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Antigone - Novel to Film Essay

Antigone the film and play are alike and different in many ways. “Antigone” is a play

about how two brothers kill each other in battle over the throne of thebes , and after they both

are dead the uncle of the brothers takes control and chooses to not give one brother a proper

military burial. This then causes problems in society and politically with harsh punishments for

disobeying him about his orders for the brother left on the battlefield, when the gods eventually

intervene. “Antigone” the film and play compare by creon's response to the scenery being

extremely self righteous sounding in both the film and play, they also contrast because of how

creon's speech sounds more professional and less mad in the play than in the film.

“​ Antigone “ the film and play compare because in the film and in the play Creon’s response

to the scenery sounds extremely self righteous. For example, Creon's speech in the play he says

“You sold your soul for silver” (line 266) and “is it your sline opinion that the gods love to

honor bad men? A pious thought” and in the film he states how stupid he thinks that it is that the

scenery and chorus are for thinking the gods would have wanted him to honor polyneices . What

this is showing us is that creon talks to people like they are lesser than him. When creon talks to

people like he is above them and like his royal status makes his ideas and actions more correct ,

it shows how self righteous he is and how much of his power he is trying to show in both the

plays words and the films tone.

However , Antigone’s film and play contrast as well as because in creon’s speech about how

no one was to bury polyneices the play depicts the scene much more professional sounding and

not as angry as the film depicts it. This is shown in lines 160-175 when creon is telling about

how polynices did not deserve a military burial as his brother received and this scene is depicted

rather calm in the play but in the film it seems as if creon is almost yelling his speech in anger in
order to push his powerfulness onto the audience . This is showing that the play and the film

depict tone very differently. The tone set by a certain scene is very important because it can

cause what is being said to come across very different and make what is said have a different

meaning.

In conclusion “antigone” the film and the play compare and contrast. The two pieces of

literature compare because in creon's response to the scenery he sounds extremely self righteous.

They contrast as well because creon's speech about the death of polynices and how everything

would be handled socially and politically in the play sounds much more professional than in the

film.

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Antigone the film and play are alike and different in many ways. “Antigone” is a play about

how two brothers kill each other in the battle over the throne of Thebes, and after they both are

dead the uncle of the brothers takes control and chooses to not give one brother a proper military

burial. This then causes problems in society and politically with harsh punishments for

disobeying him about his orders for the brother left on the battlefield, when the gods eventually

intervene. “Antigone” the film and play compare by Creon's response to the scenery being

extremely self-righteous sounding in both the film and play, they also contrast because of how

Creon's speech sounds more professional and less mad in the play than in the film.

“ Antigone “ the film and play compare because in the film and in the play Creon’s response

to the scenery sounds extremely self-righteous. For example, Creon's speech in the play he says

“You sold your soul for silver” (line 266) and “is it your opinion that the gods love to honor bad
men? A pious thought” and in the film, he states how stupid he thinks that it is that the scenery

and chorus are for thinking the gods would have wanted him to honor Polynices. What this is

showing us is that Creon talks to people like they are lesser than him. When Creon talks to

people like he is above them and like his royal status makes his ideas and actions more correct, it

shows how self-righteous he is and how much of his power he is trying to show in both the plays

words and the films tone.

However, Antigone’s film and play contrast as well as because in Creon's speech about how

no one was to bury Polyneices the play depicts the scene much more professional sounding and

not as angry as the film depicts it. This is shown in lines 160-175 when Creon is telling about

how Polynices did not deserve a military burial as his brother received and this scene is depicted

rather calm in the play but in the film, it seems as if Creon is almost yelling his speech in anger

in order to push his powerfulness onto the audience. This is showing that the play and the film

depict tone very differently. The tone set by a certain scene is very important because it can

cause what is being said to come across very different and make what is said to have a different

meaning.

Another way antigone the play and film compare

In conclusion “Antigone” the film and the play compare and contrast. The two pieces of

literature compare because in Creon's response to the scenery he sounds extremely

self-righteous. They contrast as well because Creon's speech about the death of Polynices and

how everything would be handled socially and politically in the play sounds much more

professional than in the film.