Literary Analysis – Antigone clearly scrutinizes the cultural institution of gender

Assignment 2: Literary AnalysisThe major assignment for this week is to compose a 900-word essay on Antigone. In this paper you will write an in-depth analysis using your own ideas and excerpts from the play in the form of quotes, paraphrases, or summaries.As you prepare to write this essay, make sure you understand what you are being asked to do.Pick a TopicFirst, identify a topic in consultation with your instructor or write about one of the following options:Antigone clearly scrutinizes the cultural institution of gender, for the play’s debate about the nature of justice and good governance hinges on Antigone’s defiance of the king, making the play one of only a few ancient Greek dramas that put a woman center stage (apologies for the bad pun!). Moreover, there are important moments in the play that underscore its focus on gender inequality. For instance, at one point Creon accuses his son, Haemon, of considering “some women” more important than the rule of law. Creon goes on to complain that Haemon puts Antigone before all others. In another passage, Ismene, invoking the argument that women should obey men, urges Antigone to submit to Creon. Examine representations of gender and the gender conflict in Antigone in detail.Scholarship developed from the nineteenth century through the present offers multiple interpretations of Antigone’s character. One of the abiding questions about her is whether her desire to bury Polyneices properly is political or if her defiance of the king is motivated, as she claims, solely by divine edict. Advocates of the first position see her as “speaking truth to power” as she engages in civil disobedience. But scholars who support the second explanation tend to consider Antigone’s concerns as primarily domestic—about her family—rather than political. Yet another interpretation of Antigone is that she, like so many other figures in ancient Greek drama, is guilty of excessive pride—hubris—as she tries to impose divine law on Creon.Develop a character analysis of Antigone. You may argue for or against one of the positions stated above or you may take another direction. One thing to consider in your discussion is whether she is successful despite her suicide.Develop a Tentative ThesisAs you consider different options for your thesis:Develop a few hypotheses about the text that are based on your own perspectives and relate to the topic that you chose to explore for this assignment.In addition to considering the text’s plot, reflect on what genre and other elements of literature (see the online lecture on this topic) reveal about ancient Greek cultures and important philosophies and values associated with this era and region.PrewritingGather evidence that is likely to support your tentative thesis. At this point, there is no need to use “outside” sources to complete the essay. You will have an opportunity to do that next week. For now, your evidence should consist of experiential knowledge (what you have learned through life experience) and quotes, paraphrases, or summaries from the play’s text.Next, choose one of the prewriting techniques discussed in chapter 3c, “Invent and Prewrite,” of The New Century Handbook and begin prewriting.Rough DraftWrite your rough draft. You are not required to submit it, but you should acquire the habit of writing one for every essay you compose in this and other classes.Revise and EditProofread the rough draft to ensure:The thesis is clear and well focused, and the introduction includes all the necessary information.The discussion of evidence includes quotes, paraphrases, or summaries and synthesizes this material and your ideas.The conclusion is appropriate and reinforces the paper’s main ideas without repeating the introduction word for word.The essay is formatted in APA style throughout. It uses appropriate grammar, spelling, and mechanics, and quoted material does not exceed 25% of the paper.Name your document SU_ENG2002_W2_A2_LastName_FirstInitial.doc. By Tuesday, March 3, 2015, submit the final draft of your essay in a Microsoft Word document to the W2: Assignment 2 Dropbox.Assignment 2 Grading Criteria Maximum PointsWrote a complete introduction that engages your classmates’ interest, explains the topic, provides a detailed thesis that identifies your argument, briefly states the main evidence, and maps the paper for your audience. 10Used key passages and quotations from the text to support and defend your thesis. Supporting examples and quotations are fully analyzed. The link between the thesis and the evidence is clearly explained. 20Examined in your essay’s discussion of evidence what the text suggests about the culture, literary movements, philosophies, or ideologies that influenced it.10Organized the paper effectively with unified paragraphs, each of which has a topic sentence and effective transitions to the next paragraph. 20Provided an appropriate conclusion that reinforces the paper’s main ideas without repeating the introduction word for word. 10Met the word requirement. 10Communicated clearly using your own words for the majority of the paper with correct grammar, punctuation, and spelling throughout. 10Formatted the paper in APA style throughout. 10Total: 100

Calculate the price
Make an order in advance and get the best price
Pages (550 words)
$0.00
*Price with a welcome 15% discount applied.
Pro tip: If you want to save more money and pay the lowest price, you need to set a more extended deadline.
We know how difficult it is to be a student these days. That's why our prices are one of the most affordable on the market, and there are no hidden fees.

Instead, we offer bonuses, discounts, and free services to make your experience outstanding.
How it works
Receive a 100% original paper that will pass Turnitin from a top essay writing service
step 1
Upload your instructions
Fill out the order form and provide paper details. You can even attach screenshots or add additional instructions later. If something is not clear or missing, the writer will contact you for clarification.
Pro service tips
How to get the most out of your experience with Essay Fountain
One writer throughout the entire course
If you like the writer, you can hire them again. Just copy & paste their ID on the order form ("Preferred Writer's ID" field). This way, your vocabulary will be uniform, and the writer will be aware of your needs.
The same paper from different writers
You can order essay or any other work from two different writers to choose the best one or give another version to a friend. This can be done through the add-on "Same paper from another writer."
Copy of sources used by the writer
Our college essay writers work with ScienceDirect and other databases. They can send you articles or materials used in PDF or through screenshots. Just tick the "Copy of sources" field on the order form.
Testimonials
See why 20k+ students have chosen us as their sole writing assistance provider
Check out the latest reviews and opinions submitted by real customers worldwide and make an informed decision.
Sociology
Thank you so much. Your Team is the greatest!
Customer 452919, May 3rd, 2022
WRTG 393 6360 Advanced Technical Writing (2222)WRTG-393
Patience and truly superb service considering all the information was not uploaded.
Customer 452995, February 4th, 2022
Sociology
Thank you
Customer 452919, March 23rd, 2022
Health Care
Thank you for getting this paper done in a timely manner
Customer 452641, February 20th, 2021
Sociology
Thank you
Customer 452919, February 16th, 2024
Sociology
Thank you for answering all of the questions provided. The last 3 discussions, I only received a grade of 14 out of 20 points. Let's see how it goes after the grades are posted next week.
Customer 452919, February 9th, 2023
Sociology
Thank you, this is an 8-week course, so I will be needing your assistance.
Customer 452919, January 20th, 2023
Advanced Technical Writing
Excellent service as always, Thank you!
Customer 452995, January 20th, 2022
Nursing
Very good service
Customer 453075, April 27th, 2022
Nutrition, Hospitality & Human Services
Thank you for your assistance.
Customer 452919, April 13th, 2024
Marketing
Excellent and thank you!
Customer 452591, December 12th, 2020
Psychology
Thank you very much! I will be using your service again soon.
Customer 452665, March 18th, 2021
11,595
Customer reviews in total
96%
Current satisfaction rate
3 pages
Average paper length
37%
Customers referred by a friend
OUR GIFT TO YOU
15% OFF your first order
Use a coupon FIRST15 and enjoy expert help with any task at the most affordable price.
Claim my 15% OFF Order in Chat