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IB ENGLISH ANTIGONE ESSAY
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"Drama explains individuals, not relationships." Paying close attention to how individuals and relationships are presented in Antigone, say how far you find this statement to be true.
In the play Antigone by Jean Anouilh, relationships are predominantly used to aid the description of individual characters and to explain the individuals. This is definitely evident throughout the play because the relationships in the play are insignificant on their own, however they are merely used as a device to explain individual characters.
At the beginning of the play, we are presented the relationship between Antigone and her brothers Polynices and Eteocles, however it was solely used to add detail to explain Antigone. The brothers of Antigone fought each other for the power in Thebes, after their father, the King died. Both the brothers died fighting. The death of her brothers, led to the main event in the play, which was Antigone's failed attempts to bury Polynices. Eteocles was buried officially and given huge honour by their Uncle Creon (who became the King), and Polynices was left to rot. The death of her brothers helped to develop the story line.
By understanding the relationship of the two brothers, and
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