Antigone by Jean Anouilh

Antigone

Jean Anouilh with Lewis Galantière (Translator)

72 pages first pub 1944 (editions)

fiction classics play dark emotional reflective fast-paced
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Antigone was originally produced in Paris in 1942, when France was an occupied nation and part of Hitler's Europe. The play depicts an authoritarian regime and the play's central character, the young Antigone, mirrored the predicament of the Frenc...

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Community Reviews Summary of 2,357 reviews

Moods

dark 62%
reflective 57%
emotional 54%
sad 50%
tense 38%
challenging 24%
inspiring 10%
funny 7%
mysterious 7%
adventurous 5%
hopeful 3%
informative 2%
lighthearted 1%

Pace

fast 74%
medium 19%
slow 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 67% | A mix: 18% | Plot: 12% | N/A: 2%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 34% | No: 33% | Yes: 30% | N/A: 1%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 38% | Yes: 36% | No: 23% | N/A: 1%

Diverse cast of characters?

No: 67% | Yes: 12% | N/A: 10% | It's complicated: 9%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 73% | It's complicated: 17% | No: 5% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

3.8

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