This essay Antigone has a total of 467 words and 3 pages.
This poem is quite successful in getting
the plot across to the reader. Unfortunatly, that is all he can get across
because of his beleif that, "inside every fat book is a skinny book trying
to get out." Sargoff cannot have character descriptions, themes, or any
real detail in his "skinny book" because of his beleifs. Sargoff leaves
off why Polynices should not be burried and why his brother, who is not
even menchoned, can be burried. This is important to building the feelings
of contempt towards Creon and an understanding of what Antigone is doing.
Also, because this is a "Humorous Distillation," the tone of the play is
lost. Instead of being a dramatic play about obeying a higher law, it is
a comical, rhyming poem about what happened. This may cause it to lose
the impact it had. Sargoff reduces important and pivotal points in the
story to a sentence such as, "Creon wilts, and tries to bang a U-ee." This
sentence does not tell of Creon\'s attempt to repent for what he has done
by burrying Polynices and then going to free Antigone. Even if Sargoff
gets all of the plot across, that is not enough to tell the whole story.
Yes, Antigone does follow the Aristotelian
Unities. The play occurs in
the same place and roughly the same time.
Things that happened before the play
or outside of the place, was told by a
messenger or a character themself. The
action was all centered around Antigone\'s
actions. Her actions were the sole
cause of everything that happened.
Antigone does follow the Greek definition
of tragedy. Tragedy is a story or play that has a signifigant conflict
of morals, with a noble protagonist displaying a tragic flaw that is their
strength but leads to their downfall. The exposition of the story is when
Antigone is talking with her sister and we learn of what has happened.
The turning point of this play is when Creon tries to mend his wrongs by
burying Polynices and freeing Antigone. Antigone herself is the tragic
hero because she dies for what she believes morally right. Antigone\'s tragic
flaw is that she has only sees her point of view which leads to her death.
The denouement of this story is everybody dying and then Creon realizing
what he has caused. The song of the story is attenden to throuhg the chorus\'
comentating on what is happening or through direct dialog. The thought
of this play is wether it is right to follow heavenly laws or ones made
by man. Antigone is the tool through which Sophocles tells th!at one should
obey the law of the gods and human laws. The complication of the story
is done through Creon misunderstanding what is happening. Creon thinks
at one point that the guard has been bribed when actually he is telling
the truth. Creon\'s recognition is when he finaly sees what has been happening
and that Antigone is innocent and that Polynices should be buried.
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