• Antigone Creon As The Tragic
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    Creon as the Tragic Hero In "Antigone" written by Sophocles, Creon is the tragic hero. Creon is the tragic hero because of his error in judgement, stubborn way of ruling Thebes, his change, and all the tragedy brought on by his actions. Although Creon changed only when a messenger told him there would be a tragic ending because of all his actions, he did try to correct what he had done. Creon ordered that Polyneices' body be left out to be eaten by vultures and while dogs because Polyneices rebe...
  • Creon Vs Antigone In The Burial Of Polyneices
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    Creon vs. Antigone in the burial of Polyneices When King Oedipus learned that he lived his life under a curse, unknowingly killing his father and marrying his mother, he poked out his own eyes and disappeared into exile. After Oedipus' abandonment, together his sons Eteocles and Polyneices ruled Thebes. The two brothers eventually came to conflict, Eteocles banished his brother, and Ploy neices attacked the city with an army outside of Thebes. During the battle the sons of Oedipus slew each othe...
  • Antigone Love Death Haimon
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    Love it supposedly conquers all, or so they say. Love is a major issue in Sophocles Greek Tragedy, Antigone. Antigone's family is full of incest and betrayal. People say that Antigone, and her sister Is mene have been cursed because of their family's bad decisions and horrible luck. Love in Antigone's case did conquer all, but do the tragedy of deaths. Antigone's love for her deceased brother eventually caused her own death. Antigone's death went on to cause Haimon's death, which ultimately cau...
  • Antigone Afraid Of Creon
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    This paper is an essay on Antigone. The story Antigone is a great Greek tragedy. Sophocles, an ancient Greek playwright, is the author of the story. It is a great story. It is known throughout the world. This essay is going to trace the character of Antigone through the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Antigone is a very strong willed character. In the very first scene of the book Antigone is talking to her sister (Ismene) about how their two brothers (Eteocles and Polyneices) killed ea...
  • Analysis Of Ismene King Creon
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    Ismene In "Antigone" by Sophocles Ismene is stuck between being a true sister or a traitor to her family. Choosing to be a true sister would call for her to follow the law of the gods and break the law of man. If she follows the law of the gods she would join her sister, Antigone, in burying their brother, Polyneices. If she follows the law of man she would betray her family and follow the law made banning the burial of Polyneices. The burial of Polyneices has been banned by King Creon because h...
  • Oedipus Antigone Ismene Polyneices
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    The Greek audience would have been familiar with the story told in Antigone and with the background of the characters. An understanding of Antigone's family and her father's fate helps to put the events of the play in context. Antigone is of the Labdacids, a great but star-crossed family. Her father was Oedipus. Oedipus was born of Laius and Jocasta, the rulers of Thebes, but his parents were warned in prophecy that the boy would grow up to murder his father and marry his mother. A herdsman was ...
  • Bury Polyneices Creon Antigone Family
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    Antigone Antigone was the daughter of Oedipus. She had two brothers, Polyneices and Eteocles, and a sister Ismene. Oedipus had been the King of Thebes. However, he had killed his father and married his mother not knowing they were his parents. Oedipus was disgraced and had left the kingdom. His two sons were too young to rule, so Creon, their uncle served as ruler of Thebes. When Polyneices and Eteocles grew older they allowed their Uncle Creon to continue to rule because of the dishonor, which...
  • Antigone Laws Of The Gods
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    Antigone Antigone, by Sophocles, is a story about the struggle between Antigone, who represents the laws of the gods and Creon, who represents the laws of the state. The play takes place circa 442 B. C. in the city-state of Thebes. The story revolves around the burial of Polyneices. Polyneices led an army against his brother, Etocles, the King of Thebes. They killed each other in battle and the new king, Creon, made a decree that only Etocles was to be buried because Polyneices was his rival. A...
  • Antigone As A Tragic Hero
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    In Sophocle's Antigone, the characters show a variety of traits. However, Antigone's life of ambition, family of noble rank, and display of good mentality portray her as the tragic hero of the story. A tragic hero must include three main traits. The hero must have a tragic flaw, a family of high class or rank, and must be a basically good person. Antigone fulfills all three traits thoroughly in the mythic story of Antigone. A tragic flaw plays a very important part of a tragic hero. Tragic flaw...
  • Antigone Creon Power Haimon
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    Sometimes people make decisions with the best intent but the outcome is less that perfect. In the play Antigone by Sophocles, Creon plans went astray because of a flaw. In Antigone Creon, stubborn leader, orders that Polyneices will not be buried because of his dishonor towards Thebes. Furthermore, if anyone is caught burying him they will be killed for disobeying his order. Antigone does not want to let her brother be left without a proper burial. Creon, ruler makes the mistake of miss using hi...
  • Antigone Burying Her Brother
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    Antigone is a play that is based on the conflict between a young girl and a new King. The young girl, Antigone, is appalled by the King's, Creon's, words. No one is to bury or in any way show respect to her fallen brother, Polyneices. However, Creon is appalled that the traitor, Polyneices, led the attack against his beloved city, Thebes. Scholars have long debated over which side is right: Antigone standing up for her family or Creon defending his city. The death and burial rites of Polyneices ...
  • Play Antigone Death Polyneices Creon
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    Looking at Death through Antigone s Eyes- Obey the Gods or the King In Sophocles play, Antigone, the main character Antigone is faced with a horrible tragedy; her two brothers have just died fighting each other and now one of her brothers, Polyneices, is not given proper burial rights by the king, Creon. In Greek times, when a man dies there is a great deal of respect and praise given, and a proper burial is always necessary to support the path to the afterlife. When Antigone hears about this la...
  • Antigone 6 Ideals And Beliefs
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    In Ancient Antigone 6 Antigone In Ancient Greece, life was full of complicated questions centered around the expanding field of science. Freedom of religion was encouraged to be exercised in the city-states and man was focused on more than the Gods or heavenly concerns. As a result many new ideals and beliefs surfaced. These new ideals and beliefs, though good in intentions, often conflicted with one another and created complex moral dilemmas. Such was the case in Sophocles play Antigone that wa...
  • Antigone A Greek Tragedy
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    Antigone: A Greek Tragedy The play Antigone is often thought to be a Greek tragedy because each of the tragic heroes is neither extremely good or bad, their fortunes change from good to bad, their misfortunes do not result from their own wrong doings, and they arouse pity within the audience. Antigone and Creon are the two tragic heroes of this play; however, I believe Creon to be main one. In the play Antigone there can be seen a struggle between two forces: god's law verses man's law. A woman,...
  • Antigone And Creon Law Gods Polyneices
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    In the play "Antigone' by Sophocles, Creon and Antigone have distinct conflicting values. Hegel s view claims that both sides are right and that both sides are wrong because they assert that they are exclusively right. Creon's regard for the laws of the city causes him to abandon all other beliefs. He feels that all should obey the laws set forth by him, even if other beliefs, moral or religious, state otherwise. Antigone, on the other hand, hold the beliefs of the gods in high reverence. She fe...
  • Antigone Creons Flaws Caused Fear Among His People By Making
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    In the play Antigone I choose Creon to be the tragic hero because he is the King of Thebes and he looses everything he has. Creon being King makes the audience believe that something like that can happen to the King then what can happen to us. Antigone the niece of Creon, The sister of Polyneices was punished by Creon for burying Polyneices after his death, Creon has forbidden anybody to do so. Once Creon punished Antigone the blind prophet Teiresias told him that the Gods will take revenge for ...
  • Antigone Character Analysis Tragic Hero
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    Antigone Character Analysis Essay Dealing with enemies has been a problem ever since the beginning of time. In Antigone, by Sophocles, the value of dealing with your family and dealing with your Enemies become a huge problem for a King such as Creon. All throughout this play, Creon holds a title of authority that he must observe. After Oedipus left Thebes and Creon took over as King, there was a fight for the throne. Eteocles fought on Creon s side and Polyneices fought against his brother (Eteo...
  • Antigone 8211 Interpretative Tragic Hero
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    Antigone – Interpretative Essay A tragic hero, according to Aristotelian definitions, is a "highly renowned and prosperous' character. This figure is not perfect and has to be on some level responsible for his or her downfall. The hero's punishment usually exceeds the crime. By the end of the play, this hero recognizes his or her own error or flaw and accepts the overwhelming retribution. Through this experience, he or she finally gains wisdom. In Antigone by Sophocles, Creon fits the term...
  • Antigone Wolgang Von
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    Antigone is a play that is based on the conflict between a young girl and a new King. The young girl, Antigone, is appalled by the King's, Creon's, words. No one is to bury or in any way show respect to her fallen brother, Polyneices. However, Creon is appalled that the traitor, Polyneices, led the attack against his beloved city, Thebes. Scholars have long debated over which side is right: Antigone standing up for her family or Creon defending his city. The death and burial rites of Polyneices...
  • Antigone Creon Gods Play
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    Critics have traditionally Antigone Antigone Critics have traditionally divided over the question of whether Antigone or Creon is the protagonist in the play, Antigone, by Sophocles. The answer lies in ones interpretation of the play. Is it a play about a woman doomed by the sins of her father, r is it a play about a king who holds himself more powerful than the gods? Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus. Oedipus, once the king of Thebes, unwittingly killed his father and married his mother. Four...