• 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 The Authoritarian Oedipus King Nature
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    Creon the Authoritarian Banish the man, or pay back blood with blood. Murder sets the plague-storm on the city. In Sophocles s tragedies Oedipus the King and Antigone, Creon is an authoritarian. It can be seen that Creon is an authoritarian when he is elevated to king and how he is an order politician as king, which leads to his demise. Creon s authoritarian persona is initially exposed when he is elevated to king, in the closing stages of Oedipus the King. When Creon takes over Oedipus s throne...
  • Creon As The Tragic Hero In Antigone
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    Sophocles Antigone is, without a doubt, one of the greatest tragedies ever written. There are many questions that somebody could ask about this work, but this one intrigues me the most: Who is the tragic hero Could it be Antigone Or could it be Creon Antigone might be the name of the tragedy, but I believe that Creon is the winning candidate. His role in the plot of this tragedy, his sensible tragic fault, and his dynamic character are the obvious reasons why I chose him as the tragic hero. Firs...
  • Play Antigone Creon Gods Shows
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    The play Antigone by Sophocles shows a conflict between the King Creon and Antigone. This conflict eventually leads to the destruction of the house of Creon. Upon closer analysis, it is obvious that Creon caused this to happen himself. There is an old saying that power corrupts and Creon has fallen victim to power. In the opening of the play, we learn that Creon has been proclaimed king. We expect Creon to be the same rational man as we saw him to be in Oedipus the King who stood up for justice ...
  • 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...
  • Oedipus Creon Story Plays
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    Creon in Oedipus the King In this paper I will be making 3 major points about Creon. First I will explain the role Creon plays in this drama. Next I will explain some of the values Creon represents in this story. And for the last I will be examining how essential Creon is to the way this situation plays itself out. Other than the obvious roles Creon plays in this story (Jocasta's brother and Oedipus' brother-in-law), Creon plays a very big role and is a part of the most significant points in thi...
  • Tragic Hero Creon Antigone Thought
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    In Antigone Creon is the tragic hero. Throughout the story he displays the four tragic hero characteristics. He was a person of high character. Creon was the King of Thebes and he thought he was the most powerful person. Creon didn't think anything could stop him. Pride was Creon's downfall. It lead to the loss of many loved ones that were close to him. At the end Creon realized he was wrong. He tried to fix it but couldn't. What makes Creon a tragic hero in the story Antigone? Since Creon was ...
  • Antigone By David Greene
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    THE QUALITIES OF CREON As readers, we have to make judgments and interpretations of different characters. In the book, Antigone, translated by David Greene, there is a character by the name of Creon. While reading Antigone, some important descriptions about Creon become apparent. He views himself as the perfect leader, believes he is always correct, and wants control over people. Creon believes he is the only perfect ruler for Thebes. He believes that he can create a better city with his presenc...
  • Creon As The Tragic Hero Of An
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    Greek tragedy would not be complete with out a tragic hero. Sophocles wrote Antigone with a specific character in mind for this part. Based on Aristotle's definition, Creon is the tragic hero of Antigone. Creon fits Aristotle's tragic hero traits as a significant person who is faced with difficult decisions. Creon is significant because he is king. This makes him both renowned and prosperous. Creon is not completely good nor completely bad; he is somewhere in-between, as humans are. The audienc...
  • Scene 5 Line Creon Hubris Teiresias
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    A master artisan and innovator of the Greek tragedy, Sophocles's insightful plays have held their value throughout countless time periods and societies. Through the use of common literary techniques, Sophocles was able to express themes and ideas that reflect all of humankind. On particular idea was that Sophocles believed that hubris is destructive and will eventually lead to one's demise. Creon, the proud king of Thebes has such a fatal flaw. His hubris alienates Teiresias, Haimon, and his peo...
  • The Theban Plays Oedipus Creon King
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    Throughout, The Theban Plays Creon remained an important character. From the first play King Oedipus through the second play Oedipus at Colonus Creon displayed a dramatic change in his character. A change in Creons personality was noticeable when the truth about Oedipus was revealed. The very beginning of King Oedipus, Creon exposed a caring, concerned person. Sharing with the town his good news allows the reader to see his concerned side. Creon informed the town about the previous king of Theb...
  • Characteristics Of Creon Mercy Shows Son
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    Characteristics of Creon Throughout the story of Antigone, particularly the end, Creon proposes the bad-boy in control personality. He acts as the ruler he is and puts his power to work. He fears nothing unless his family is involved. He has no mercy when it comes to the law. Additionally, he is greatly affected by the environment he creates around himself. Within lines 813-814, Creon says, "So, men our age, we " re to be lectured, are we? - schooled by a boy your age," to his son. Before this ...
  • Creon A Voice Of Reason
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    Creon: A Voice of Reason In the drama Oedipus Rex, Oedipus' role as protagonist is supported primarily by Creon, who provides a voice of reason and stability throughout the play in contrast to the highly charged and emotional character, Oedipus. Oedipus provides most of the drama, excitement and the emotion in the play, which in turn brings out the rational nature in Creon. This happens time and time again during the play; we have Oedipus, the instigator, supported by Creon the stabilizer. Creon...
  • Paper On Antigone Cron's Tragic Flaws
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    In the play Antigone one of the main charicter is the "tragic hero" Creon. To be a "tragic hero a charicter must have an inner flaw, be at the prime of his or her life, and bring about his or her own demise through their inner flaw. The charicter Creon has more than one in flaws, in fact, he has several. He is ignorance, arrogant, and stubborn. These flaw become apparent throughout the play. The most prevelant and obvious inner flaw of Creon is his stubbornness. He won't back down from his fool...
  • A Glimpse Of Greek Justice In Antigone
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    In many respects, Sophocles explains the meaning of Greek justice in Antigone. On the surface, we see Antigone as a conflict between divine law and man's law. Antigone is the believer in divine law and Creon is the believer in man's law. Sophocles could have suggested one character as morally superiority over the other. However, Sophocles shows us how justice is equally mitigated to Antigone and Creon. In presocratic Greece Justice will equally apply herself to both and favor no one. While rule...
  • 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 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 History 100 9 29 99
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    History 100 9/29/99 Adrian Keck i Antigone During the ancient years of Greece, new ideas came up that complicated life. These new beliefs came with the strong development of science, where people started to get new aspects of Gods. But yet they were encouraged to exercised Gods and the heavenly matters in city-states. These new ideals often conflicted with each other creating complex moral dilemmas. In the play, Antigone and Creon battle a philosophical war dealing with the controversy of the Gr...
  • Antigone Vs Creon Bury Doesn Brother
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    Antigone vs. Creon When you are about to examine the likes and differences between Antigone and Creon you wonder what the really do have in common, but in all actuality they are more alike then different. First of all these two appear quite different, because Creon and Antigone have one of the same characteristics in their personality, stubbornness. Antigone wants her brother to have a proper burial and she won t stop at anything to see him buried, nothing. Creon is just as stubborn except in th...