Power Struggles With The King In Antigone By Sophocles

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Creon and his power struggles with the Crown In Greek mythology, Antigone by Sophocles there were two leading characters Creon and Antigone. Creon was a king of Thebes, he was a tyrant who likes to enforce his laws on people. On the other and Antigone was the daughter and sister of Oedipus. A tragic hero is a character with noble and heroic qualities, who obligates an action and make a mistake which him/her downfall or destruction. In Antigone Creon demonstrated as a tragic hero in this play, he believes that he can’t ever be wrong. His stubbornness and hubris makes him failing at the end of the play. At first Sophocles explains that Creon has been just a leader, who manage laws and punishments very well. But he fails because of he didn’t …show more content…
He believes he didn’t do anything wrong with Antigone by giving her sentence to death, when she denied her crime. He even said “Whatever you will say, you can’t change my will”. He believes that he is better than another god. This shows that he has too much pride of his self. On the other hand, prophet explaining and warning him, that you doing wrong and you can make your mistake correct. “O my son, these are no trifles! Think: all men make mistakes, but a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong, and repairs the evil. The only crime is pride. Give in to the dead man, then: do not fight with a corpse––What glory is it to kill a man who is dead? Think, I beg you: It is for your own good that I speak as I do. You should be able to yield for your own good” (para.). In Tiresias answer, he replied “if the great eagles of God himself. Should carry him stinking bit by bit to heaven, I would not yield. I am not afraid of pollution: No man can defile the gods” (para.). This shows that Creon thinks he is right, and don’t scare of …show more content…
He take himself as god and he believe no one destroy him. His pride and hubris make his downfall. He and his army drowned in Red Sea when Moses and his followers passed the river splits, and it make a way to go between the river. Because of Moses Stick and when Pharaoh and his army follow them, the river get combine again and they all died including Pharaoh. “Pharaoh and his host had perished in the Red Sea. But we do find in his reign the conditions which we should have expected under such circumstances, viz., a brief, prosperous reign, then a sudden collapse; the king dead” (para. 1 by Alfred Edersheim’s Bible History, Vol 2). However, In Judaism they demonstrate about Pharaoh as well, in Exodus: 6 about how Pharaoh thinks that he is a god and he will rule over everyone. “Pharaoh had no reason to grant Moses’ request. He had seen no evidence of a living God among the Israelites. They were religious, but powerless. They believed in the Living God, but lived in slavery” (para. 2 by Rodney W.

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