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Anybody know anything about Antigone!?
Ok so heres the thing!.!.!.my teacher cannot teach this play like its bad we have read the whole thing and all I know about the thing is that Creon is the uncle and a bunch of people died!.
She assigned an essay on it and I have no idea what to write let alone what it means!.Here is the prompt any bits of information are greatly appreciated!.!.!.
"Explain how Creon's thanks to the Gods are ironic in light of the events of the play!.Cite specific lines from the play to support your ideas"Www@QuestionHome@Com
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Basically, his thanks to the gods part is ironic because he is the character who takes "the fall from grace" a main element in Greek tragedies, which means that a character tries to assume the power or rights so to speak of a god, by doing things such as take lives, rule the world, etc!. that forces them to fall from the good opinion of the people!. It is also his tragic flaw, another important element of a Greek Tragedy!. This is a characteristic trait that is the death or downfall of a character!. In Creon's case it could be either his vanity or his anger, which, in this play, would cause the gods to spite him, when in fact he is thanking them!. I can't give you any examples offhand but now that you know all this they shouldn't be too hard to find; just find ones of him assuming or trying to assume a god-like power or him being vain or angry!.Www@QuestionHome@Com
Have you tried reading the play!?Www@QuestionHome@Com