Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Grant Gillett

  • Sophocles’ Antigone and the complexities of suicide

    Grant GillettRobin HankeyOtago, New Zealand Suicide has been a recurring human tragedy for as long as human affairs have been recorded. The principal suicide in Antigone does not at first pass seem relevant to the twentieth century, as it arises in the context of a judicial death penalty in a despotic state. Antigone’s suicide, however,…