An Analysis of Two Passages in Antigone and the Differences between Right and Wrong (Book Review Sample)
Students had to choose a passage from Sophocles' "Antigone" and analyze it.
The Analysis had to reveal how Sophocles applied greek iconography by identifying and discussing the iconographic factors in relation to the selected passage.
Passage Analyzation: Antigone
Sophocles’ Antigone presents clear evidence of Greek iconography and highlights major factors such as democratic ideology, punishment for disloyalty to state, and wealth or prestige. All these features have a direct connection to Athenian society. Sophocles thus uses Thebes, a historical enemy of Athens (Steinbock 119) to challenge these ancient ideologies. In agreement with Sophocles’ perspective, this paper argues that divine rules which promote morality are not subject to any human or state laws. In particular, this analysis opposes gender bias and adherence to unjust laws. The paper analyses the passage below, from Thoyibi’s 2011 post, to support this argument.
Creon buried our brother Eteoclês 15
With military honors, gave him a soldier’s funeral,
And it was right that he should, but Polyneices,
They fought as bravely and died as miserably,--
They say that Creon has sworn
No one shall bury him; no one mourns for him, 20
But this body must lie in the fields, a sweet treasure
For carrion birds to find as they search for food
That is what they say, and our right Creon is coming here
To announce it publicly, and the penalty ––
Stoning to death in the public square
There it is, 25
And now you can prove what you are:
A true sister or a traitor to your family.
Antigone, you are mad! What could I possibly do?” (Thoyibi 2)
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