Explain how the ancient Greeks believed the Universe was organized. Discuss how two scientists from the 16th or 17th Centuries challenged this old view with some of the first modern approaches to science. Be sure to use specific names, events, or ideas where necessary. Please use these key terms where applicable Black Plague Avignon Pope Martin V Hundred Years War Battle of Crécy Battle of Agincourt Vasco de Gama Transatlantic Slave Trade Granada Ferdinand/Isabella Columbian Exchange Claudius Ptolemy Tycho Brahe Nichola Copernicu Johannes Kepler Galileo Galilei Henry VIII Puritans
Jean Anouilh’s Antigone was first performed in Paris in 1944 under the Nazi occupation of France. The production we saw was filmed in 1972 during the Vietnam war era. On the surface it seems a resigned statement of hopelessness; of the inevitability of tragedy, war and familial conflict. But is it? Or, if it is, is that all it is? How might this story—essentially a debate between the idealistic Antigone and the utilitarian Creon—resonate with us today? How does Anouilh’s vision of the world in this particular play speak to you? What could lines such as: “The gods take a hand in every game—even politics.” and “What a king you’d be if only people were animals.”and “Why must ‘dirty work’ be done?” mean for you in 2020? How did the look and feel of the production we viewed, which took place in a cold marble world of staircases, corporate-looking offices and freight elevators, contribute to your perspective? Use specific examples from Antigone to shape your answers. Your essay should be three-to-five pages, double-spaced, in a 12 pt. professional font, using one- inch margins.
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