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Word Count: 464
Distillation of Antigone by Maurice Sagoff This poem is
quite successful in getting the plot across to the reader.
Unfortunatly, that is all he can get across because of his
beleif that, "inside every fat book is a skinny book trying to
get out." Sargoff cannot have character descriptions, themes,
or any real detail in his "skinny book" because of his beleifs.
Sargoff leaves off why Polynices should not be burried and
why his brother, who is not even menchoned, can be
burried. This is important to building the feelings of contempt
towards Creon and an understanding of what Antigone is
doing. Also, because this is a "Humorous Distillation," the
tone of the play is lost. Instead of being a dramatic play
about obeying a higher law, it is a comical, rhyming poem
about what happened. This may cause it to lose the impact it
had. Sargoff reduces important and pivotal points in the
story to a sentence such as, "Creon wilts, and tries to bang a
U-ee." This sentence does not tell of Creon's attempt to
repent for what he! has done by burrying Polynices and then
going to free Antigone. Even if Sargoff gets all of the plot
across, that is not enough to tell the whole story. Aristotelian
Unities Yes, Antigone does follow the Aristotelian Unities.
The play occurs in the same place and roughly the same
time. Things that happened before the play or outside of the
place, was told by a messenger
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