What is the focus of Sophocles' plays?


What is the focus of Sophocles' plays?


Sophocles (497 BCE - 406 BCE) is one of the most well known of the ancient Greek playwrights. Many of his works continue to be read, studied, and performed today. These works include, but are not limited to, Oedipus Rex, Antigone, Electra, and Women of Trachis.

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As an ancient Greek tragedian, Sophocles focused many of his plays on the fatal flaws of humanity, flaws that subsequently led to human suffering. In...

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Antigone by Sophocles: Summary, Characters & Analysis


Chapter 6 / Lesson 22

What happens in Sophocles' Antigone? Find an overview of the Antigone plot, a summary analysis, and descriptions of the key characters and themes in Antigone.

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