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What is the 'view of the rulers' theme in 'Antigone'? The theme of the 'view of the rulers' refers to the way in which Theban King Creon sees his role as head of the State. To his way of thinking, the best rule is one of consis…tency, impartiality, order, and predictablity.
The steps towards achieving such a rule aren't paved with input from the people whom he governs. He most definitely sees his rule as the imposition of his own chosen laws, and the role of the people as unquestioningly acceptive and strictly obedient.
How does the theme of betrayal play out in 'Antigone'? The theme of betrayal begins with the play's beginning. For Theban King Creon betrays the faith of his people, his gods, and his family. For example, he disrespects the trus…t of his people in him as the defender of god-given traditions and of communal well-being.
For he enacts a law that allows the carrying out of proper burial procedures only for those who were loyal to Thebes in the recent battle against the enemy Argive. In so doing, he scoffs at and insults the gods, who establish such traditions for the smooth passage from life into death.
Likewise does he abuse and neglect the responsibility of him as sovereign to his people and as spouse, father, and uncle respectively to wife Queen Eurydice, to son Haemon, and to the two dead and the two living children of his deceased sister, Queen Jocasta.
One of the main topics in Antigone were 'Disillusionment' and 'Different shades of happiness". What is the main theme of 'Antigone'?
The contrast between the laws of the gods and those of mortals is the main theme of 'Antigone'. The main question therefore becomes the following: By what standard does one …lead one's life in the event of conflict? Does one choose the standard of the gods or that of mortals?
And what happens as a result of such a choice? What are the universal and cultural themes of 'Antigone'? The play 'Antigone' still is read over 2, years after its writing because of the universality of its themes to all cultures, throughout all places and times.
For example, a… major theme is the permissible reaction to perceived inhumane, unfair, unjust, unpopular laws.
For example, Antigone decides not to obey the law of her uncle, Theban King Creon, because it contradicts the perceived god-given traditions by which Thebans live their lives and prepare for their deaths. Another major theme is the reconciliation of personal beliefs with the legal demands of society.
Antigone doesn't make that compromise. For she believes in god-given rights to a proper burial, be the Theban in good or bad standing before the ruler and the rules. Still another major theme is the role that gender gives the individual in society.
For example, Ismene believes that being female denies one the right to make life-altering choices. She sees men as stronger, women as weaker. The difference entitles men to rule, and women to obey.Despite the important role of fate in the lives of the characters, Creon, Antigone, Ismene, and Polyneices are all Power The clearest example of power is King Creon of Thebes, who is arrogant, unperceptive, and downright mean to people around him.
Themes in Sophocles' Antigone Antigone by Sophocles deals with the varieties of themes, giving the drama a possibility of diverse interpretations. The major themes found in this drama are, rivalry between sisters, pride, the position of woman as a gender, individual versus state, conscience versus law, divine law versus human law which are described .
The question of ultimate authority is the way in which power is a major theme in "Antigone" by Sophocles ( B.C.E. - B.C.E.). Specifically, authority figures can be go ds or kings.
Antigone by Sophocles deals with the varieties of themes, giving the drama a possibility of diverse interpretations. The major themes found in this drama are, rivalry between sisters, pride, the position of woman as a gender, individual versus state, conscience versus law, divine law versus human law which are described below.
Matthew S. Santirocco JUSTICE IN SOPHOCLES' ANTIGONE Sophocles' Antigone is most often apprehended in terms of conflicts, an approach which the play does indeed invite.
“Antigone” is a tragedy by the ancient Greek playwright Sophocles, written around BCE. Although it was written before Sophocles’ other two Theban plays, chronologically it comes after the stories in “Oedipus the King” and “Oedipus at Colonus”, and it picks .