Antigone - English 102 TR 1:30 Kreitzer 4/22/08 Antigone...

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English 102 TR 1:30 Kreitzer 4/22/08 Antigone Scene 3 of Sophocles’ Antigone , a Greek tragedy written circa 442 BC, portrays one of the tragedy’s main themes and includes events that become extremely significant in relation to the conclusion of the story. The relationship between Haimon and his father, Creon, and how it molds the dialogue between the two shapes the actions and inevitable result of the play. In addition, one theme in the play, laws of nature vs. laws of man, foretells the major events that bring the story to a close. In the open of Scene 3, Haimon begins speaking to Creon in compliments, as a dutiful son would, saying phrases like, “the gods endow men with good sense… and I could not say in what way your words are wrong – and may never be capable of knowing how to say that.” (Lines 737-741) In essence, he is appealing to Creon’s beliefs about absolute state rule, as well as admitting that there’s no way that he could tell his father that he was wrong in his actions to against Antigone for defying him. But after the initial
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course ENG 102 taught by Professor Garner during the Spring '07 term at SUNY Rockland.

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Antigone - English 102 TR 1:30 Kreitzer 4/22/08 Antigone...

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