5-4-11 - From Part One Who is more (or less) sympathetic?...

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From Part One Who is more (or less) sympathetic? Antigone or Creon? Which should a person value more? Divine law or human law? How does Antigone know she's doing the gods' will? Is she just guessing? Why does Antigone hope for suffering and death so enthusiastically? Is it because she thinks of herself as Oedipus' daughter?
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Father and Son The Chorus sides with Creon (but can we trust them?) (680) Haemon enters, seems to agree at first (710) - But he then tries to persuade Creon to soften his judgment (765) - Re-treads what Antigone has said (770) The people are afraid of Creon The best style of leadership (805) - Like a father or as a consensus-winner? - Creon gets so mad that he orders Antigone's immediate execution
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Antigone's final appeals for pity, for justice (900) The Chorus firmly sides with Creon (930) - You should have left Creon alone - You shouldn't have attacked Justice - Is this a continuing curse that comes from Oedipus? -
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course CLASSICS 101 taught by Professor Benjaminmcclosky during the Spring '11 term at Ohio State.

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