Similarities And Differences Between Antigone And Oedipus
If Creon had not gone against Gods’ law and made his own wishes more important, he would not have suffered as he did. By stopping Polynices burial he brought upon his own terrible punishment. It is by learning from his mistakes that Creon learns to be wiser, to realise that he could not simply demand that his orders be carried out and not care about anything else. It is by losing both his wife and son, and, eventually, the respect of many citizens of Thebes that Creon grows as a person.
The Chorus is very effective throughout Antigone, as it talks of love, death, and other unstoppable forces that man attempts to defeat, and it explains to the audience how futile it is to battle against the problems we face in life. Both Antigone and Oedipus The King are dramatic and, of course, tragic plays, but it is The Chorus that maintains the theme throughout both that there must be a public vindication of the gods power and authority, and that is what ultimately takes