Eurydice of Thebes

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  • Antigone: Creon A Tragic Hero

    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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  • Theme Of Fate In Antigone

    it is seen that there is no way out of escaping fate. The theme that is in Antigone goes true with every character eventually having to accept their fate and allow for whatever needed to be accomplished, do so. These characters such as Antigone, Eurydice, and Creon, all accept their fate and go on with it. Fate, being inevitable, caused many deaths; however allowed for Creon to realize that he was going down the wrong path with his decisions. This shows that even though ill fate or any other is…

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  • Loyalty In Sophocles Antigone

    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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  • The Importance Of Hubris In Antigone

    The meeting clearly shows Creon’s dismissive attitude towards the citizens. The lines “And is Thebes about to tell me how to rule” and “The city is the king’s- that’s the law!” show what he truly cares about (383). The only thing on his mind is the power of the throne and not the city that it rules. Tiresias is the next to confront Creon on his edict. The prophet informs him that a plague has swept Thebes and the gods are ignoring the people and unwilling to…

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  • Who Is Creon Tragic Hero

    “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.” Creon makes a grave mistake when he chooses his pride over the ones he cares about. As Creon rules over Thebes his judgment is clouded over by his own stubborn pride and shuts out anyone that gets in his way. P1 Creon was born into nobility so he was next in line to be king when Eteocles and Polyneices were killed. Since Creon has noble blood in him he has every…

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  • Who Is The Tragic Hero In Sophocles Antigone?

    Antigone, or support his father’s decision in condemning Antigone. At the end, Haimon does what seems to be correct for him and decides to stand in favor of Antigone no matter what. When Haimon finds out about Antigone’s death, he kills himself. Eurydice, Haimon’s mother and Creon’s wife, . also kills herself when she finds out about the death of her own son. “I have killed my son and my wife…” (Page: 85, 145) This demonstrates how Creon accepts his guilt and realizes what he has done wrong.…

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  • Character Analysis Of The Tragic Hero In Sophocles Antigone

    Action, drama, regret and sympathy demonstrate a tragedy. A Greek play written by Sophocles and created in 441 B.C.E. called Antigone portrays a tragedy. In the play Antigone, a character portrays the characteristics of a tragic hero. A tragic hero characterizes a literary character who makes a judgement error that inevitably leads to his or her own destruction. In order for a character to be a tragic hero he or she has to have a flaw or error, nobility, excessive pride, suffers more than…

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  • The Consequences Of Creons In Sophocles Antigone

    In the Greek Tragedy, Antigone, Sophocles demonstrates the consequences of hubris with Creon, the Theban king, as he suffers by losing everyone close to him. Creon is a man who has just become the king of Thebes and has a flaw of having too much pride. He can’t control the power of being over other people and he just lets the power go to his head. In getting his new power, Creon institutes a law that states that only Eteocles will be buried with full honor and Polyneices “must be left unburied”…

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  • Antigone By Creon Character Analysis

    established law and authority. Sophocles tells of the struggles of Antigone with the King of Thebes, Creon. Creon places a law that goes against the divine law of the gods, and Antigone obeys the divine law instead of listening to Creon and suffers unfair consequences because of his hubris. Creon’s arrogance causes most of his family’s deaths because they all feel betrayed. All of this makes the people of Thebes lose their trust in their leader, as the royal family falls apart. Creon’s hubris,…

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  • Theme Of Creon In Antigone

    the beginning of the conversation, they talk about Antigone and Creon refuses to remove the punishment for anyone who buries Polyneices. In another part of the conversation, it is made clear that Creon believes that as king he is above the people of Thebes. Finally, near…

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