Eurydice of Thebes

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    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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    Conflict in “Antigone” One of the conflicts in Sophocles’ play “Antigone,” is between Creon and himself. The conflict Creon is having is whether the people of Thebes follow him in fear, and the responses they would have if Creon let Antigone free. He fears about his image in front of the state. The conflict begins when Creon ordered a decree stating that Polyneices was not to be buried. He believes he needs to appear fearful in front of the people, or they won’t follow him. He states,…

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    Sophocles, in his book “Antigone”, identities Creon as the tragic hero that falls due to his hubris: being prideful, stubborn, and arrogant. A tragic hero is one who is in or born into a high rank and later loses respect, power, or honor because of a tragic flaw that the hero had. Creon inherited the throne after fate took the lives of Polynices and Eteocles, Creon later makes a law that forbids anyone from buring the traitor Eteocles because he had killed his own people. He later sees himself…

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    Creon. A cloud containing a lightning bolt is presented at the top of the poster. It is meant to represent the anger the gods have towards Thebes and Creon. The lightning bolt is striking the king’s crown to represent Creon’s rule failing under the resentment of Zeus. There are three cracks in his crown to epitomize the deaths of Antigone, Haemon, and Eurydice. They are connected to indicate that the death of Antigone caused a chain reaction of suicide. At the bottom of the poster, there is…

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    Theme Of Creon In Antigone

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    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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    enhanced his pride. Now he is a man with the most power in Thebes but is too blinded by it to see that his pride to see that it is hurting everyone around him. All of this is brought round circle when everyone Creon loves and cares about dies. It is representative of the theme of Antigone, power, in the way that Creon made a life-changing decision out of pride enhanced by power. This power allowed him to be blind to the townspeople, of Thebes, and even to his own son. In the end, Creon is an…

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    by freeing Antigonê. Unfortunately, when he gets to the stone, he finds her dead (she has hanged herself), along with his last son, Haimon, to whom Antigonê was promised. Eurydicê, Creon 's wife, kills herself while pronouncing her sons ' name, Haimon and Megareus; Megareus, her oldest son, has sacrificed himself to save Thebes from its ennemies who attacked it. Desperate, Creon asks his servants to lead him away when he finds out about his wife 's…

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    joint world cause cannot be implemented within Antigone. Creon is a dynamic tyrant with a tragic heart for the stereotypical inconsistencies of power. He relies on the respect that humanity has provided for those who have set precedence for him. If Thebes were placed into a real-world view, Creon’s followers would be sheep: ironic sheep, but sheep. In the course of the world, Creon is reflective of so many arrogant and jealous leaders such as Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini and so…

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    characters as Antigone who deviates from the role and personality of ancient Greek women. In the tragedy Antigone, Polynices is left unburied and Antigone his sister believes he must be buried because it is the will of the gods. Creon, the king of Thebes, orders that no one will bury the body, but Antigone defies him. Antigone herself is the catalyst for the action and events in the tragedy. She represents a woman who deviates…

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    fulfill his commitment as king proves to be his downfall. In the play, themes that parallel the issues in today’s society are gender equality and civil disobedience. At the beginning of the play, tension is already running high between the King of Thebes, Creon, and his niece, Antigone. This…

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