Creon and Henry

English / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
This paper contrasts and compares the characters of Creon in the play, “Antigone” by Sophocles and Henry in Arthur Ramsdell Gurney’s play, `Another Antigone.`

The paper is a comparison of two plays, and two characters. The author discusses the characters, Creon in the play `Antigone` by Sophocles, and Henry in the play, `Another Antigone,` by Arthur Ramsdell Gurney. These two characters are the protagonists in each of their respective plays. The paper examines how their actions affect the outcome of the plays and how their similar characteristics lead to similar outcomes in the stories being told.
`In Gurney’s Another Antigone, Judy Miller, becomes more of a villainous character, due to her self-absorption which eventually leads her to assume and accuse others of ethnic discrimination. When she learns of the power that students actually have – a power of which she was previously unaware – she then uses it against Harper in precisely the same manner that she imagines it might have been used against her. After realizing that the professors actually need the backing of the students they teach, Miller first agrees to help Harper by telling others about a course he is hoping to teach, but then, when Harper foolishly makes a statement that Miller perceives as anti-Semitic, her ever-present, ever-simmering anger erupts once again, and she abruptly changes her mind.`


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