I have to say that I really enjoyed this novel that we read. It was actually pretty nice to finally read something that was not a play, or like, the bible. It was easier to read as well, because the story moved along and was interesting. However, I have to say that the whole devil theme we are going through in Arts One right now is creeping me out a little. Every time he showed and people died, I was like oh crap……..
While reading the novel, I found myself sometimes wondering “Who is Satan hiding in this time?”. After I picked up on the trend that he is always a mysterious foreigner, I began to understand where and who he was. I also loved how in the text, they would say things like “what the devil are you talking about “, but not being aware, that the actual devil was with them at the time.
One thing brought up in the lecture today was how Margarita sold her soul to the devil. I actually never even thought that anybody did, and so I would love to here more on that topic and see what everybody is saying about it!!
So I will not lie, reading Antigone’s claim was such a tough experience for me. I don’t even know if I really consider it reading, because I was honestly lost the WHOLE TIME. However, the lecture did brighten my horizons, and I have managed to get a grasp a bit of what this is all about. I have to say though, that my blog post will mostly be on the lecture, as I will probably use the rest of this week to re-read Antigone’s claim with a whole new view…. Sorry Christina……. 🙁
So I thought I would talk about the whole idea of what exactly Antigone is claiming. I found that today in the lecture, it was very interesting because when I was reading Antigone, I thought she 100% stood for family (kinship) and feminism. However, now Judith has kinda said that she doesn’t stand for any of that at all! It really does confuse me . Although I understand that Antigone doesn’t exactly fall into the feminine norm like Ismene, I don’t really know if that means she is actually masculine. She is referred to being a “king” in the book, but I don’t really feel that it makes her fall into the masculine norm more than Kreon. He was vulnerable ONCE against her when he felt she could defeat him, but Anitgone usually was never winning. So I think I need somebody to explain this whole thing about Antigone not being Feminine a little better…. I have to say I am pretty confused.
I did enjoy hearing about the Kinship factor, and completely agree with it. I loved that she is supposed to stand for all of this Kinship, yet her family is very messed up. I didn’t even think about it that way until it was explained in todays lecture.
Lets be honest tho, this whole book was very darn confusing. Trying my best! 🙂