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    Creon In Antigone

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    difficult job to decide whether or not to side with his people on some matters or to side with himself. Contrary to what people might think being in power isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. In every possible scenario some citizen is furious with the leader, or some even unintentionally hurt, and that leads to passionate and desperate actions all in the name of justice. In “Antigone” by Sophocles the vile character Creon proves that his actions towards his family and advisors, affects the entirety of the play’s outcome because his stubbornness of his own views and refusal to listen to others makes him a strong-willed man, that has the potential to be a great leader of Thebes,thus…

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    Creon Sacrifice

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    gravitate around Creon? What is it that attracts so much death to the life of Creon? In the play Antigone Sophocles presents Creon as a stubborn, overruling, power craving man. Creon is the King of Thebes, and is presented as the Tragic Hero. Although he may be the Tragic Hero, he can also be considered the antagonist. By the end of the play, almost all of Creon’s family dies and not just by coincidence. People close to Creon tend to meet their demise because of his stubbornness and desire for…

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    Characteristics Of Creon

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    killed my son and my wife, I look for comfort, my comfort lies here dead whatever my hands touch has come to nothing (pg.789). Creon is a Tragic Hero for many reasons and you will soon figure them out. Creon made many different mistakes during Antigone and there are 3 different characteristics that Creon had done during Antigone. Creon was born into nobility, he was responsible for his own fate, then he realize that he made an irreversible mistake. I found that Creon made many different mistakes…

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    Creon: The Tragic Hero

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    Creon: The Tragic Hero Over time we as humans have categorized heroes as courageous, selfless, and dedicated. However, a tragic hero is defined by different qualities. Aristotle defines a tragic hero as, “a literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction” (Tragic Hero as Defined By Aristotle). In Sophocles play, Antigone, Creon makes a judgment error, that leads to a punishment worse than he deserved. When considering Aristotle’s definition of a…

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    Creon is Not Enough to Stand in My Way “It was not God’s proclamation. That final Justice That rules the world below makes no such laws.”(Sophocles.I.357-358). Prior to Antigone by Sophocles, two brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, who were both previous rulers of Thebes. Polyneices wanted power but Eteocles would not let him reign as ruler, so Polyneices went to an outside city and took the city’s army and attacked Thebes. These two brothers had met on the battlefield and killed each other…

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    today still agonize over what is truly right and wrong. Should one follow their heart or the law? - is the question. Creon of Sophocles Antigone is a prime example of one who struggles with this choice. Creon is a dynamic character, he quickly changes from the stereotypical harsh ruler to feeling more compassion toward Antigone. Creon denies Antigone a burial for her brother, Polynices, he considers him a traitor. Antigone argues that "[he] was not a slave who died but [my] brother." Creon is…

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    Haemon And Creon Analysis

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    Haemon comes in and tells his father he will accept his ruling, due to the long authority Creon has over him. Haemon refers to him as his "good advisor" and will follow any path Creon sees best for him. This pleases Creon because as he sees it, his "word is law in all things." He goes on ranting on the importance of a good son and advises him to forget Antigone. Creon tells Haemon she has gone against his rules and he does not want his people to see him break his word. Despite their kinship he,…

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    Role Of Creon In Antigone

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    Greek tragedy. King Creon of Thebes dictated over his people, controlling what they did, what they could think about, what they could pray about. Creon is the tragic hero of the play Antigone, showing that having the audience affected by fear, he is endowed with a his own flaw of ignorant pride, and he is responsible for his own fate. As the tragic hero of the play Antigone, Creon shows he isn 't fit to rule, he is extremely stubborn and has only one mindset that he alone is almighty Creon…

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    Maybe, maybe not … Creon and Oedipus are similar with their short temper, but different in how their stories plays out and their choices. They are similar by them both having a temper when not hearing what they want to hear. For instance, when Oedipus was trying figure out who killed Laius, Oedipus said to Tiresias, “What a wicked old man you are” (Sophocles 18). Oedipus lost it on Teiresias because Teiresias was giving Oedipus indirect answers not saying what Oedipus wanted to hear. Much like…

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    Creon: A Tragic Hero

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    “Well, in this case if she gets her way and goes unpunished, then she’s the man here, not me.” (lines 548-550) Antigone makes Creon feel weak and uncomfortable. Her actions and words makes him feel less of a man. If she win over the law it shall make it look like the city of Thebes is being ruled by a woman. Antigone and Creon contrast to the point of them having conflicting motivations. These conflict motivations cause the characteristics of anger, pride, and intimidation to be highlighted…

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