A Danish Antigone: The Legacy of Ancient Greek Consciousness in the Fragmentation of Modern Tragedy

2017-05-21T04:40:32Z (GMT) by Sabina Sestigiani
In Søren Kierkegaard’s Either/Or, the engaging analysis of the concept of the tragic in ancient and modern dramas hinges on Kierkegaard’s poetic invention of the figure of a new Antigone and the shift in her subjectivity. Such analysis moves from the unquestioning acceptance of fate in Sophocles’s Antigone to the self-reflective brooding of Kierkegaard’s creation.