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Comparison between the father and son relationship in Antigone and The Wild Duck

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Comparison between the father and son relationship in Antigone and The Wild Duck CHOICE OF SCENE We chose those scenes as we feel that they reflect our thesis the best to portray the father and son relationship of the characters in both plays. In these scenes, the motifs of the characters are well presented and similarities and contrasts between the two plays can be seen clearly. ANTIGONE * Complication * Happens as a result of Antigone going through with her plans; the main action of the play, Antigone responds to the dramatic incitement which is her choice of burying Polyneices In antigone, its all very confrontational. Creon and Haemon speak directly to each other, without any hidden meaning to what they are saying. We decided to highlight this by making their movement dynamic. They move around a lot and this together with the dialogue they speak enhances the impact of hwat they are saying as the movement conveys how they feel. ...read more.

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He also has a clear and precise intonation when pronouncing his words to highlight his aristocracy as the king and ruler. Haemon on the other hand is portrayed to be more sensitive, even though he doesn't agree with Creon, he still shows respect thus having a "lower" status than Creon. He speaks with passion and has a softer tone to his voice, as he genuinely cares about Creon's well-being (at the start). However, as Creon starts degrading him, he starts to get angry and this especially is highlighted when he stops Creon from slapping him. THE WILD DUCK * Dramatic incitement * The whole play revolves around the dialogue as it is what that tells the audience about what happened in the past and it also portrays what sort of character Werle is. Everyone in the Ekdal household and Gregers is affected in some way by Werle and we find out this connection through this dialogue. ...read more.

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Gregers speak in a loud manner to portray his power over Werle. POINTS OF COMPARISON SIMILARITIES * Gregers and Haemon both leave at the end of each section - "leaving" is somewhat final * They are both accusing for lack of judgement/mistakes * Lecture from fathers; "how dare you speak in that tone" * Werle and Creon both dislike what their son had to say/disrespect * Woman scapegoat in both scenes DIFFERENCES * Creon is explosive and very physical, and is obviously cruel and violent towards Haemon * Werle seems be used to such things from Gregers, expected behaviour * Creon is not used to Haemon telling him off, so he flies off the handle * Haemon's words obviously affected Creon, judging from his reaction but Werle remains quite calm during the discussion, he is unaffected by all of Gregers' words * Creon resorts to insulting Haemon; Werle never really replies directly to whatever Gregers say * Haemon leaves abruptly, and we know clearly why he leaves, but we are not entirely sure why Gregers leaves. THESIS In both plays, the distant father-son relationships portrayed have led to tragic resolutions. Word: 868 ...read more.

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