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  • Creon Sentences Antigone To Death
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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 audience...
  • Creon And Antigone
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    Antigone The main theme for Antigone is that people sometimes have to learn the hard way from their mistakes. This theme is expressed in the final four lines of the play. They read, There is no happiness where there is no wisdom; No wisdom but in submission to the gods. Big words are always punished, And proud men in old age learn to be wise. These lines are an important part of the play. They symbolize Creon's bad decisions, his defiance of the gods, the punishment he went through because of hi...
  • Laws Of The Gods And Creon
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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. Ant...
  • Creon And Antigone
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    In ancient Greece, women were inferior to men, for they were expected to stay home all the time and keep the house. In fact, the only women who were ever outside of their house were usually courtesans or. The families of ancient Greece were very strong, for the pole is consisted of many extended families. Gender issues are very apparent in Antigone, and these issues lead to why Antigone breaks Creons man-made laws and followed the divine laws that Antigone felt was moral and just. The gender pro...
  • Issues Between Antigone And Creon
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    The play entitled Antigone was written by a man named Sophocles, a scholarly author of philosophy and logic. The play Antigone is probably one of the most prominent interpretations of a tragic drama. The two main characters of the play are Antigone and Creon. There is much conflict between Antigone and Creon throughout the play, both of them having their own ideas and opinions regarding divine law versus human law. The theme that I am going to analyze is the conflict of divine law vs. human law....
  • Creon's Pride
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    In the play Antigone, one of the protagonists, Creon, is presented with three interlocking themes. By facing these conflicts, Creon reveals his weaknesses and helps character growth. Through the development of these dramatic themes the play reaches its climax and its resolution and the audience is able to understand the personalities of each character. The themes I chose that demonstrated these characteristics are the fallowing: individual vs. society, youth vs. age and men vs. gods. When Creon'...
  • Antigone And Creon
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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 ruler...
  • Antigone And Creon
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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 And Creon
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    In Sophocles? Greek tragedy, Antigone, two characters undergo character changes. During the play the audience sees these two characters? attitudes change from close minded to open-minded. It is their close minded, stubborn attitudes, which lead to their decline in the play, and ultimately to a series of deaths. In the beginning Antigone is a close minded character who later becomes open minded. After the death of her brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, Creon becomes the ruler of Thebes. He decide...
  • Creon And Antigone's Acts
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    Fate, Loyalty, and Law The play Antigone by Sophocles is a play like no other. There are three major themes or ideas which have a very important role in the play. The first major theme is fate, on how the play comes about and the turn of events that come about throughout it. Another main theme or idea is the pride the characters have and their unwillingness they have to change their minds once they are set on something. The last major theme is loyalty and the practical problem of conduct involvi...
  • Creon And Antigone
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    Antigone – Pride And Conflict Of Law Antigone – Pride And Conflict Of Law Sophocles? Antigone, in its later phases is no longer about the conflict of law; It is about stubbornness and self will, about the sin of refusing to listen; about a man who has never been told. Conflict of law, presents the initial disturbance within Thebes. Creon, King of Thebes, refuses to bury the body of Polynices, for in his eyes Polynices is? his country's enemy? Antigone pg. 131. Thus, despite breaking ...

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