In the play Antigone the reader's lower the tragic hero down to antigone and creon. This essay will explain who it is and why. This play was written by Sophocles in the 5th century B.C. as part of the dionysus tribute ceremony. It was the third part of the oedipus cycle trilogy. My claim is that creon is the tragic hero.
In Sophocles’ play Antigone, Creon was engaged in a conflict with Oedipus’ daughter Antigone. Creon and Antigone did not see eye-to-eye the entire play due to extreme differences. Creon and Antigone had many similarities despite their enormous discrepancies. Having as many differences as they did, it made them uniquely similar in numerous ways. The similarities that Antigone and Creon shared were independence, loyalty toward their views, cruelty and arrogance (“The Similarities”). The connection shared by Antigone and Creon showed that as hard as Sophocles tried to make them diverse, he made them unintentionally equivalent at the same time.
In the Greek play Antigone writer Sophocles illustrates the clash between the story’s main character Antigone and her powerful uncle, Creon. King Creon of Thebes is an ignorant and oppressive ruler. In the text, there is a prevailing theme of rules and order in which Antigone’s standards of divine justice conflict with Creon’s will as the king. Antigone was not wrong in disobeying Creon, because he was evil and tyrannical. The authors of “Antigone: Kinship, Justice, and the Polis,” and “Assumptions and the Creation of Meaning: Reading Sophocles’ Antigone.” agree with the notion that Antigone performs the role of woman and warrior at once. She does not only what a kinswoman would, but also what a warrior would do.
The character Creon in “Oedipus the King” and in “Antigone” is quite present in both plays. He is a vital character. In “Oedipus the King”, Creon was sent to the Oracle of Delphi to find out how the city could be saved from the plague. He was later accused of being against Oedipus when Creon brought the news that he was the killer of King Laius, Oedipus must die to end the plague. After all the truth was released, Creon tries to convince Oedipus to be buried in Thebes when he was dying, because a prophecy once said that the land would be blessed wherever Oedipus eternally rests. In “Antigone”, Creon is the new king of Thebes. One of Antigone’s brothers were fighting for the country and one was fighting against it. Creon’s edict was that Eteocles, the brother fighting for the country, would have a traditional burial and will be honoured. On the other hand, Creon forbids that Polyneices has a burial. He wants his body to rot because he was fighting against the country. He proclaims that anyone who buries him will be sentenced to death. By the time Creon reconsiders and realizes how stubborn he was acting, it is too late and he is cursed with death upon his family.
I'm doing this essay on the story antigone by sophocles. Antigones' brother polyneices rebels against creon and the city of thebes while her other brother etheocles is a leader in the thebian army. the two brothers battle and kill each other. creon decrees that if anyone buries polyneices they will be killed. creon only buries ethiocles because he is a respected leader in then thebian army but he leaves polyneices body laying on the ground to be eaten by wild animals. antigone gives polyneices a full funeral ceremony and buries him but she gets caught by a guard. antigone is then brought before creon and interogated. he decides to go ahead and kill her, but antigone is creons' son haemon's bride to be. after he has antigone killed his son tries
Most people would say they would do anything for their family, even if it means going against the law. Antigone, revolved around the question which is more important, family or authority. Sophocles, the writer, made it clear that family was more important than authority. Sophocles used the relationship of Antigone and Ismene and Creon and his son Haimon to show the importance of family.
Lives are impacted by every decision, big and small. A single choice could drastically change a person’s fate for better or for worse. In the greek tragedy Antigone, Creon, the ruler of Thebes, made a decision that ultimately impacted not only his own, but others, lives. Creon concluded the best thing for Thebes was to deny the burial of a traitor, however, Creon’s lack of judgement and stubbornness caused his downfall.
The qualifications of a tragic hero vary between Aristotle and Shakespeare. Aristotle thinks of a tragic hero as someone who is a noble character by choice and makes his/her own destiny, while Shakespeare sees a tragic hero as someone who is born of nobility and born to be important. Although both tragic hero's end in a tragic death that effects many people, not all tragic hero's fit perfectly into both categories. In Sophocles’ Antigone, Creon is considered a tragic hero. Creon follows Aristotle's definition of a tragic hero by being a noble character by choice, having important potential, and falls due to "miscalculations" with circumstances that are beyond control.
From the drama play ‘Antigone’ the Guard who was chosen to tell king Creon about the body that was buried contrasted with Creon in the way he sees things like morals and what is right or just.
Antigone said “ I admit I did it. I won’t deny it.”(500) She disobeyed Creon’s law not to give Polyneices a proper burial for being a traitor.
There have been many tragic stories throughout history and all of them had showed us tragic heroes. One of the famous tragedies is Antigone, a story about a girl who tried to bury her so-called traitorous brother Polyneices. To me the tragic hero in this story is infact the king of Thebes, Creon. In the story there is evidence how Creon is the tragic hero, because he has a supreme amount of pride, a strong sense of commitment, and transfiguration throughout this story.
In the drama play Antigone by Sophocles Antigone unlike Creon respects the people who surrounds her and tries doing the right thing in making sure they are safe. Creon in his own way is doing the right thing however nobody agrees with him. Antigone is not afraid of Creon she wants to do the right thing by fixing his mistakes and doing the right thing.
The large issue behind the behavior of Creon and Antigone is that Creon is following Human laws, while Antigone is doing her best to follow God’s laws. In my opinion Creon was wrong because he was trying to break a law that was there before he was born. Although, Creon is the king he has no right to create new laws or to break old ones. I think Antigone just wanted a proper funeral for her family member. She was just doing things the right way by respecting laws that come from her creator.
Most Greek myths have a moral or lesson to teach behind their mysterious story lines. One Greek myth known as “Antigone,” presents a few of its own ideas as well. The plot is built up with conflicts including the conflict between Antigone and Ismene. Although, they are biological sisters, their personalities are completely different. It can be said that they are opposites. I have the qualities of both sisters, but I think that I have more similarities with Antigone than with Ismene. Antigone is shown to be a very headstrong woman. When her uncle Creon ordered that her brother, Polynices, shall not have burial rites, Antigone didn’t agree with him. Because of the conflict developing between the two, she was determined to bury her brother, disregarding
For many people who knew Pat Tillman, he was an American Hero, who forestalled his professional football career and joined the army after seeing his country attacked on 911. He valiantly fought for his country and for his beliefs, and even when Pat died in Afghanistan in 2004, his memory lives on in the minds of many people. According to Aristotle, the hero is not a true hero like Pat Tillman, but rather a person who has serious flaws that lead to the downfall of the character. In Antigone, both Creon and Antigone share some tragic elements: tragic hero, hamartia, hubris, and nemesis. However, Creon is a more tragic hero than Antigone because his character has tragic elements that are absent from the character of