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  • Two Characters Creon And Oedipus Share
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    Creon and Oedipus What leads a great man to his downfall The answer is pride, or hubris. Pride crushes leaders, destroys cities, demolishes states, and annihilates countries. In the plays ANTIGONE and OEDIPUS THE KING, the same flaw crumbles the two leaders. The two kings of Thebes, Creon and Oedipus, come to their demise because of the same tragic flaw they share, pride. The two characters Creon and Oedipus share many similarities, such as their tragic flaw and their downfall due to their pride...
  • Creon's Authoritarian 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...
  • Wilkins 5 King Oedipus
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    SEAN WILKINS John Janzen Humanities December 2, 2000 According to the ancient Greeks and Aristotle the hero is a person who possesses superior qualities of mind and body, and who proves his superiority by doing great deeds of valor, strength, or intellect. In Sophocles' Oedipus Rex the main character Oedipus possesses these characteristics of a true hero, which in turn lead to his self-destruction. In the beginning of the play Oedipus's great intellect is made known by the chorus who see him as ...
  • Creon And Oedipus Compare Contrast
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    Amy Guy English 2nd Hr. November 22, 1999 Compare / contrast Oedipus and Creon as Leaders In the plays Oedipus of Rex and Antigone by Sophocles, Oedipus and Creon exert similar characteristics as leaders that ultimately result in their characterization as tragic heroes. Their overbearing determination, relentless pride, uncontrollable fate, and enormous grievances all portray the inevitable outcome. Sophocles writes that the characters in the plays are chasten not because of something they had d...
  • Oedipus's Accusation
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    Dramatic Irony in Oedipus Rex In Oedipus Rex, by Sophocles, there are several instances of dramatic irony. Not only does this irony give the plot a rounder shape, but it helps the audience understand, or follow along, the plot better. Dramatic irony is sometimes used to intensify a scene or act. By doing this, the plot of the story, or play, is made more interesting. One example is Oedipus taunting Teiresias for his blindness, both physical and stellar. He says, "You sightless, witless, senseles...
  • Oedipus Parents
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    King Oedipus Excessive Pride Theban play of Oedipus the King talks about one of the Greek tragedies like the Odyssey. Oedipus is the tragic hero of this story that cursed till death to suffer greatly with the knowledge that he married his mother, and killed his father. He ranks himself as a god like being, when he said "children", addressing the people of Thebes means that he thinks he is above the people in some way. Every Tragic hero has a flaw, Oedipus' tragic flaw is his excessive pride. Oed...
  • Thebes To Oedipus
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    Oedipus, the ruler of Thebes, approaches a group of unhappy citizens, represented by a priest, and asks them what is wrong. They answer that the city is dying and that they are sick and poor. Oedipus sympathizes and tells them that, as their ruler, he is also troubled by the sickness of the city, and has already taken steps to see that something be done about it. The first step he has taken was to send Creon to Apollo's shrine to see what the god recommends they do. As Creon appears, he tells th...
  • Oedipus's Blind Motivation
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    The intention (motivation) of Oedipus in Oedipus Rex Oedipus Rex, also known as Oedipus the King, is one of the most ironic plays ever written. Sophocles, the author, is a famous philosopher of the ancient times. The Play is about Oedipus, the king of Thebes, who unwittingly killed his father and married his mother. An oracle warned Laius, the king of Thebes prior to Oedipus, that his son would slay him. Accordingly, when his wife, Jocasta, bore a son, he exposed the baby on Mt. Cithaeron, first...
  • True Parents Of Oedipus Laius And Jocasta
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    The play begins with a request to Oedipus by the townspeople to rid Thebes of the plague, since he had so heroically solved the riddle of the Sphinx in the past. He sends Creon, his brother-in-law and uncle, to the oracles at Delphi. Creon returns with the cause for the plague; the murderer of the former King Laius was never punished for his crime. So Oedipus pledges himself to seek the killer and punish him as the gods wish. Oedipus summons the people of Thebes and demands that the killer, or w...
  • Point Oedipus And Creon
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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...
  • Creon And Oedipus
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    Oedipus Versus Creon At first glance, Oedipus and Creon are two very different people. But as time progresses their personalities and even their fates grow more and more similar. In Sophocles's play "Oedipus the King", Oedipus and Creon are two completely opposite people. Oedipus is brash and thoughtless, whilst Creon is wise and prudent. In "Oedipus the King", Oedipus effectively portrays the idea of the classic "flawed hero". He becomes arrogant and brash. He accuses Creon and Tiresias of trea...
  • Creon Oedipus
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    Teriesias. He is figure in greek mythology. He has been a woman and a man, and zeus struck him blind. Zeus gave him the gift of prophecy. He is known to posses god-given insight. He is the only one in the play who is not afraid of Oedipis. Tere isas finds the gift of prophecy more of a burden then a benefit. Teriesias accusations (in the science between king and prophet) lead him on the course that will end with the stunning revelations at the end of the play. Jocasta She is the queen of Thebes,...
  • Oedipus And Creon
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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 Thebe...
  • Oedipus's Short Temper
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    Advanced English 10 3rd hour September 28, 1997 Oedipus's Inextinguishable Flaws Flaws plague every man and woman on this planet. Flaws are what we have in common with each other, and all characteristics that make us human. Sophocles's Oedipus, shows that sometimes the combination of certain flaws and other human characteristics can have a tragic outcome. The caring King Oedipus was paranoid and short tempered, and these characteristics brought him to his downfall. From the beginning of the stor...
  • Tiresias Surrenders To Oedipus's Tubbornness
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    According to Aristotle's Poetics, a tragic hero can be hindered by hamartia which leads to his downfall. In Oedipus the King, a tragic play written by Sophocles shows King Oedipus as having many flaws that fall under the umbrella of hamartia including: stubbornness, madnness, and pride that soon lead to his utimate demise. Oedipus brandishes an attitude of stubbornness throughout the play. Oedipus's tubbornness is revealed early in the play when Tiresias, a prophet of Apollo, advises Oedipus to ...
  • Creon And Oedipus
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    Oedipus the King Sophocles (c. 427 B.C.) Summary The play opens in front of the palace of Oedipus at Thebes. Oedipus asks a priest and his supplicants what they are wanting. The priest thanks him for saving them from the Sphinx, but tells him that the city needs saving again from a plague that has descended. Oedipus admits this and says that he has sent a messenger to Apollo's shrine to find out what he must do to save the city. The messenger arrives just then. The messenger says that Apollo tol...
  • Oedipus Beckons Creon
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    Setting: Before the palace of Oedipus, the most grand building in the center of town. All white with 4 marble columns, large steps lean down from the palace to the main road. Two large main doors lead into the palace. A large oak altar of masterful craftsmanship completes the ominous outside of the building. The main road leading directly away from the palace into town, have less impressive shops and homes on either side. About 100 citizens wait in the front of the palace on the road. A priest w...
  • Creon's Oedipus
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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...
  • Oedipus The King By Sophocles
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    The protagonist, in a tragedy, according to Aristotle must have a human flaw in order to bring about hamartia and a full catharsis of emotion. In "Oedipus the king", by Sophocles, Oedipus' flaw is that he is a character who becomes angered easily. He first becomes impatient and hot headed with the blind prophet, Tiresias, and accuses him of not telling the truth. Next he believes that his brother in law, Creon, has plotted with Tiresias, in order to accuse Oedipus for the murder of King Laius. I...
  • Creon's Respect For Divinity And Prophecy
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    Antigone Sophocles' trilogy of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone is a powerful, tragic tale that examines the nature of human guilt, fate and punishment. Creon, Oedipus' uncle and brother-in-law, is the story's most dynamic character. His character experiences a drastic metamorphosis through the span of the three dramas. Creon's vision of a monarch's proper role, his concept of and respect for justice, as well as his respect for the design evolve considerably by the trilogy's tr...

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