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  • Order Of Creon
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    Laws of the City-State vs. Higher Law as Seen in Sophocles' "Antigone" In Ancient Greece, after 800 bc., new ideas came to the forefront concerning the governing of society. These ideas led to a more organized leadership and a government whose decisions were primarily based on majority rule. This system took the form of city-states, large self-governing towns. These city-states were founded on principals of "freedom, optimism, secularism, rationalism, [and] the glorification of body and mind". A...
  • Womanlike Challenge To Creon's Authority
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    "Frailty is thy name woman!" Taken from this line reflects a common misconception about women. According to some, the sole purpose and duty of a woman is to serve her husband and look pretty. Her voice is not heard. Her thoughts are not taken into consideration. Her virtue and intellect are not respected. A woman is the "effect" of the "cause" that is man. The women in the Oedipus Trilogy are depicted in such a manner. They are almost background figures, reacting to events, but not causing them....
  • Example Of Antigone And Creon's Conflict
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    ANTIGONE Complex character and the conflicts they face are the foundation for the plot of any story. In the classic Greek tragedy Antigone by Sophocles, strong characters exist who face both internal and external struggles. The title character Antigone, and Creon, The king of Thebes are pitted against one another in a war of wills that has for effects, both for them self's and the other character in the play. Because Creon, the king of Thebes, possesses a trait of being self-conceit and arrogant...
  • Place Between Medea And The Chorus
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    Medea and the Chorus The exchange that takes place between Medea and the Chorus serves several purposes in Euripides' tragedy, The Medea. It allows us to sympathize with Medea in spite of her tragic flaws. It also foreshadows the tragic events that will come to pass. Finally, it contrasts rationality against vengeance and excess. The Chorus offers the sane view of the world to the somewhat insane characters of Medea, Jason, and Creon. As the passage begins on page 176, the leader of the Chorus r...
  • Creon's Pride
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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 t...
  • Creon's Hubris
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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...
  • Medea From Corinth
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    Medea Persuasive Essay I am here today, to show you that the prisoner Medea, who now stands before you, is guilty of the crimes she has been accused of. These crimes didn't serve a purpose; they only satisfied the burning rage in her heart. So, now I call upon you, men of Corinth. To decide whether Medea's acts where justiful. First, the women of Corinth thought she was dangerous. Even by looking in her eyes, you could see the occult forces behind her wickedness. The loyal King Creon, had no cho...
  • Difference Between Beowulf And Creon
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    Beowulf is an Anglo-Saxon folk epic written by an unknown author. It was written in the eighth century. Antigone is an Ancient Greek tragedy written by the playwright Sophocles around 430 BC. Although the two works were written during two different time periods, in two different places, and are different kinds of literature, they contain many similarities in the manner in which they depict an epic hero and a tragic hero. Beowulf tells the story of one of the most heroic men of Anglo-Saxon times....
  • Antigone Creon
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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...
  • State And The State In Creon's Mind
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    I chose to focus on Creon from "Antigone" for my second paper. He is a very interesting character to me because he can be perceived in many different ways. For example, one person may view him as a horrible tyrant king due to his unwillingness to alter his decree. Another may see him as a king that made some wrong decisions but was looking out for the best interest of his new city and got more far more punishment than he deserved. I view him as a king who was trying to deal with his insecurities...
  • Creon's Personality Traits Of Arete
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    CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS OF CREON Throughout his life, famous Greek playwright Sophocles was written many inspiring works. Of those which survive, the Theban play ANTIGONE is considered one of the best known works. It depicts the conflict between state and individual. The most obvious conflict can be found by analyzing the character Creon. From an evaluative standpoint, Creon possesses a personality with traits of arete, ate, and nemesis. To begin with, Creon seems to have an obssessive pride in hims...
  • Prevelant And Obvious Inner Flaw Of Creon
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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 fooli...
  • One Key To Creon's Character
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    The most identifiable characteristic of a tragic hero is blindness. Not the physical disability, but the lack of ability to be aware of his surroundings. The tragic hero in this sense is blind from the start. He is not alert to the fact that the way he sees his situation may not be true. Creon is not prepared to admit that he might be wrong. His vision may well include a certain narrowness (something we might like to call tunnel vision), and yet because he sees the world that way, he is also the...

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