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The Antigone Complex

Ethics and the Invention of Feminine Desire (Cultural Memory in the Present)

by Cecilia Sjoholm

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Published by Stanford University Press .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Femininity (Philosophy),
  • Philosophy,
  • Desire (Philosophy),
  • Philosophy / Ethics & Moral Philosophy,
  • Antigone (Greek mythology),
  • Feminist ethics

  • The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages240
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL7929840M
    ISBN 100804748926
    ISBN 109780804748926


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"The Antigone Complex is an interesting contribution for the understanding of the role of subjectivity in the formation of ethical values and ethical order, giving us a scholarly tour on the connection between ethics and philosophical reflection on feminine desire as well as.

This book introduces the concept of the "Antigone complex" in order to illuminate the obscure and multifaceted question of feminine desire, which has given rise to the fascination of generations of philosophers and other theoreticians, as well as readers and by:   Open Library is an open, editable library catalog, building towards a web page for every book ever published.

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Are you an author. Learn about Author Central Author: Amanda Cross. This book introduces the concept of the "Antigone complex" in order to illuminate the obscure and multifaceted question of feminine desire, which has given rise to the fascination of generations of philosophers and other theoreticians, as well as readers and spectators.

Antigone is a complex character in the play. The play begins with Creon explaining through an edict to the entire town of Thebes. Polynices, who is Antigone’s brother, dies in an attempt to take over Thebes. Get this from a library. The Antigone complex: ethics and the invention of feminine desire.

[Cecilia Sjöholm] -- "What if psychoanalysis had chosen Antigone rather than Oedipus. This book traces the relation between ethics and desire in important philosophical texts. Antigone clearly represents the French Resistance and the unthinking Guards Hitlers' Nazi followers.

What's interesting is the representation of the harsh and unyielding ruler Creon (Hitler). The performance was allowed by the Nazi regime because the portrayal of the king was complex and I'm not usually a fan of adaptions of classical texts /5.

Ellyn Kaschak is most likely best known for her theory of the “Antigone Complex,” introduced in her book Engendered Lives: The Psychology of Women’s Experience. Kaschak’s Antigone Complex takes a hard look at Sigmund Freud’s Oedipus Complex, adapting it to the experiences women face in modern society.

Both brothers died. Creon (Antigone's uncle) became the official ruler of Thebes. (There's a lot of upward mobility in this city-state. That's what happens when your bosses kill each other.) Divine Laws v. Man-made Laws. Creon buried Eteocles's body with honor. But because the other brother was perceived as a traitor, Polynices's body was Author: Wade Bradford.

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Reel Reads: A Monthly Book & Movie Selection. oedipus the king, antigone, electra, this are the master pieaces of the greek tragedy. sophocles brings us the wonderfull mitology stories in a fantastic point of view.

the bloody legassy that oedipus brings on his family apears on this wonderfull dramas. this tragedies are the finest creation of the greek culture, and a must to reed for any literture fan all over the world.

the "hibris"- the 5/5(4). Sjöholm explains Mary Wollstonecraft's work, as well as readings of Antigone by G.W.F. Hegel, Martin Heidegger, Luce Irigaray, Jacques Lacan, and Judith book introduces the concept of the "Antigone complex" in order to illuminate the obscure and multifaceted question of feminine desire, which has given rise to the fascination of.

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1 Oedipus, once King of Thebes, was the father of Antigone and Ismene, and of their brothers Polyneices and Eteocles. Oedipus unwittingly killed his father, Laios, and married his own mother, Iocaste. When he learned what he had done, he blinded himself and left Thebes.

Eteocles and Polyneices quarreled, Polyneices was driven out but returned File Size: KB. "Oedipus Tyrannus" ("Oedipus the King") is not only the most read of all the Greek tragedies, it is also the most misread of the Greek dramas.

The play's reputation exists in part because it was presented as the paragon of the dramatic form by Aristotle in his "Poetics," and it may well be because of that fact that "Oedipus Tryannus" was one of the relatively few plays by Sophocles to be /5(5).

Antigone makes an impassioned argument, declaring Creon's order to be against the laws of the gods themselves. Enraged by Antigone's refusal to submit to his authority, Creon declares that she and her sister will be put to death. Haemon, Creon's son who was to marry Antigone, advises his father to reconsider his decision.

ANTIGONE and ISMENE before the Palace gates. Ismene, sister of my blood and heart, See'st thou how Zeus would in our lives fulfill.

The weird of Oedipus, a world of woes. For what of pain, affliction, outrage, shame, Is lacking in our fortunes, thine and mine. And now this proclamation of today. Made by our Captain-General to the State. A: Sophocles Pf: c bc, Athens Tr: G: Greek trag.

in verse S: Thebes, mythical past C: 4m, 3f, extras, chorus (m)The sons of Oedipus, Eteocles and Polyneices, have killed each other in a battle over their inheritance. Since Eteocles died defending the city of Thebes, the new ruler Creon orders that he alone shall be accorded an honourable burial, while Polyneices' corpse is left to rot.

Related Posts about Antigone Complex Character. Exam Review: English Antigone Drama Notes and Play; Antigone Essay "Mortal Law Verses Divine Law"-- In the play Antigone, there is a clear conflict between the written law made by the king, and the higher law, dictated by the religious beliefs of the time.

Antigone, in Greek legend, the daughter born of the unwittingly incestuous union of Oedipus and his mother, Jocasta. After her father blinded himself upon discovering that Jocasta was his mother and that, also unwittingly, he had slain his father, Antigone and her sister Ismene served as Oedipus’ guides.

Antigone is also the niece of Creon, Jocasta’s brother and now the king of Thebes. Until now, Antigone has always been loyal to Creon, but his decree to keep Polyneices unburied disturbs Antigone. Having a family of noble rank is a large part of being a tragic hero, and Antigone clearly meets these credentials.

Antigone Complex: Ethics and the Invention of Feminine Desire by Sjoholm, Cecilia and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Antigone - The play's tragic heroine. In the first moments of the play, Antigone is opposed to her radiant sister Ismene. Unlike her beautiful and docile sister, Antigone is sallow, withdrawn, and recalcitrant.

Read an in-depth analysis of Antigone. Creon - Antigone's uncle. Creon is powerfully built, but a weary and wrinkled man suffering the. The story itself is about Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta (both dead), and was originally written as a play by the Ancient Greek playwright Sophocles.

Buy this book at the. Sophocles I contains the plays “Antigone,” translated by Elizabeth Wyckoff; “Oedipus the King,” translated by David Grene; and “Oedipus at Colonus,” translated by Robert Fitzgerald.

Sixty years ago, the University of Chicago Press undertook a momentous project: a new translation of the Greek tragedies that would be the ultimate resource for teachers, students, and : University of Chicago Press. Antigone explores numerous complex ideas involving morality, religion, and politics; however, the heart of this play is the concept of civil disobedience.

You may want to provide a background lesson on ancient Greek burial rites and religion so that students can better. A Complex is a group of emotionally invested ideas that have unconscious activities.

Contrary though it be to the popular and sentimental idea of an overriding mother love, it is common, especially in child psychiatry, to find a mother's lively hatred and even homicidal wishes towards her by: Antigone / Oedipus the King / Electra, Sophocles, Edith Hall (Editor), H.D.F.

Kitto (Translator) This volume contains three masterpieces by the Greek playwright Sophocles, widely regarded since antiquity as the greatest of all the tragic vivid translations, which combine elegance and modernity, are remarkable for their lucidity and accuracy, and are equally suitable for reading for /5.

Antigone, which comes last chronologically, was the play Sophocles wrote first, around B.C—yup, this play actually came before Oedipus the King and Oedipus at Colonus. And it has all the hallmarks of an ambitious young author's work: namely, some serious verve and intensity.

The Antigone complex: ethics and the invention of feminine desire. [Cecilia Sjöholm] Morality and the invention of feminine desire --Sexuality versus recognition: "The Antigone Complex is an interesting contribution for the understanding of the role of subjectivity in.

The first thing Creon does in Antigone is declare a harsh but understandable law. He proclaims that while the body of Eteocles will be buried with dignity, the corpse of Polyneices will be left to rot on the field of battle.

Anyone who attempts to honor Polyneices's body with burial will be sentenced to death. The Antigone Complex By Mark Thorn: In formulating his theory of the Oedipus complex, Freud first noticed a parallel between a theme in Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex and the attitudes children commonly hold toward their parents—intense love for the parent of the opposite sex and jealousy of and hostility toward the parent of the same sex.

Antigone was performed sometime around the year B.C.E., just before Athens fought a campaign against the revolt of Samos. Sophocles was selected to be one of nine generals in that campaign.

These historical events are relevant because some of the play's central issues are the appropriate use of power by the state, the possibility of justifiable rebellion, and the duties of citizens to obey.

Oedipus complex, in psychoanalytic theory, a desire for sexual involvement with the parent of the opposite sex and a concomitant sense of rivalry with the parent of the same sex; a crucial stage in the normal developmental process. Sigmund Freud introduced the concept in his Interpretation of Dreams ().

The term derives from the Theban hero Oedipus of Greek legend, who unknowingly slew his. Title: ANTIGONE: Sophocles’ Art, Hölderlin’s Insight Author: Kathrin H. Rosenfield Imprint: The Davies Group, Publishers soft cover pp. USD ISBN June Following Friedrich Hölderlin’s insights, the author reveals an unnoticed historical detail – the epiclerate – that makes Antigone the heiress to the throne of Thebes.

Why Antigone Today. As I write this introduction, the world is both a darker and a brighter place than it has been in a long time. We are faced with a fi nancial crisis of unknown measure, haunted by post-9/11 fear that has prompted us to launch preemptive wars, while global warming threatens the very survival of our planet.

At the same. The real power of Oedipus Rex lies not in the fact that it illustrates the Oedipus complex—that Oedipus was oedipal—but that it depicts a troubling and seemingly universal dimension of human.

Isma is a stand-in for Ismene, Eamonn for Haemon, Aneeka for Antigone — all figures from the tragic Greek myth, told most famously by Sophocles. Antigone is a complex character in the play.

The play begins with Creon explaining through an edict to the entire town of Thebes. Polynices, who is Antigone’s brother, dies in an attempt to take over Thebes. Oedipus is a man of swift action and great insight. At the opening of Oedipus the King, we see that these qualities make him an excellent ruler who anticipates his subjects’ needs.

When the citizens of Thebes beg him to do something about the plague, for example, Oedipus is one step ahead of them—he has already sent Creon to the oracle at Delphi for advice.

The Electra complex is a psychoanalytic term used to describe a girl's sense of competition with her mother for the affections of her father.

It is comparable to the male Oedipus complex. According to Freud, during female psychosexual development, a young girl is .Antigone commits suicide soon after she is put in a cave to die.

Haemon, distressed over her death, also commits suicide in front of his father. Eurycide, Creon's wife, also commits suicide after she hears about the death of her son and dies bringing down curses her husband. Creon goes into exile after learning he has lost everything he has loved.