Antigone first shows her feminist qualities when she chooses to challenge the most powerful male in thebes, creon the king the challenge occurs as both a defiance of creon's laws in antigone's burying polynices, and during at on creon himself. Antigone by sophocles is an interesting play that i enjoyed reading it was something different for me since i don't ever read plays after reading the play i thought this story would fit under a feminist approach, until i fully began to understand and analyze each character of the play. Antigone can absolutely be said to be an early example of a feminist, because she possesses the qualities seen in both historic, and modern day feminists works cited 1.
Antigone the first feminist goals • define two types of literary criticism • analyze creon and antigone using feminist criticism • decide if sophocles intended this play to be a statement about feminism in your class notes today we will define. In his late theory on the feminine, freud recognized the early and long lasting libidinal attachment of the daughter to the mother during the pre-oedipal stages feminist psychoanalysts have confronted these ideas (particularly the female relationship to the real, imaginary and symbolic phallus ) and reached different conclusions. Although all feminists strive for gender equality, there are various ways to approach this theory, including liberal feminism, socialist feminism and radical feminism. New and classic essays on antigone and feminist philosophy contributors focus on female subjectivity and sexuality, feminist ethics and politics, questions of race and gender, psychoanalytic theory, kinship, embodiment, and tensions between the private and the public.
Essentially, feminism is projected by the mere fact that antigone stands up to creon the society was paternalistic, to say the least women had few rights: whom the would marry, denial of. Sophocles antigone takes place in ancient thebes at a time when men were warriors and women were delicate the feminist movement has not yet come to pass, and yet one young woman, antigone, stands out, defying the decree made by her uncle, her king. Transcript of feminism in antigone the role of women had changed drastically over time antigone is a prime example of this because she does not follow the footsteps of the women before her. A doll house a feminist approach to the play by henrik ibsen the feminist movement is an ongoing reaction against the male definition of woman in most western civilizations men have dominated politics, society and the economy of their worlds.
Feminist readings of antigone collects the most interesting and provocative feminist work on the figure of antigone, in particular looking at how she can figure into contemporary debates on the role of women in society. Feminist literary criticism is an approach to literary criticism that is most concerned with the role of women within the context of literature this includes how female characters are created and understood within any given text, in addition to the role of female authors and female readers. Antigone the first feminist goals with a new critical approach • whether antigone is a strong or weak female princess (4.
Using philosophical, psychoanalytic, political, gender, and performative approaches, the authors consider how antigone speaks to us today, provoking a conceptual shift in the realm of ethics and evoking new definitions of what counts as the subject of the political. The feminist debate about the meaning of antigone for contemporary feminism was opened by elshtain in 1982, who wrote to advance a note of caution against the feminist embrace of the state as exemplified by the na. P r e s t w i c k ho u s e, in c13 multiple critical antigone perspectives notes on the feminist approach f eminism is an evolvin g ph iloso ph y, and its application in litera.
The past within contemporary feminist political theory if fradinger reveals the recurrence and relevance of antigone in modern history, holland insists instead. Many people would define the term feminist as a person who supports and fights for women's rights, but my belief is that antigone goes beyond this definition she is not so much an advocate for feminism or women's rights instead she is an example of the ideology that many feminists hold.
The feminist approach to antigone and a dolls house essay example - an expression commonly used by high school students around the age of fourteen to seventeen is jessica i am hungry, make me a sandwich. In this paper, i started from an analysis of the current rather tragic situation of female oedipal rivalry between women in flemish politics to counter this, i argue for an irigarayian inspired feminist politics, in which the figures of antigone and. Abstract there is an extensive feminist tradition of reading sophocles' antigone within a framework of political theory in response to hegel's influential comprehension of the play in the 19th century. The feminist approach to antigone and a dolls house essay example - an expression commonly used by high school students around the age of fourteen to seventeen is jessica.