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    Creon was settled in a difficult situation. He turned out to be the King of Thebes after King Louis and Oedipus had died. By taking all the power of the empire Creon acted as not the real person he really was. The pressure given to Creon for such position took him to have a radical change in his mind. Creon did not have the ability to not lose control of his own person. The influence of pride and wisdom provoke Creon to act incorrectly. Incorrect actions lead Creon to meet tragedies. Creon thinking that his actions would not create negatives outcomes that will affect him. Creon not only had the responsibility to act as a king making judgements errors, but after all he created his own destruction. The judgements errors that Creon made during his period of time as a king provoked Creon’s wife and son death. Creon fall from…

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    Greek Federalism Analysis

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    with new political organization after the end of the Peloponnesian War, a type of federalism emerged that united groups of Greek settlements in several geographic areas including Messenia, Boeotia, and Thessaly. These federations, along with the remaining independent poleis and the rest of Greece, soon encountered a new issue resulting from the rise of Philip of Macedon to the north. While federalism was certainly a civilizational advancement for the Greeks, its existence, regardless of how far…

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    Oedipus Tragic Hero Essay

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    The tragic flaw that seems to plague Oedipus was hubris and anger that causes him to make horrific errors in judgment. This excessive anger can be seen as it led to irrational behavior in him unknowingly killing his birth father, King Laïos, at the crossroads on the way to Thebes, marking this event a critical link that leads to Oedipus' downfall. As said in the article, “Philosophic Meaning in Oedipus Rex,” “The flaw of Oedipus is that his ability to think is impeded by a certain rashness,…

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    Creon the King of Thebes The play Antigone takes place around 441 BC. The setting of the play Antigone is in ancient Greece. In ancient Greece the king is the most powerful person. There are nine characters in the play Antigone. The characters names from weakest to most powerful are Eurydice, haimon, A Messenger, A Sentry, Teiresias, Ismene, Antigone, The Chorus, and Creon. Creon is the king of the Thebes. That means that he is the most powerful person in the play Antigone. In the play…

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    Cynicism Introduction: Who are the Cynics? The word “cynic” derives from Ancient Greek meaning “dog-like” or “dog”. The philosophy group of Cynics’ beliefs and actions resembles what a dog would think or do, because they live an indifferent way of life. Another way to put this is that the cynics sustained their human behaviour by the motivation entirely of self-interest. An example would be Diogenes of Sinope, who was a dominant figure of the story of Cynicism as there are many stories about his…

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    Curse Of Oedipus

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    curse has fallen upon the city of Thebes, King Oedipus sends Creon, his brother-in-law to seek advice from the god Apollo. Creon returns with the news that the curse can only be lifted if the murderer of former king Laius is identified and either banished or killed. Without much thought, Oedipus makes it his responsibility to discover who committed the murder many years ago and banish them from Thebes forever. It is then suggested to Oedipus that he must speak with the blind prophet Teiresias…

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    These words were spoken by Kreon in Sophocles’ play, Oedipus the King. The recipient of these words was none other than Oedipus himself, the king of Thebes and Kreon’s brother-in-law. At this point in the plot, Kreon had just returned from the Oracle of Delphi, where he sought answers concerning Apollo’s plague, which was destroying Thebes. For the plague to end, Apollo orders the city to be cleansed. This requires either the exile or execution of the murderer of Laios, Thebes’ former king.…

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    Summary Of Socrates Phaedo

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    Phaedo describes the moments before Socrates’ death to Echecrates; telling him about Socrates’ thoughts on the immortality of the personal soul. Phaedo ends by Socrates drinking poison and saying his final words to his dear friend Crito. Socrates teaches much about the nature of the personal soul, virtue, learning, and knowledge, however the Phaedo suggests these doctrines are intending to not be Socrates’ legacy. These suggestions are Socrates’ words to Cebes, his advice to his friends, and his…

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    Fate And Fate In Oedipus

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    Of all actions of man that can be attributed to pre-written fate, going against fate itself is not one- rejecting one’s fate is the choice of man and leads to punishment by the gods. II. Antigone, unlike Oedipus, respects the authority of fate and does not try to change the fact that she will be punished for burying Polyneices; although she meets her demise as punishment for her insubordination, she does not add to her punishment with her own actions since she did not struggle against her…

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    Gender Bias in Antigone In Sophocles ' Antigone, gender biases are quite prevalently used to portray the inequality between men and women in a misogynistic society. Sophocles used the major conflict between Kreon and Antigone to demonstrate this ideology. Kreon, who was Antigone’s uncle and the ruler of Thebes, would not listen to her reasoning simply because she was a woman. To this effect, the community viewed Antigone as a rebellious, headstrong woman for the same reasons. However if she…

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