigone sticks it up to Creon Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta, and she has also now lost her two broth [...]

    15. This was of course some of the most fluid and beautiful writing I have come across in a long time I have wanted to read this play for years and finally ran across a copy of it The words were an absolute song and the bits by the choir thrown in were terribly fun to act out in your mind I would love to see this on stage I am not sure if the plot was exactly my favorite but the words alone were enough to rock me into a happy lull of entertainment and contentment.

    16. I read this in preparation for reading Home Fire by Kamila Shamsie from this year s Man Booker longlist.And I read in a different translation to the edition shown here, one sticking literally to the original Greek, including not translating terms where it felt there was no satisfactory equivalent This was important in clarifying some of the key themes, but rather puts the onus of interpretation back on the reader and this reader is no expert in ancient Greek philosophy.A number of things struck [...]

    17. As reposar junto a l rebelde y santa por cumplir con todos mis deberes piadosos que m s cuenta me tiene dar gusto a los que est n abajo, que a los que est n aqu arriba, pues para siempre tengo que descansar bajo tierra Qu car cter Ant gona es otra protagonista que me sorprende por su construcci n en esta clase de tragedias Me llama la atenci n que, aunque haya muy pocos personajes femeninos, los que est n tienen peso y son muy distintos entre s Y Ant gona, adem s de tener una raz n muy sensata p [...]

    18. What a work it was The copy I have is by Penguin Little Black Classics series,and I was delaying reading it since the print was tiny and set in a style I didn t like But now I realize what a stupid I was to have delayed reading such a piece of beauty Moralizing isn t everyone s forte Too many have written such a lot of works on the topic that the moment one starts reading something on it,the natural reaction is not again This book is a bit different in that genre It moralizes,it talks of morals [...]

    19. ANT GONA N o nasci para odiar, mas para amar Frederic Leighton Antigone Ant gona a ltima pe a da trilogia que narra a trag dia da fam lia dos Labd cias, reis de Tebas.Depois da morte de dipo, Policines com o aux lio do sogro, rei de Argos ataca Tebas para recuperar o trono usurpado pelo irm o mais novo, Et ocles Durante a batalha, os dois irm os matam se um ao outro O governo da cidade passa para Creonte, irm o de Jocasta, que manda sepultar Et ocles e deixar Policines exposto para ser devorado [...]

    20. My review in English first then in Arabic Antigone, Oedipus s girl of his mother Thebes s girl legend s girl complexities s girl who inherited the legacy of all those, cumbersome legacy make she reject make she impetus to die, in order to complete the legend, and for the rift in Thebes extends and expands and grows Antigone Oedipus s girl, who inherited his pride and stubbornness and as, his walked to Destiny as he and she were called with courage and stupidity she just decided to refuse and die [...]

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