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  • Views Of Antigone And Creon
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    One commentator has argued in 'Antigone' that Antigone's 'view of what is right is as twisted as that of Creon. ' Although I do not believe that either Antigone's or Creon's view is 'twisted,' I do believe that their fate is a direct result of their extreme pride and stubbornness. In 'Antigone,' Sophocles examines the conflict between the requirements of human and divine law that is centered on the burial of Polynices, Antigone's brother and Creon's nephew. On the issue of the burial, their view...
  • Effect On Creon's Decision Towards Antigone's Punishment
    793 words
    Antigone is a play that mainly deals with differences amongst characters that cause life long drawbacks and a threatening resolutions. The drama is portrayed through Antigone's and Creon's characters, who undoubtedly resemble each other. Although they try to be masters of their own fate and eventually succumb to grieving outcomes, they both seem to have the values of a tragic hero. Although, they have their differences, their battle with one another illustrates them both as moral characters full...
  • Antigone's And Odysseus Pride
    969 words
    Consequences of Excessive Pride Pride is not a bad attribute to have, it is actually very important. One definition for pride is: A sense of one's own proper dignity or value; self-respect. Self respect is a very good quality to have, however, there's such thing as too much of a good thing. This is especially the case if you are a hero in a Greek play that has too much pride. Pride is the most central flaw in Greek tragedy, even in heroes. In the plays "Antigone" and "The Odyssey", Antigone's an...
  • Sign Of Creon's Obscene Amount Of Pride
    791 words
    PRIDE KILLS Based on the Greek play, Antigone. By Sophocles. If you have no pride than life is not worth living, but too much of a good thing will kill you. Excessive pride, also known as hubris, is often used in tragedies like Antigone. Most often, this will lead to a change in fortune due to this tragic flaw. This can be portrayed through the characters Antigone and Creon. It is important to take into consideration of the fact that pride is like a dark evil in this play. Not only is it evil, b...
  • 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...
  • Antigone Breaks Creons Law And Creon
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    After filling up your gas-guzzling SUV, you walk into the convenience store to pay for the gas and buy a soda. Reaching for the Diet Coke, your eye catches on something as a man walks past you. It is a shine, or a shimmer. Just the light bouncing off the keys, you think. You grab the soda and shut the door that is now fogged up due to the warm air. As you turn around, chaos breaks through the quiet, and everybody is leaping for the ground. Quite puzzled, you just stand there, looking at everybod...
  • Creon's Excessive Pride
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    In Sophocle's "Antigone", Creon, the king in the story, condemns a young girl for attempting to give her brother, who was an enemy of the King, a proper burial. Throughout the story, Creon's excessive pride blinds him from preventing his downfall and the suicidal death of his wife and son. With that and many other instances-he becomes the tragic hero. Creon's desire to display his power keeps him from seeing and considering the view points other than his own. Creon initially asserts that he is e...
  • Creon And Antigone
    909 words
    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,...
  • Creon's Pride Of Power
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    Pride is a quality that all people possess in one way or another. Some people take pride in their appearance, worldly possessions, or position in society. The story of Antigone written by Sophocles has two characters who have a tragic flaw of pride. I will show how Creon's pride of power leads to his destruction, and how Antigone's pride makes her an honorable character who should be treated as a hero. Creon is a man who has just become the king of Thebes and has a flaw of having too much pride....
  • Dead Polynieces Creon
    499 words
    Tragedy, by definition, is an imitation of an action that excites empathy, invokes fear and awe, and brings about a catharsis. Tragedy assumes that humans are inevitably doomed through their own errors. In a tragedy you have one tragic hero who has a tragic flaw that causes him to fall from a place of importance. At the end of the play we have the catastrophe, which leads to the tragic hero's recognition of his own wrongdoing or misgivings. The audience is supposed to feel emotionally cleansed a...

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