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A Danish Antigone: The Legacy of Ancient Greek Consciousness in the Fragmentation of Modern Tragedy
journal contributionposted on 2017-05-21, 04:40 authored 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.