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Chapter Two

George Steiner

in Antigones

Published in print January 1986 | ISBN: 9780192819345
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191670503 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192819345.003.0002
Chapter Two

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As early as the 5th or 4th century bc, we can already observe early images of Antigone being presented to Creon as observed through a vase-painting. Several interpretations and versions had already been made about Antigone, and the nature of such works ranged from narratives, choreographies, operatic performances, and other such mediums. Along with these presentations, scholars continue now to come up with poetic, political, and philosophical analyses about the tragedy. Although there may be versions of Antigone that are no longer recognized, there still are several, and even hundreds of versions of the tragedy being circulated and disseminated. However, not a single version of this play portrays Antigone's character extensively. This chapter attempts to point out the role that Antigone's character plays not only for individuals but for communities as well.

Keywords: Crean; Antigone; versions; interpretations; character; role; individuals; communities

Chapter.  36190 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literature

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