Antigone theatre

Antigone theatre - also allows for man's potential downfall...

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Morales Antigone Guerrilla Theatre Honestly, I never thought I would say this, but I wished school periods lasted longer, so we could perform in more classes. What an exhilarating experience. The adrenaline I accumulated after that exciting. In Antigone, the Chorus’ “Ode to Man” is a stasimon about the evolution of man. Here, Sophocles endorses a theory stating that man found his own means of survival apart from the gods - finding ways to tackle all sorts of beasts, weather, and terrain. While man may have "taught himself" to handle every need through civilization, he has not conquered death - leaving him vulnerable to a mystery beyond himself. Furthermore, by allowing that man has found the means to survive and to transcend initial limitations, this theory
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Unformatted text preview: also allows for man's potential downfall, since they are living entirely as a consequence of free will. This power man holds can either destroy him or lead him to greatness. If the man uses the power in a way which defies the laws of the land or the justice of the god, then he will be cast out by society. Overall, I think, as a student, Greek tragedy and epics are more powerful and meaningful when they are performed. Doing so uncovers certain emotions, enunciations, and gestures not discernible through reading. I now have a greater respect and fascination with Greek tragedy and this experience as really enjoyable....
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