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Introduction to the Antigone by Sophocles.docx

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Tuesday, September-27-11 Introduction to the Antigone by Sophocles  scion  written by Sophocles (496-406 B.C) performed in Athens is late 440s B.C, he was a general, farmer, politician, judge. A citizen of Athens.  the theatre was the site of law, the assembly would be held  Athenians were democratic and cared much about politics  citizens feared democracy might clash and were nervous about tyrants and foreigners Setting of the play  In the Greek city of Thebes (not Egypt) in the mythological past.  5th century B.C Antigone's Backstory  Laius + Jocasta (Thebes) = Oedipus  Polybus and Merope (adoptive Parents)  The riddle of the Sphinx: "what has one voice and yet becomes four footed and two footed and three footed?" - A Man  Creon + Eurydice = Haemon  Teiresias the Seer (prophet)  common theme in greek mythology about blind people to foresee what a common man cant  Theme of Equity  Creon is the brother of Jocasta Modern Antigones  Similar to Antigone -- Women who s
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