Antigone & whale rider whale rider, a story that has to deal with ancient myths and beliefs antigone a story that is an ancient myth, but a story that has to deal with tragedy and revenge. After reading antigone, we watch the movie whale rider which has many parallels with the play this study guide worksheet will help students keep track of the characters and events in the movie this resource is part of the antigone unit collection and the english 10 course.
Thus antigone descends from cadmus, the founder of thebes and paikea apirana descends from the tribe's founder, paikea the whale rider likewise do they both deal with girls who fight for tradition for example, antigone wants to uphold god-given traditions of proper burial rites and rituals to all theban dead.
Pai in her ending became leader and her grandfather was ok with it once he believed she was the next whale rider in antigone even tho she was put to death towards the end she was at least satisfied with the fact that her brother was buried.
Antigone and whale rider are similar in many ways one way is that both antigone and paikea are strong and risk takers in antigone, antigone goes against king creon's law and buries polyneices she knows that breaking creon's law can result in death but is still willing to do it. Antigone is a complete tragedy while whale rider is rags to riches conclusion antigone's theme is tragedy they foreshadow a tragedy in the beginning then it becomes a domino effect which led antigone killing herself and everyone else except creon died.
After watching whale rider, the students will compare it to antigone this resource is part of the antigone unit collection and the english 10 course. Koro, the whale rider, first exhibits male superiority and gender roles when paikea speaks about her birth, “there was no gladness when i was born when i was born, my twin brother died” in antigone, there are many showcases of men's superiorities.
The defiance of women in antigone and whale rider - a young girl named paikea once said, “in the old days, the land felt a great emptiness it was waiting waiting to be filled waiting for someone to love it waiting for a leader” (whale rider.