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  • Creon Essay

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    Sophocles ‘Antigone’ women however are portrayed in a different light. They are shown to be brave, relentless and strong human beings. Even though they are portrayed this way does not mean that there were not any others who disagreed differently. Creon a powerful tyrant as portrayed in “Antigone” is obsessed with maintaining the subordination of women. The play begins with

  • Creon Duty

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    There is no point when choosing between loved ones and what is deemed correct by the law can be an easy task—an idea seen in Creon’s extreme idealism of law over love, which costs him his family. In the recently war torn Thebes, Creon plays the valiant king who is forced to dictate for the good of his polis. He forgoes forgiveness to take up the hard, impartial mantel of the law, and takes the city-state’s will fully on his shoulders saying, “Never at my hands will the traitor be honored above the

  • Antigone And Creon

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    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

  • Creon Essay

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    Tragic Hero: Creon In order for a character to qualify as the tragic hero they must posses all of these qualities: high standing, a major flaw, and a downfall. A tragic hero is someone that is usually of royalty, of nobility, honest, or brave. During the story they usually show a major flaw or weakness. This usually leads to their downfall, loss of power, or even death. Many stories have tragic heroes. Creon came into power when Oedipus was exiled and died. Throughout the play, Antigone

  • Characteristics Of Creon

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    the possibility of two tragic heroes, Creon and Antigone; however, it is only apt for one character to show all the qualifications; and from all of Aristotle’s theories and choices made, Creon clearly can be seen as the only tragic hero. Above what all may believe and despite the name of the play, Creon’s actions, role of duty, and personality traits prove Aristotle’s Nature of a Tragedy Theory and state that the only true tragic hero in Antigone points to Creon. One of the requirements, according

  • Creon as the Tragic Hero of an

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    complete with out a tragic hero. Sophocles wrote Antigone with a specific character in mind for this part. Based on Aristotle's definition, Creon is the tragic hero of Antigone. Creon fits Aristotle's tragic hero traits as a significant person who is faced with difficult decisions. Creon is significant because he is king. This makes him both renowned and prosperous. Creon is not completely good nor completely bad; he is somewhere in-between, as humans are. The audience can relate to this and they admire

  • Antigone vs Creon

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    Task: Write an essay about the conflict between Antigone and Creon in Antigone, by Sophocles. Show how each is right in his or her own fundamental belief. Then show how the tragedy was inevitable or show how one side was wrong and should have changed. In Antigone, by Sophocles, there is conflict between the characters Antigone and Creon. Antigone is characterized as a rebellious girl, who turns into a martyr, and just lost both her brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, in a war between the city-states

  • Antigone And Creon Analysis

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    suspenseful plot. Creon, the king of Thebes, establishes a law that deprives Polynices, one of the two brothers that had died fighting for his rightful seat on the throne, a proper burial due to the attack of his own city. In response, Polynices’ sister Antigone defies this law behind Creon’s back and is as a consequence, sentenced to death. Yet, Creon’s judgements ultimately lead to his downfall as he loses all things significant to him in life. Thus, the characters of Antigone and Creon within Sophocles’

  • Creon : A Man Of The People

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    Antigone by Sophocles, Creon appears to be a man of the people, but he reveals his true self as a merciless tyrant when Antigone buries her brother, Polynices. Creon declares that the state of Thebes has been disturbed by the death of Polynices and Eteocles as he reassures the citizens of Thebes that the country is safe again. Creon dictates that Eteocles, the patriot who defended the city, will be buried while Polynices, the traitor who fought against Thebes, will be left unburied. Creon explains to his

  • Why Is Creon Wrong

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    interpretations regarding whether Antigone is correct in her views or Creon is, the German philosopher Hegel argues that both are right to some extent. When the argument is analyzed from both point of views it is evident that they both have some moral reasoning leading to both cases being correct; however, since neither side is willing to put themselves “in the other persons shoes” to have a clearer view of the situation, it causes Creon and Antigone to be wrong at the same time. Both Antigone’s and Creon’s