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After reading Antigone by an ancient Greek play writer, Sopocles, one might realized that Sopocles uses imagery. Imagery is the use of vivid or figurative language to represent objects, actions, or ideas. It can be found that he uses many different things in his play to show imagery. One of the main ones is the imagery of birds. To give a better understanding of what he does, he uses birds to represent something else that is important in the play. In the play, birds are used as imagery for, family, fighting, an animal, and as something that eats dead people.
There is one time that sticks out when talking about how birds are used to represent family. The Sentry says, "A mother bird come back to a stripped nest" (III. 37-38). This is showing that a mother cares for its child and when it comes back to an empty nest, it is sad. I the context of this part of the story, the Sentry used the bird to represent Antigone, which represents family because she went to her brother Polyneices to bury him because they were family. The broken nest shows
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