Revision Work Taking a Look at Three Examples

Download 9,11 Kb.
Date conversion20.07.2017
Size9,11 Kb.
Revision Work Taking a Look at Three Examples
Answering the Prompt which includes 3 questions:

Choose a character from Antigone who responds in some significant way to justice or injustice. Then write a well-developed essay in which you analyze the character’s understanding of justice and the degree to which the character’s search for justice is successful.

Underline: Where the writer states the character’s understanding of justice

Circle: How he/she shows this understanding of justice?

Squiggly: Is he/she successful and why?
Three Introductions:


Some people are willing to suffer for other people’s rights. These people are able to help others all the time. In Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone is a kind-hearted person who tries to justify her brother not being buried. She then stands up for this constantly even though she suffers hard for it. Through her actions, Antigone shows her understanding of justice by burying Polyneices even when Ismene and Creon told her not, when she confesses to doing the crime, and when Antigone accepts her fate and goes into the chamber.


Many people around the world are willing to die in search for justice. This occurrence though heroic is also tragic. Antigone by Sophocles, tells the story of Antigone and other characters in their fight for justice through different scenarios. As Antigone searches for justice by burying her brother, she goes through a series of challenges which involve her willingness to die for her brother to be rightfully buried. Through her actions, Antigone demonstrates her understanding of justice by showing that everyone deserves a proper burial no matter the circumstances of their lifestyle. She shows this by breaking Creon’s edict involving punishment by death, prohibiting Ismene from pleading guilty with Antigone, and admitting to her actions and accepting her fate. Through these instances, it is clear that Antigone’s search for justice is successful because even though many consider her brother a traitor, she completes her mission and buries him.


Even at the highest position, a man may not be able to keep order and justice in a failing city. In the falling city of fictional Thebes, a criminal breaks the king’s law and must be punished. The king has no mercy and orders this criminal, his niece, to die. In Antigone by Sophocles, after the death of his brother-in-law and nephews and end of a war, the new King Creon seeks for order and justice in the broken, once great city of Thebes. King Creon shows his way of justice by punishing those who commit crimes. He punishes his own niece for breaking his law, does not tolerate people with unjust characteristics, and he does his best to help Thebes at any cost by listening to a prophet. His acts of justice are both successful and unsuccessful.

Now, be sure to analyze yours on Are you answering all 3 questions?

3 citations

1st citation

Which one is correct? Put a C after the Correct one and correct the incorrect ones.

“And yet, this girl, already versed in disrespect the first time she disobeyed my law, now adds a second insult…and vaunts it to my face” (Sophocles 211).
“Since Zeus never promulgated such a law, nor will you find that Justice, Mistress of the world below, publishes such laws to humankind, I never thought your mortal edicts had such force they nullified the laws of heaven.” (Pg210, Sophocles.)
“I’ve sent the edict out that none shall bury him or even mourn” (Sophocles, 199).
Every citation after 1st citation

Which one is correct? Put a C after the Correct one and correct the incorrect ones.

“The body—it’s buried like. I mean someone’s just gone and sprinkled dust on it-right proper thirsty dust”(201).
” I go to bury him. How beautiful to die in such pursuit,” (194)!
“No. For you chose life, and I choose death” (216).


Plopping in Quotes—A Pair

Which example does a sufficient job of introducing evidence?

“Are you willing to share danger and suffering…I shall not abandon him…he has no right to keep me away from my own” (192-193).
As Antigone says to Ismene, “Are you willing to share danger and suffering…I shall not abandon him…he has no right to keep me away from my own” (192-193).

The Works Cited Formula for this text. Remember to make this a separate page.

Work Cited
Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title. Trans. Translator’s First then Last Name. City of Publication: Publisher’s Name, Year of Publication. Print.

The words Trans. and Print. are standard meaning everyone should have those.

The database is protected by copyright © 2016
send message

    Main page