Comparison Of Creon In Oedipus

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In the novel Oedipus Creon cares for his family more than anything this is shown when travels to Thebes to help not only the people of Thebes but his family get rid of the plague “I sent Menoeceus’ son Creon, Jocasta’s brother, to Apollo, to his pythian temple”(70) creon drops everything and travels to assist them in the problem that has arised some might suggest hat this could have been a test by both Oedipus and the Gods. Creon was never pressured to take action or help the people he could have just sat back and seen Oedipus fall to his death so he could obtain his rightful throne which was appointed to him by Laius, but as one can see he went and found the reason why the plague was put on Thebes proving his care and dedication to his family. …show more content…
Creon shows significant changes from his character in Oedipus compared to Antigone. In Oedipus when Creon is accused of conspiring to steal the throne one can see that creon kindly says to Oedipus that by being his brother-in-law is everything he could want this shows how creon is loyal and knows his identity. It is also shown that creon keeps to himself and what is right when Oedipus threatens to put Creon to death, despite of arguing back he just leaves the place area which shows he does not want to engage in any fights especially with his family members. Lastly, at the end of the text when Oedipus goes mad one can see how Creon is there for him “Son of Menoeceus, since you are all the father left these girls, and we, their parents, both are dead to them- so not allow them to wander like beggars, poor and husbandless”(1503-1506) even thought he was previously being treated so badly he is still willing to help the man who accused him countless of …show more content…
When Creon find that it was Antigone who goes against his words he get furious because he can 't understand why someone would go against his edict he says that she is to be buried alive and that her sister Ismene who had nothing to do with the burying to be put to death also, Creon blames both girls and believes they came up with the plot together therefore should share equal guilt (489). Haemon, Creon 's son rebels and disagrees with his father by saying he has gone against the will of the gods and has come to the wrong judgement this is shown by the quote “I see your acts as mistaken and unjust/there is no reverence in trampling God`s honor/you will not find me yield to a woman”(805-808) by rebelling against his father he gets accused of defending his fiance Antigone and disowning his father this cause Creon to break internally and go mad because his own blood son has gone against what he had said leaving him with nothing. Therefore, it is evident that Creon’s attitude towards his family is different in Oedipus as opposed to

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