Antigone

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Antigone


This poem is quite successful in getting the plot across to the reader. Unfortunatly, that
is all he can get across because of his beleif that, "inside every fat book is a skinny
book trying to get out." Sargoff cannot have character descriptions, themes, or any real
detail in his "skinny book" because of his beleifs. Sargoff leaves off why Polynices
should not be burried and why his brother, who is not even menchoned, can be burried. This
is important to building the feelings of contempt towards Creon and an understanding of
what Antigone is doing. Also, because this is a "Humorous Distillation," the tone of the
play is lost. Instead of being a dramatic play about obeying a higher law, it is a
comical, rhyming poem about what happened. This may cause it to lose the impact it had.
Sargoff reduces important and pivotal points in the story to a sentence such as, "Creon
wilts, and tries to bang a U-ee." This sentence does not tell of Creon's attempt to repent
for what he has done by burrying Polynices and then going to free Antigone. Even if
Sargoff gets all of the plot across, that is not enough to tell the whole story.


Aristotelian Unities
Yes, Antigone does follow the Aristotelian Unities. The play occurs in
the same place and roughly the same time. Things that happened before the play
or outside of the place, was told by a messenger or a character themself. The
action was all centered around Antigone's actions. Her actions were the sole
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