Eurydice of Thebes

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    the scale is in gold glitter because it represents Creon’s conscience and the decisions he makes in the play. I drew the scales of justice in order to represent Creon’s position as a leader within the play. Creon carries the responsibility of ruling Thebes justly by creating reasonable laws and making sure that all abide by them. As a leader, it is essential that Creon master the daunting task of balancing law with religion, family, and self. Unfortunately, in Antigone,…

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    Patricide. A disaster destined from the beginning of a lonely abandoned childhood. A couple months ago, the king of Thebes, Oedipus stepped down as leader and raked both his eyes. One may just how exactly did this misfortune unfold? Not long ago, Oedipus arrived to Thebes unknown to anyone, while everyone was under the curse of the Sphinx. He solved the riddle and became king of Thebes. During his reign, as many of you are aware, a plague arose, which gradually destroyed the city. In an attempt…

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    Oedipus: A True Leader

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    Oedipus found out his prophecy to kill his father and runs away only to end up accidently killing his father on his way to Thebes without knowing that is was him. Oedipus gets to Thebes and a sphinx was plaguing the city with riddles that no one could solve, the duty fell upon creon and he solved the riddle and had rid the city of the sphinx. Oedipus had taken the role of king of thebes and ended up marrying the queen…. Which happened to also be his mom. Another problem, he ended up having 4…

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    that came from taking over the throne at Thebes. As a result, it led to both of their self-destructions, as they killed each other in a battle for power. Antigone is too proud to let her brother’s body be eaten and destroyed by the dogs and by the vultures. In a way, one could argue that it was Antigone’s excessive pride that led to her own demise and that if she had just followed Creon’s laws then she wouldn’t have been executed. Creon’s pride for Thebes is what caused Polyneices to be known as…

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    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 the new king of Thebes since both previous rulers, Polynices and Eteocles, were killed in battle. In being so new to the throne, Creon wants everyone to follow the law and under no circumstances break it as he says in Antigone, "am I wrong to protect my own…

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    In “Antigone” Polyneices and Eteocles, two brothers in Thebes' war, both have been killed in battle. Creon, the ruler of Thebes, has stated that Eteocles will be buried and Polyneices left on the battlefield, so animals will destroy the body. Antigone and Ismene are the sisters of the dead brothers and now have to decide what to do. Antigone wants to bury Polyneices’ body, but it goes against Creon's law. Ismene refuses to help Antigone, because fear of death, but Ismene is unable to convince…

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    the entirety of each play’s plot. Oedipus, the king of Thebes, proclaims he will locate and penalize Laius’s (previous king of Thebes) murderer; anyone who withholds information will be subjected to punishment. Creon, successor to the throne of Thebes, issues a decree stating whoever buries Polyneices will be publicly stoned. Creon, king of Corinth, mandates Medea into exile. Revenge provokes the gods to send a plague among the people of Thebes. Haemon (Creon’s son) commits suicide…

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    the play, Antigone by the well-known Greek playwright, Sophocles uses various different methods of helping the reader understand the point of the play or meaning behind the play. Sophocles uses various characters such as Creon, Antigone, Haemon, Eurydice, and the Seer, Tiresias to develop his point. In addition, the plot Sophocles uses also enables the reader to be able to figure out the meaning. However, it also suggests Sophocles’ view on the plot of Antigone. Furthermore, through diction from…

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    pride. The tragic hero must also have a change of heart somewhere in the story; typically, towards the end. In the Greek play, Antigone, Creon is the tragic hero. Creon meets the first requirement of being of high stature; he is the new king of Thebes. Creon also has a tragic flaw which is his stubbornness and pride. Creon's…

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    Loyalty is present in everyone, whether it is in loyalty to their family, friends, religion, job, etc. It serves as a foundation that can define how and why a person acts. In Sophocles’ Antigone, the boundaries of loyalty are tested in every degree—the duty to one’s state versus the duty to family and the Gods. In a patriarchal society dominated by a tyrannical ruler and unjust laws, a young woman decides to pay the ultimate price for what she believes. Antigone buries her brother Polyneices…

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