Monster Essays - Is Antigone A Tragic Play As D
Is Antigone a tragic play as defined by Aristotle?
Antigone is not a tragic play. Rather it is a theological debate spawned by Sophocles, a debate that is still raging today, the debate of who holds the higher law, the Gods or the State. While this debate has slowly twisted into Church versus State, which is a very different argument, the highest questions still remain the same: Which one is held higher in menís (and womenís) hearts? Antigone answers this question with shocking clarity in her admission of guilt to Creon, ď I should have praise and honor for what I have
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