Oedipus Creon Character Analysis

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The Honorable Man “Friendship is the hardest thing in the world to explain. It’s not something you learn in school, but if you haven’t learned the meaning of friendship, you really haven’t learned anything” (Twisted System.com). Muhammad Ali said that people can become friends overnight because friendships are not based off sex, race, or religion. Friendships are made due to the bond one another has towards each other. All friendships have problems. If one cannot work it out with his or her best friend, then that means they were not friends in the first place. Creon shows these characteristics in the play from being loyal, wise, and honest. Being loyal in a friendship is the most appreciated thing one can ask from him or her. Creon shows his loyalness when he tells a servant of Oedipus, “Be quick and take him in it is most decent that only kin should see and hear the troubles of kin,” meaning Oedipus wants to show the world what he has done to his face because he is the one who murdered king Laius (1607-1609). Creon is the most loyal person in this story to one because he remains Oedipus’ friend through all the threats and after the truth is revealed. Creon obeys Oedipus’ wishes when he asks Creon to take him away from Thebes, so he could live alone in darkness. Loyalness is what everyone seeks in …show more content…
The way Creon shows one he is wise is by his thinking perspective. Creon expresses how much wisdom he has when saying, “If you think obstinacy without wisdom a valuable possession, you are wrong,” meaning Oedipus is ignoring the facts that Creon is on his side and not against him. Creon also shows more wisdom when he says, “Be sure I would have done this had not I wished first of all to learn from the God the course of action I should follow,” meaning Creon does not listen to the Gods prophecies to take action. Creon was Oedipus right hand man, so Oedipus obviously trusted Creon with his

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