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How would you perform the role of Antigone during her first scene of confrontation with Creon in order to convey your interpretation of the role to your audience?

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Edward Jessop 11th November 2003 How would you perform the role of Antigone during her first scene of confrontation with Creon in order to convey your interpretation of the role to your audience? During the first scene of confrontation with Creon I would want to show the audience an interpretation of myself. Previously in this scene Creon has threatened a soldier to come and find me other wise he will die. The reason that Creon wants me is because I have disobeyed him. The first scene of confrontation with Creon shows the feelings between me and Creon. The feeling that I have towards Creon are hatred and disgust. When I appear in this scene, I would want to create an impression of quiet disobedience. I have just been digging a grave for my brother in the dust so my appearance is very scruffy. ...read more.

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I shall show myself to be defiant and proud; I shall do this by holding my head up high and not showing any fear towards Creon. My first words would be spoken in a loud defiant voice. My tone would be sarcastic getting louder during my long speech. I would emphasis the words "our law" and "merely a man". This would show the audience that I am not afraid of Creon and I am confident enough to make jokes of him. When I say these lines I will move towards Creon and pock and jab him with my finger. Hopefully he will start to walk backwards; this would show the audience that I am overpowering him. When the chorus speak they take Creons side, my reaction to this would be for me to turn my back to the chorus and try to ignore them, occasionally looking over my shoulder and giving them an evil eye. ...read more.

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I would try and show the audience that I hate the way that Ismene is trying to be courageous. This angers me even more for she is trying to say that she helped her brother when she didn't. When I am sentenced to death I am not worried because I know that I will be able to see my brother in the afterlife. I would not struggle with the guards showing the audience that I am an innocent party in the whole thing. During the first scene of confrontation with Creon I would try and get the audience on my side. I would try and give them a feeling of what I am feeling and try and get sympathy from them. I will try and show the depth of Creons tyranny and try to show that I am being accused for doing something that was right. He is the one who should be sentenced to death for leaving my brothers body with no burial. ...read more.

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