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  • Bury Her Brother Concept Of Fate
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    Sophocles Antigone concerns the struggle of a young woman battling for justice at all costs. The idea of fate is a staple throughout Greek Literature, and Sophocles uses the concept of fate to dictate the actions of a character. Antigone's destiny is one of predestination, a mission of the gods which begins with her ill-fated family and Creons decree, and ends with her own actions. The Ancient Greek plays contain a concept of fate that dictates every action taken by, and every word spoken by a c...
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  • Develop A Sense Charles Manson
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    Some Neo-Freudian Views on a Serial Killer The perfect normal person is rare in our civilization Charles Manson is in fact one of the most widely known serial killers of our time. He can easily be considered the booty man of society. Many people still to this day fear him and his past, yet now an old man in a prison cell, one may wonder what created such a monster. In learning about personality I thought that it would be interesting to apply some of the concepts that we have learned from the tex...
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  • Dependent Personality Disorder Echo Personality Disorder
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    The term Echo Personality Disorder was coined by British Psychosynthesis practitioner Patrick Hurst, as a replacement term for 'Inverted Narcissism' and 'Covert Narcissism' which later terms place unwarranted emphasis on narcissistic qualities of the personality, which in many of these individuals may not be a feature at all. EPD is a highly differentiated form of Dependent Personality Disorder, marked by behaviours of compliance and a need to 'mirror's ig nificant others -parents, spouse, frien...
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  • Willy The Tragic Hero
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    A tragic hero is a character who in spite of a basic goodness and authority, has a tragic flaw, and because of this fault is destined to fail. A true tragic hero or heroine recognizes his or her flaw / s , but typically not until it is too late to stop to downward spiral. A few examples of tragic heroes and heroines are from the many works of Shakespeare such as Julius Caesar, Oedipus, Antigone, and Hamlet. In Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller, Willy Loan, the tragic hero, has so many flaws t...
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  • 5 Th Century Bc 4 Th Century
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    ORIGINS OF ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA Theater was born in Attica, an Ionic region of Greece. It originated from the ceremonial orgies of Dionysos but soon enough its fields of interest spread to various myths along with historic facts. As ancient drama was an institution of Democracy, the great tragic poets Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides as well as the comedian Aristophanes elevated public debate and political criticism to a level of aesthetic achievement. Euripides and the ethologist Men andros, in t...
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  • Burying Her Brother Bury Her Brother
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    It takes a lot of courage to stand up and defend an action or idea that is forbidden by society. This is what Antigone does in Sophocles's tory Antigone. She clearly disobeys King Creon's order that no person should bury Antigone's brother, Polynices, which is punishable by penalty of death. In this case, though, is Antigone's decision the correct one? Her actions affect many of her other countrymen negatively; they cause problems within the royal family, disagreement among the people and direct...
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  • Creon As The Tragic Hero In An
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    Sophocles' Antigone is, without a doubt, one of the greatest tragedies ever written. There are many questions that somebody could ask about this work, but this one intrigues me the most: Who is the tragic hero? Could it be Antigone? Or could it be Creon? Antigone might be the name of the tragedy, but I believe that Creon is the winning candidate. His role in the plot of this tragedy, his sensible tragic fault, and his dynamic character are the obvious reasons why I chose him as the tragic hero. ...
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  • Ancient Greeks Divine Laws
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    Antigone Sophocles tragedy Antigone is often examined within the limits of the conflict of divine law and mans law. The theme of omnipotence of destiny runs all through the play. Sophocles tells the story of Oedipus elder daughter Antigone. Oedipus sons, Eteocles and Polyneices were at war with each other. Eteocles seized power in Thebes. Polyneices with his friends declared the war against his native city. Both brothers died during the battle. The new king, Creon, prohibits Polyneices burial as...
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  • Greek Drama Modern Drama
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    Evolution of Drama In contrast to modern drama, Greek drama is quite simple by structure. It consists of prologue (usually spoken by the actors before the chorus appears), paradox (chorus singing), first episode and first station (a choral ode). There may be several episodes and stations. The final scene is called exodus, where the chorus sings a processional song. Modern drama can have either simple or compound structure. Greek drama was usually performed in outdoor theatres, whereas Shakespear...
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  • University Of Vienna Years Of Life
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    Known as the father of psychology, Freud developed many of the first theories of modern physiology. His ideas and concepts will continue to be studied through the years. He put forth many new concepts about sexuality, consciousness, unconsciousness and instincts. He spent his whole life devoted to discovering the secrets of the human nature. Personally I think this guy was weird. Sigmund Freud was born on May 6, 1856 in Freiburg. The town of Freiburg later became Prior and was eventually absorbe...
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  • Antigone Tragic Hero
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    James Monahan Mrs. Mc Nicholas English 4 AP 11 December 2000 Creon as Tragic Hero Since the play? s inception, there has always existed a contention concerning the true hero of Sophocles? Antigone. It is a widely held belief that Antigone must be the main character simply because she and the drama share name. This is, of course, a very logical assumption. Certainly Sophocles must have at least meant her to be viewed as the protagonist, else he would not have given her the play? s title. Analytic...
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  • Tragic Hero Willy Loan
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    Death of a Hero Ryan Connelly February 20, 2001 Ib/AP English D. O. A. S. essay Is there anything that can evoke more emotion from an audience than a heros downfall? The most effective plays in history, from Oedipus, the most famous of all tragedies, to plays like Romeo and Juliet, tragedies are always the plays with the greatest emotional impact on an audience. There are many critics who believe that tragedies can no longer be effectively written in todays world. These critics believe that the ...
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  • Told The Truth American Dream
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    Miller portrays his main character, Willy Loan, not as an evil selfish person, but as a well meaning yet misguided person. Willys character is one of a common man, he isnt anything special, nor ever was he. He chose to follow the American dream and he chose to lead the life it gave him. Willy made the American dream his culture, and the American dream made Willy its victim. The American dream is the belief that through sheer hard work alone, any man can gain professional success and thus receive...
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  • Dependent Personality Disorder Echo Personality Disorder
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    The term Echo Personality Disorder was coined by British Psychosynthesis practitioner Patrick Hurst, as a replacement term for Inverted Narcissism and Covert Narcissism which later terms place unwarranted emphasis on narcissistic qualities of the personality, which in many of these individuals may not be a feature at all. EPD is a highly differentiated form of Dependent Personality Disorder, marked by behaviours of compliance and a need to mirror significant others -parents, spouse, friends, emp...
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  • Edgar Allan Poe Elmira Royster
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    Edgar Allan Poe Edgar Allan Poe was a bizarre and often scary writer. People throughout history have often wondered why his writings were so fantastically different and unusual. They were not the result of a diseased mind, as some think. Rather they came from a tense and miserable life. Edgar Allan Poe was not a happy man. He was a victim of fate from the moment he was born to his death only forty years later. He died alone and unappreciated. It is quite obvious that his life affected his writin...
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    Christopher Shepard Women and Power in Shakespeare Prof. Garganigo 9 / 10 / 1999 Fate Guide as Scapegoat in The Merchant of Venice Self-determined decisions made by Shakespeare's characters not only mold the characters dispositions, but obviously reveal what course the remainder of the play will take. Self-determination remains a strong power for any character when compared with the alternative: fate dictating the characters entire destiny. Fate dictates that the characters do not have a choice ...
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    Freud? s Concept of the Uncanny When a person experiences chills or goose bumps as a reaction to something strange or unusual, they are being affected by a sense of uncanniness. The psychoanalyst Sigmund Freud endeavored to explain this feeling of uncanniness in his essay entitled? The Uncanny? . Freud? s theory focuses around two different causes for this reaction. Freud attributes the feeling of uncanniness to repressed infantile complexes that have been revived by some impression, or when pri...
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  • Walls Of The City Womens Issue Antigone
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    One of the most devastating problems for the Classical Greeks was the womens issue. Women in Classical Greece were not citizens, held no property, and indeed were not even allowed out of the house except under guard. Their status differed from that of the slaves of Greece only in name. This alone, however was not a problem the problem was that the Greeks knew, in their hearts, that this was wrong. Indeed, their playwrights harangued them about it from the stage of Athens continually. All of the ...
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  • Commits Suicide Greek Myths
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    Greek Ideas on Gender Roles Throughout history, the roles of women and men have always differed to some degree. In ancient Greece, the traditional roles were clear-cut and defined. Women stayed home to care for children and do housework while men left to work. This system of society was not too far off the hunter gatherer concept where women cared for the house and the men hunted. Intriguingly enough, despite the customary submissive role, women had a more multifaceted role and image in society ...
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    Classical Psychoanalysis. Situation: Billy Bruce has been suffering a mild form of manic depression, or bipolar disorder and finally decided to seek help from a classical psychoanalyst, Michelle, who was a strict Freudian. Following is an excerpt of the conversations between Billy and his psychoanalyst during a typical therapy. M: Are you feeling comfortable on the couch? B: Yes M: Now, relax every single strand of muscles in your body, and close you eyesores, that s it. I want you to feel compl...
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