The Characters Of Alike In SophoclesAntigone

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Richard Hall, a semi-famous musician and photographer, once said, “Whenever I've had success, I never learn from it. Success usually breeds a degree of hubris. When you fail, that's when you learn.” Hall indicates that excessive pride and stubbornness can teach you nothing, but being humble and open to new ideas can give you a world full of knowledge. In life, people experience a lot of good or bad happenings that can last for a minute or for a lifetime. These people are most likely victims of “karma”, or the destiny that you earn through your actions and behavior. Alike, in Sophocles play, Antigone, his characters face an abundance of hardships because of their excessive amounts of pride and the actions behind them.
Creon creates a lot of conflict because of his prideful behavior towards everyone around him. Creon is especially prideful when a situation involves Antigone, mostly because she's a woman and he feels that she is weaker. Antigone is very rebellious against him, but he doubts her and explains to the Choragos why he has such feelings. “She has much to learn. The inflexible breaks first, the toughest iron cracks first, and the wildest horses bend their necks at the pull of the smallest curb” (Sophocles 507). Creon arrogance angers the gods and doesn't get him any further with the Antigone situation, but after all of his hubris, no major consequences for him. Later on in the play, after Creon is finally punished by the gods, he realizes all of the damage dealt
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