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Is Antigone a Study of Human Actions, with Complex Emotions. Why?

Sophocles play Antigone is a great example of an Ancient Greek poem. This tragedy is full of questions that were important for people a long time ago and did not lose its actuality until now. The main heroes are searching for truth – should they follow their hearts and unwritten rules of society or listen to decisions of kings and rulers? Sophocles play shows the whole range of people’s emotions – love for family, anger, pain from losing close people, and desperation.
Each character of Sophocles tragedy fights with his fears and prejudice. Internal conflict tors apart the main heroine of the play. Antigone has to go against society and disobey decree of her uncle Creon, in order to follow her family duty and the words of the ancestors. She truly believes that Polyneices has to be buried according to all the rules and traditions. Antigone is shown as a brave woman, who stays faithful to her believes, even knowing that she can die. “But I will bury him [Polyneices]; and if I must die, I say that this crime is holy: I shall lie down With him in death, and I shall be as dear To him as he to me” (Sophocles 55-58). She cannot see anything wrong in her actions; she believes her crime is “pure” and will be forgiven by gods and people.
Creon is shown as a cruel dictator, who put law and government higher than fear for gods and respect to traditions. He is listening neither to Antigone nor his son Haemon. He believes in what he is doing and does not have mercy even to his niece. He realized his mistakes only after losing everyone he loves – his son and wife. “Big words are always punished, And proud men in old age learn to be wise” (1041-1042) – these words show that Creon gains his wisdom only through the taste of loss and suffering.
Play “Antigone” is a reflection of that time society. Sophocles perfectly described heroes’ inner conflicts. It is a real study of human actions, the story of  internalfight and a great book of people’s emotions.
 
Works Cited
Sophocles. Antigone. An English Version by Dudley Fitts and Robert Fitzgerald, 1 st ed., Brace and company, 1939.
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Time and Memories {Revisited}

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I dreamed a dream of stars and light

Shining brightly in the night

But then I saw, to my surprise

That they existed in your eyes


I had an illusion of desire

It's scarlet flames were rising higher

And soon after we took flight

You quickly vanished in the night


I gained an insight of your being

Sitting, broken, hopeless-feeling

I sat next to you, contrite

To tell you it was all alright 


I bear a vision, dark and deep

It has me turning in my sleep

Your memories I'll keep and keep

As I sit to sigh and weep

 
Author's Notes/Comments: 

Just felt like tweaking it a bit, the first part is still my favorite

13th n i g h t {The Ritual}

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Dark Shadows shift in the gloom
13 Skulls on The Altar this 13th Night
13 Candles 'round The Pentagram
Bloodmoon on the horizon
Hellfires rise to meet the eclipse
Devils through The Black Mirrors pass
The fire gives substance
Robed phantoms come forth to The Center each
Grasp the crystal oracle to view the spheres
Enter in 13 Dimensions, The Demon Eye opens

 

 

On the 13th Night
All is not as it seems
On the 13th Night
The Air alive with Magic & Mystery
On the 13th Night
That which should not before your eyes



Hellknell tolls thirteen
Throughout The House's 13 rooms
Accept the Goblet, consecration, condemnation
Affirmation of The Diabolical eternal
Rebirth of the damned thirteen returned
Disrobed, Possession of The Sacrifice!
Craniums aglow, revealing masks & faces
WE HAVE RETURNED... Nightmares come alive!

 

 

On the 13th Night
All is not as it seems
On the 13th Night
The Air alive with Magic & Mystery
On the 13th Night
That which should not before your eyes



Let the incense permeate
The Draegon's wings bestow Satanas winds
Thy breath course across the moon
Cobweb veils billow lunalight
A Great Presence is felt, emergent
Seated upon The Blackthrone
Hissing serpents & familiars clairvoyant
Watching Wraithful manifest

 

 

On the 13th Night
All is not as it seems
On the 13th Night
The Air alive with Magic & Mystery
On the 13th Night
That which should not before your eyes



Churches burn by The Word
Incense of Hellfire upon the wind
Defilement of The Sanctuary by the possessed
Dash the oil on marbled floor
Sacrilege of the holy relics
Blaspheme the idols divine
Replacing godog, bowing before Baphomet
Death Angel, clerical sacrifice
Blindlight dims in the smoke, extinguished forever

Author's Notes/Comments: 

The Ritual. The Shadow Priest officiates before The Black Altar, as 13 robed figures emerge from the darkness into the infernalight of thirteen candles encircling The Pentagram upon the Chamber floor, each taking up a crystal skull. Upon the Wicked Words spoken, The Demons emerge, granted substance by the sulfur & brimstone-laden candle hellflames, from the looking glass and into the cranial oracles, then into the demon eyes opened, reawakening dread incarnations now seated in the flesh of the newly possessed. Demons released, the rite causes reverberations upon nearby sanctuaries defiled & enflamed.

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13 d i m e n s i o n s

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13 Dimensions in your mind
13 Dimensions of Hell
Plunging deeper into The Pit
Descending, floating, falling
Absorbing, projecting, into the dark
Signs, sigils, symbols infernal
Floating before The D/Evil Eye
Possessing, obsessing, haunting the brain
13 Keys to The Gates

Speak the unholy tongues
Gesticulation, genuflection
The Sulfur Key of a Thousand Young
Turning in the Trapezoidoor

Bloodmoon on the rise
Hear them lurching at The doorways's glass
13 Shadows, blackened sun
Eclipse, the face of Satan
Black fog, Lucifer's Magic
13 masks shifting by
Visions of omens manifest

13 Dimensions, timeless forever
13 Dimensions, sight & sound
13 Dimensions, multisensory deprivation/saturation
13 Dimensions, silence of the tomb

Knowledge & Wisdom of The Ages
Through The Books' passageways upon The Sinister Way
Spells of Infernalight & shadow
Omnipotence, Omniscience
Perceive & receive...
What was and is to be again! 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

The dimensions are microcosmic & macrocosmic, one reflective of the other, recognized by resonance, and projected from the imgination of the mind, brought to fruition in a conducive environment under psychodramatic conditions. Symbols, gesticulaions, Words of Power, aesthetics, the multisensory stimulation of the senses and emotions to manifest bioelectromagnetic ennervation combined with directive Force & Will to materialize The Is-To-Be reality. Dark Psychology of The Shadow is the complementary mechanism to manifest & experience Parapsychology, in an overall process known as Shadowmancy & Magic.

13 g r a v e s

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13 GRAVES, 13 hidden skulls glowing in the night
Each one a crystal ball - omniscient
The graves of the possessed
Calling out from the fog...

The damned returned from Hell to walk the earth
Burning in the tomb, immolation hellfire
Smokes of The Pit, see the signs appear
Moaning, churning beneath the soil
Whispers on the breeze...

Therein lies a treasure
Doubloons, gold, silver & jewels
Exploits from the ancestral land
Soaked in blood & sin
The Sword is there, The Dragon's hilt
From where The 13 Goblets came
Medallions 'neath moonlight gleam
Forged in The Abyss!

 

Arise! By the words!
Arise! By the verse!


13 Demons from The Pit
13 Shadows going forth
Released upon the winds 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

There are several graves spread throughout the outdoor property, half submerged into the earth, seemingly festooned therein for decades, all with strange symbols etched thereupon the stones. At some points during the night, it sounds as if the soil is churning from beneath the earth, distant moaning sounds, as the winds whistle about which sound as if whispering words float upon the atmosphere. It is said that one of these graves may contain a secret treasure chest hidden therein, containing not only monetary accumulation, but the real treasures being the rumored jeweled Dragon Sword & 13 silver goblets used by the Cult of The Dragon in dire Rites of Darkness to raise great horros from The dimensional Pits, as well as 13 crystal skulls used by legendary Warlocks & Witches as powerful oracles, granting enhanced telepathy, telekinisis, clairevoyance, control of the hellements, and overall potency. Oddly, at some point in time, the graves erupted in mysterious flames from no apparent source, except from perhaps below...

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13 w i n d o w s

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Through The Flames...

13 Windows Luciferic
Each one tells a tale
Inlain with what's happened here
13 Windows of Infernalight
Stained glass casting eerie spellglow
Transmutate by Sorath's sight
Fearsome shifting shadowlight
Season to season, down below


13 Windows made of blood, bone, & hellfire
Kaleidoscopic mesmerizing
Wisps through the air
All through the day & night
Symbols, spells, history
Dawn & Dusk permutations
Nightmares & Dreams revelation
All One timelessness


13 windows, 13 rooms
Changing shape within the ornate frames
Figures moving within these worlds
Casting visions through the flames
The Goat of A Thousand Young presiding
The levels of progression...


13 windows, glimpses of Hell 
A different scene according to the date
13 Windows, casting a spell
13 Windows to the 'soul'...
If you look closely, you'll find yourself there!

F o r e v e r . . . 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

In each room, there is at least one stained glass windowpane multi-tinted in flames with transmutating images therein surrounding ornate frames, depicting diabolical deeds upon certain nefarious dates which occurred in that room. Each window is topped with a ramlike pediment recognized by those who know as Amon-Baphomet, The Bucranium of The Sun, the Moon, the stars...

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13th s i g n

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The 13th Moon courses the Seasons in Hell
Every month another face, signs & symbols
Specters move across the face of the night
Draegon Fire, Water, Earth, Air, Flesh incarnate
Mytheological transmutations
Lycanthropic, Anthropomorphic
Through 13th Dimensions
Hybrid legends come alive
Devil's Mark branded upon flesh at birth

THE 13TH SIGN...
Sign of The Dragon
Consuming the others
THE 13TH SIGN
Sign of The Beast immortal
666 Hellemental

When Luna pairs with Lucifer in the W/Eastern sky
Hecate, Lilith, Sin, Persephone
Baphomet ascends the hellvens
Seated upon the Firmament Majestic

We are the 13th Sign
The Face of The Dragon upon the 13th Moon
Wings outstretched upon the nocturne tide
Draconian Black Blood
Breathing hellfire with words and deeds
Bloodmoon, blacksun, alignment complete
Upon the 13th night... 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

The alignment coincides above The House as the conditions are right on this 13th night to bring forth the denizens of the netheregions said to reside deep wthin the bowels of The House, where The Gates of Hell part. The 13th Sign reveals itself to be that of The Mighty Black Dragon, corresponding with the race of The Dragon incarnate - those who have been before, are now, and shall be again assemble in the churning shadows 'neath hidden chambers, to enact forbidden rites unknown to common mortals.

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13 g o b l e t s

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13 drops into The Goblets each
Awaiting greedy jaws & claws
13 Shadows possessing all who drink
The whirlpool draws you in
Mind swimming in The Devil's brine
Lift high The Chalice, drink deeply of The Wine
The Powers of Darkness are inside!
Infernal Bliss enrapturing, encircling
Devils embracing, enlacing, churning
Lost in The Potion, spinning down
The names & keys are revealed
In the air, in your mind, in the philter's tide
The faces of the Thirteen...
 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Straight from The Cauldron's brew, The 13 Goblets are filled and lifted towards the ancient sigil, which glows an eerie phosphorescence, joining the candleabras and chandelier in the gloomy room, upon which hangs a serpent. 13 robed forms in attendance, imbibing the Powerful elixir bestowing Strength, immortality.

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13 m i r r o r s

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13 Mirrors in the dark
Single candle flame
Flickering shadows come alive
Cold touch upon your flesh
Gazing at reflections deep into your mind
One by one, the masks come forth
Melting into one, the reflection resonance
From the corners of your eyes...

Etch the symbol on the glass with The sinister Horns
The portal opens wide
Pouring forth from the frame
They have been called from beyond
The Grave or The Gates of Hell
Necromancy, Demonology
By The Books, burning words upon the page...

Tapping on the glass, scratching at the window
The feeling of dread
The Presence arrives
They are here, they are here!

13 Mirrors in each room
13 Mirrors reflect doom
13 eyes to watch you
Passing through the pane
Will you join them on the other side...? 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

There are 13 mirrors within each of the 13 rooms in Blackthorne Manor. Each serve as a veritable Portalways for either Demonic summoning, necromantic communication, or clairevoyant devices for Witchcraft. Inscribing The Pentagram thereupon the glass itself activates these for these purposes, which can then operate as a two-way communication oracle as well as pathway.

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