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Antigone burries his brother contradicting what Creonte, his uncle, has ordered. This condemns her to die.
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A retelling of Sophocles' masterpiece, "Antigone," this play tells of Antigone, a young woman who defies her uncle, the king's decree that no-one is to bury her dead brother. In true Greek tragedy style, this action is the catalyst for a series of discussions and deaths, as the characters try to deal with life, death, happiness, love, honor, duty.
This report prepared by Caitlin McKenna



“Antigone” by Jean Anouilh
It's almost the same, but with a few different twists, as the original “Antigone” written by Sophocles 2500 years ago. Twentieth century French playwright Jean Anouilh
updates this classic tragedy. It is the story of young Antigone daughter of the late King
Oedipus),who is devoted to her brother Polynices, killed by her other brother Eteocles in a power struggle to see who should inherit the throne of Thebes. This brotherly struggle was the clever plan devised by Acting King Creon (Oedipus' brother--it all runs in the family!). The brothers end up killing each other and Creon proclaims one to be a hero   and one to be the villain. The villain is Polynices, whom Creon orders not to be buried under pain of death. Antigone defies Creon's decree, is arrested, convicted, and ordered to be put to death. “Antigone” is tragic drama at its best, wherein the tragic hero must die.
And die she does, but, as the gods would have it, it is not a simple death. Tragedy follows tragedy and by the end of the play, bodies are strewn everywhere.

This report prepared by Bill Hobbs








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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   distant past/middle ages Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Uncle Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Greek

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   Greece

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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