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The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles

The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles

The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone by Seamus Heaney, Sophocles

The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone



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The Burial at Thebes: A Version of Sophocles' Antigone Seamus Heaney, Sophocles ebook
ISBN: 9780374530075
Page: 88
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: pdf


Now king again, Creon – uncle to Antigone, Ismene, Eteocles, and Polyneices – decrees that Eteocles will be buried with full honors but Polyneices will not, because he was a traitor who attacked his own city. So he was But Antigone, sister to the fallen brothers, felt compelled to fulfill the divinely decreed final rites of burial that all dead mortals are to receive, regardless of their actions while alive. A Burial at Thebes is Seamus Heaney's rewrite of Antigone, the classical play by Sophocles. Upon her arrival in Eteocles has been given a proper burial, but Creon, Antigone's uncle who has inherited the throne, has issued a royal edict banning the burial of Polyneices, who he believes was a traitor. Sisters of Misery Summary of Sophocles' Antigone Previously, Oedipus was king of Thebes, but his crimes, unknown to him for a while, brought plague upon Thebes. We see Antigone in great pains in the beginning of the story. State's uncontrolled power that regulates everything even the burial of a brother who is accused to be a traitor for the state, is criticized here by Sophocles. The play fuses the traditions of Greek theatre with relevant, modern themes. For this year's fall play, the Upper School went back to the roots of culture and theatre. Dec 20, 2013 - SOPHOCLES: Antigone “Antigone and her sister decide to return to Thebes with the intention of helping their brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, avoid a prophecy that predicts they will kill each other in a battle for the throne of Thebes. Has much more sympathy for Antigone from the overall text. Aug 9, 2010 - Jill's redate is the fifth vision, erstwhile version as in the atom of starlit. Sep 13, 2010 - In the story, we see that Antigone's brothers Eteocles and Polynices fall down in a war but the king of Thebes, Creon, does not allow a funeral for Polynices whom he accuses as being a traitor. Written around 441 B.C., of A Burial at Thebes. Dec 4, 2013 - “A Burial at Thebes” Review. Patten, head of the Upper School English department, read an Irish poem that inspired Seamus Heaney's edition of the play. Nov 8, 2013 - The action is this: brothers Eteocles and Polyneices have done battle for the kingship of Thebes, and both have been killed, Eteocles within the city walls and Polyneices, attacking from without.

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