Who hath dared to do this thing. He who does his duty in his own household will be found righteous in the State also. Then again, "If Creon learn This from another, thou wilt rue it worse.
Creon, furious, orders the sentry to find the culprit or face death himself. He can also be seen as a tragic hero, losing everything for upholding what he believed was right. And if in this thou judgest me a fool, Methinks the judge of folly's not acquit.
Bring forth the older; even now I saw her Within the palace, frenzied and distraught. Ismene tries to confess falsely to the crime, wishing to die alongside her sister, but Antigone will not have it. Sophocles votes for the law of the gods. Henceforward let them learn To live as women use, not roam at large.
Such is the policy by which I seek To serve the Commons and conformably I have proclaimed an edict as concerns The sons of Oedipus; Eteocles Who in his country's battle fought and fell, The foremost champion--duly bury him With all observances and ceremonies That are the guerdon of the heroic dead.
The warrior of the white shield, who came from Argos in his panoply, hath been stirred by thee to headlong flight, in swifter career; LEADER OF THE CHORUS systema 1 who set forth against our land by reason of the vexed claims of Polyneices; and, like shrill-screaming eagle, he flew over into our land, in snow-white pinion sheathed, with an armed throng, and with plumage of helms.
Or perchance The gods bestow their favors on the bad. Creon questions her after sending the sentry away, and she does not deny what she has done. Having built his play on Becket being Saxon when he was actually a Norman whose family was from near Caen and was called Becquet, Bequet or Becket in Old NormanAnouilh could not recast the play to accord with historical facts, so he decided to let it stand.
It is not until the interview with Tiresias that Creon transgresses and is guilty of sin. CHORUS singing strophe 1 Even thus endured Danae in her beauty to change the light of day for brass-bound walls; and in that chamber, secret as the grave, she was held close prisoner; yet was she of a proud lineage, O my daughter, and charged with the keeping of the seed of Zeus, that fell in the golden rain.
We closed our eyes And waited till the heaven-sent plague should pass. Creon our new lord draws near, Crowned by this strange chance, our king. And he convinced us all; so lots were cast, And I, unlucky scapegoat, drew the prize.
CREON Sirs, the vessel of our State, after being tossed on wild waves, hath once more been safely steadied by the gods: As defined by this decree, citizenship is based on loyalty.
For with wisdom hath some one given forth the famous saying, that evil seems good, soon or late, to him whose mind the god draws to mischief; and but for the briefest space doth he fare free of woe. But now I also am carried beyond the bounds of loyalty, and can no more keep back the streaming tears, when I see Antigone thus passing to the bridal chamber where all are laid to rest.
Yea, thou sayest well: Such are the rules by which I guard this city's greatness. Never, had been a mother of children, or if a husband had been mouldering in death, would I have taken this task upon me in the city's despite.
For Creon, the fact that Polyneices has attacked the city effectively revokes his citizenship and makes him a foreigner. Then evil words flew fast and loud among us, guard accusing guard; und it would e'en have come to blows at last, nor was there any to hinder.
We challenged each The ordeal, or to handle red-hot iron, Or pass through fire, affirming on our oath Our innocence--we neither did the deed Ourselves, nor know who did or compassed it.
Ah, fount of Dirce, and thou holy ground of Thebe whose chariots are many; ye, at least, will bear me witness, in what sort, unwept of friends, and by what laws I pass to the rock-closed prison of my strange tomb, ah me unhappy. And now, sire, take her thyself, question her, examine her, as thou wilt; but I have a right to free and final quittance of this trouble.
Antigone is a tragedy by Sophocles written in or before 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.
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