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    Creon As A Tragic Hero

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    judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction.” In the Greek tragedy, Antigone, written by Sophocles, all the makings of a tragic hero point to the character, King Creon. Creon took the throne of Thebes after Oedipus’ two sons killed each other over who would rule Thebes after the passing of Oedipus. When the play first introduces Creon, he is but a simple leader who orders for the burial of Eteocles, but leaves Polynices body out in the open. As the play furthers, Creon’s…

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    B.C. This play was the breakthrough for Sophocles during this influence in the Greek culture. Antigone can be described to be a play about the loyalty towards family and the political agenda. The play is about the death of Oedipus who the King of Thebes had two sons and two daughter. Oedipus’ sons Eteocles and Polynices agreed that one their father had died they would take the throne to one year to the next. (CITE). However, Eteocles refused to pass the throne to his brother Polynices. As the…

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    great writers of tragedies in ancient Greece. Antigone is one of Sophocles’ Theban plays. Theban Plays consist of three plays which are Oedipus the king, Oedipus at Colonus and Antigone (Russello). These three plays represent the history and faith of Thebes during king Oedipus’ and king Creon’s Kingdom. The play starts with Antigone talking to her sister, Ismene to help her bury one of their brothers, Polynices. Burying Polynices was forbidden law with the death penalty and it was made by…

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    Sophocles, Antigone disobeys Creon’s law in an attempt to bury her brother, Polyneices, which is forbidden. Due to their different values and social attitudes, many characters, including Antigone, Haimon, Ismene, and Eurydice end up dead, leaving Creon as the miserable ruler of Thebes. These differences in values can be described by moral development, which can be categorized into the different stages of Lawrence Kohlberg’s Theory of Moral Development and Carol Gilligan’s Ethics of Care Theory.…

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    Creon Tragic Flaw Analysis

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    has acted wrongly in convicting Antigone for the crime she committed. In learning that Creon’s tragic flaw generates from fear, one begins to reconsider previous dislike for him. The final scene of the drama leaves Creon with no family—his wife Eurydice has killed herself and so has his son, Haemon. Creon shows humbleness in the tragedy of losing his family because he recognizes that his continuous belief in his own self-importance has ended unhappily for him. In addition, the end of the…

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    does not obtain the understanding needed to question the glory of God. Unlike God, King Creon was arrogant in his own knowledge. He believed that he knew what was right for the people of Thebes, and the only way to control them to follow his laws is to instill fear in them. “And I will make my word good in Thebes by killing her. Who cares if she sings ‘Zeus!’ and calls him her protector? I must keep my kin in line. Otherwise, folks outside the family will run wild. The public knows that a man is…

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    story. This is the same with Antigone. The more the reader understands and morally or spiritually connects to the main character and their individual morals, the more they can decide which side they wish to take. This is the dilemma the people of Thebes must face. Some believe that Antigone is correct in burying her brother’s body. Others fear the wrath of the king and respect his power. Although the ancient Greeks were heavy believers in glory and the repercussions of their actions, they still…

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    of her family members have recently perished. The deaths include Oedipus (Antigone’s father and former king of Thebes), Iocaste (Antigone’s mother), and Polyneices and Eteocles (Antigone’s brothers). Her family members that still remain include her Uncle Creon, her Aunt Eurydice, and her cousin Haimon whom is also her betrothed. She is of Greek ethnicity and presides in the city of Thebes, where is she is a princess in the royal family. She is very head strong, and very set in her ways of…

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    way, Antigone is the protagonist of this tale, and she’s the only one with enough nerve to counter the naysayers, and because of this, she will not only be remembered, but also inspire others. The choices that Antigone will make also affect all of Thebes. It’s like chemistry, and Antigone is the catalyst, the one who starts the reaction. It begins when Antigone has the simple wish to bury her brother Polynices properly. She casts dust on the body while the guards are asleep, thus causing the…

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    what makes a successful country. However, strength can be both a blessing and a curse. In the wrong hands, power has the potential to destroy a nation- to cause chaos instead of hold order. In Sophocles’ Antigone, this is the case. Creon, king of Thebes, believes that the king’s word is ultimate law, and that it must be carried out regardless of the consequences. Antigone, however, is more intelligent in her thinking that sometimes, a ruler’s law is not a rational one, and that there are times…

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