Antigone Creon Analysis

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In the play Antigone by Sophocles the protagonist, Creon, discovers that Antigone is going against his word and attempts to follow the Laws of the Gods. Told in third person point-of-view, the author supports his theme by describing the setting of a strict ruling city, establishing the central conflict of Antigone disobeying the Laws of Man. This affects the work as a whole because the author’s purpose is to portray Creon as a tragic hero in order to advise the audience the transformation Creon showed throughout the play. The author creates a mood of distress throughout the story for an audience of all ages. The author’s treatment of Creon’s laws and actions relates to the overall meaning of the play showing that Creon is the tragic hero of the play. Continuously in Antigone, the characters display the status of Creon. Because he is the king of Thebes, everyone must follow Creon’s rules a all times and, “anyone who acts against [his] order[s]/ will be stoned to death before the city,” (Sophocles Prologue. 41-43). Sophocles portrays Creon’s noble stature by explaining the punishment of anyone who disobeys his rule. Creon has the power to control …show more content…
He finally sheds his pride towards the end of the play as he tells his son, “you died so young-/ not your own foolishness but mine,” (Exodus 1411-1412). Creon proves to the audience he is the foolish one for arguing with his son and not opening up to new ideas. Creon finally admits that it is his fault, that it was his tragic flaw that caused all the problems, although timing was overdue once he finally confesses, “ the guilt for all of this is mine-/ it can never be removed from me or passed/ to any other mortal man,” (Exodus 1464-1466). Creon eventually learns to listen to others and not only think of himself. With all the events that has occurred, Creon was ultimately aware of his cruel acts, even when it was too

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