Analysis Of Sophocles ' Antigone By Sophocles Essay

1004 Words May 3rd, 2016 5 Pages
There’s always that one kid in class who seem to know almost every answer to all questions given. You may even know this kid as the teacher 's pet. This student will act like they know everything and look down on everyone as if they’re little children learning their lefts and rights. This person can be connected to Creon, except instead of being a student he is a king and does have the higher authority over everybody. The play Antigone by Sophocles is about how Antigone and Ismene come to help their brothers in war, only to find out that two of their brothers are dead, one of them being banned from a proper burial by Creon, Antigone’s Uncle, who inherited the throne after their deaths. Antigone, of course, is furious and gives polyneices the burial he deserves and gets caught in the action. Ismene had never been a part of it, believing that the king’s laws overrule the laws of the gods. Creon has let himself be consumed by all the power that he is given as king and decides that everything should always go his way, connecting with many themes throughout the play such as power, rules and order, and determination. Creon has let himself be consumed by all the power that he is given as king and decides that everything should always go his way, connecting with many themes throughout the play such as power, rules and order, and determination. To start off with: Creon’s tragic flaw, hubris, motivated his downfall. His pride is too consumable, keeping him from being able to…

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