antigone essay - Period 5 October 15, 2007 Antigone...

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Period 5 October 15, 2007 Antigone Reflective Essay I chose to write a poem and draw an illustration to demonstrate the transformation the King undergoes in Antigone . When I was thinking about the play, the symbol of water as power came to mind and I decided the best way to show this symbolism was through a drawing. I decided the drawing was not self-explanatory and needed a poem to complement it. I used a wave to symbolize Creon’s original relationship with power. He quickly rose from having little authority to being the ultimate authority, much like a wave that forms from calm waters. When the wave is at its peak, it is hard to remember a time when the waters were calm. Creon thinks only of his current ultimate power, seeing no need to consult with his people regarding decisions. He instead opts to order Antigone’s death, despite objections from Teiresias and the Chorus of Theban. Creon had forgotten where he had come from and that he was not all-powerful—the Gods were a higher authority,
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This note was uploaded on 08/20/2008 for the course ENG 101 taught by Professor Bielajew during the Fall '07 term at University of Michigan.

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