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  • 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...
  • Advice To Creon For Years
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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 C...
  • Creon's Personality Traits Of Arete
    558 words
    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...
  • Play Creon
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    In the story Antigone Creon showed that to much power will corrupt anyone. As Creon became blessed with total control his character, principals, and his judgement deteriorated. Antigone was written by a man named Sophocles. He was a man that did an excellent job of showing how absolute power will corrupt absolutely. Using Creon's utmost authority, Sophocles told of how everything he once stood for had crumbled. The play Antigone begins by telling of a troubled royal family. In this play there ar...
  • Creon's Self Pride
    477 words
    In the story Antigone, Creon shows all of the characteristics of a tragic hero. He receives pity through the audience, yet recognizes his weakness, and whose downfall comes from his own self-pride. Though the audience notices how villainous Creon is, they still express pity towards him. They realize the he brought all of his problems on himself and should have been more open-minded, but think no one should go through that. They also understand how the warrior king Creon felt when he notices his ...
  • Dead Wife And Self Imposed Exile
    568 words
    Antigone did the Antigone Antigone did the right thing by defiling Creon's strict orders on burying Polynices because the unalterable laws of the gods and our morals are higher than the blasphemous laws of man. Creon gave strict orders not to bury Polynices because he lead a rebellion, which turned to rout, in Thebes against Creon, their omnipotent king. Antigone could not bare to watch her brother become consumed by vultures' talons and dogs. Creon finds out that somebody buried Polynices' body...
  • Reason Of His Son And His City
    336 words
    In the lines I recited, Haemon makes points that touch my heart, mind, and soul. What he pronounces speaks to modern day society as much as it did to ancient society. Sophocles points show through this monologue clearly, which is common to greek literature. Edith Hamilton referred to their literature as plain, direct, and? matter of fact (46)? Hamilton often refers to how greek writers forced their readers to think and expand, rather than filling their pages with repition and fancy. Haemon blunt...
  • Antigone And Creon
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    In the play Antigone by Sophocles one can find the conflict between Antigone and her uncle, Creon. The conflict comes into play when her brother Polynices is killed in a battle and is prohibited from being buried. Creon refuses to make an exception to the law on the ground of it being family. The conflict goes back and forth from Antigone and Creon. This conflict is the meaning of the entire play. First it all starts off when Antigone's brother, Polynices, goes to fight with the kingdom of Argos...
  • Creon Being A New King
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    Antigone Fatal Flaw And Downfall Essay, Research Antigone Fatal Flaw And Downfall It is clear that Creon's tragic flaw was his pride, arrogance and beliefs of a leader that cause his downfall. His downfall began when he denied the burial of Polyneices and was firm when he condemned Antigone for her objection to his law. Creon represents the laws of the land and the divine ruler of society. He remains loyal in upholding his laws and trying to overpower the laws of the gods, until the end when he ...
  • Creon And Eurydice's Son
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    ANTIGONE InAntione ANTIGONE ANTIGONE In the story of Antigone, two very headstrong people's beliefs are matched up against each other. Creon, the king, made it law that no traitor to the Kingdom shall have a proper burial, instead they will be left laying on the ground to rot and to be eaten by the animals. This was the case of Antigone's brother, Polynices. Antigone's love for her brother was so great that she went against the law, eventhough she knew Creon's punishment for breaking the law was...

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