posted by mysterychicken .
Need help with this--
'Think about how you might update Antigone in a modern setting, either in the US, or in some other part of the world. What kind of figure would Creon be? Who would Antigone be? What would Creon's conflict with Antigone be about? Write a brief summary of your modern version.'
I think I want to make Creon either a leader, or a head of a family. But I can't think of what the conflict would be in modern day times. Please help!
See if you can find any ideas in the following links:
Antigone is a strong woman who won't give up her desires. I think there are parallels with some modern popular stars, but I'm not familiar enough with them to be sure. I can also see her as one of our strong political leaders -- Hilary Clinton or Sarah Palin or Nancy Pelosi.
This character analysis of Antigone will give you some additional ideas.