Antigone Essay

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In this essay, Calin examines the differences in point of view between Antigone and her enemy Creon.

"Le Charme D'Antigone, dans la piece d'Anouilh, c'est le charme de'enfance.... On ne comprendrait rien a cette fille maigre et brulante, si 1'on ne convenait d'abord qu'elle est une petite fille." This statement is to be found in one of the most recent studies on Jean Anouilh. Pol Vandromme is not the first to have pointed out how Anouilh emphasizes the protagonist's childlike purity and idealism, qualities absent from the world of adult society. Anouilh invented the role of the Nurse (la nourrice)', her appearance in the first scene introduces us to the fact that Antigone has only recently crossed the threshold of adulthood. They speak together of the pranks the young girl played as a child, her fear of the bogey-man and of creatures in the night, her helplessness...

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