Eurydice of Thebes

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  • Antigone By Sophocles ' Antigone

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    “But one must neglect nothing that the gods demand” (1349-1350). Sophocles’ Antigone takes place in a trying time for the city of Thebes, when Oedipus, their king, and most of the royal family have died, and Creon has just been appointed the new king. Throughout the play, Creon tries on his power as the new ruler, and seems to believe that the gods will not be angry with some of his choices as king, even though they directly violate the divine law. However, in Antigone, when there is a conflict between

  • Haemon and Creon's Relationship Essay

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    Haemon disregarded the declarations and that was seen as the height of disrespect against Creon, but in the eyes of the civilians Creon is entirely in the wrong. The greatest iniquity committed by Haemon is the fact that he did not believe Antigone was guilty or deserved to be put in a tomb to die. Engulfed in all his power, Creon did not realize he was the only one that felt it was right to punish Antigone for performing a proper burial. Although it is not popularity but respect that he is searching

  • King Creon Core Values

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    Money, anarchy, misogyny . All of these topics correlate to one person and one person only. This person is in fact, King Creon of Thebes from the 500 B.C. drama, Antigone created by Sophocles. These three words are parts of King Creon's core values. His core values consist of money being demoralizing, absolutely no anarchy, and men having superiority over women. Creon could always resort back to these in a time of crisis. Creon's core values had a strong influence on the choices that he made during

  • Father-Son Relationship In Antigone By Sophocles

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    Sophocles’ play, Antigone, presents conflicts such as Antigone vs. Creon and Antigone vs. Ismene. However, there is an overlooked conflict between Creon and his son, Haemon. This father-son conflict stems from the view that a son should be submissive to his father. However, Haemon does not abide his role of being submissive to his father and tries to entangle himself with his father role, which indirectly results in his death. As well through analysis of Creon’s and Haemon’s relationship gives an

  • Creon's Pride In SophoclesAntigone

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    In the end, pride has negative but some positive effects on Creon. The main tragic flaw of Creon is his anger. He gets so mad to where he just blows up to where he can’t control his anger. It all starts with his pride. Since Creon is the King of Thebes, he thinks that his opinions, rules, and viewpoints are always correct. Therefore, he is always thinking he’s correct and right which boosts up his pride to where he only believes himself and what he says. So, when characters like Haimon and Sentry

  • Character Analysis Of Antigone

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    The play centers around a young girl, Antigone, that is determined to bury her wronged brother even though it will end in her imminent death. Creon, the king, has deemed it illegal for anyone to bury Antigone’s brother’s body, even though it is the female family member 's duty given by the gods to perform the burial. Antigone stuck to her oath to bury her brother and is caught by Creon and sentenced to death. One of the main themes in this play is family. Each character 's ending will be tragic due

  • Creon As A Tragic Hero In SophoclesAntigone

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    rebellion of Antigone. Ultimately, Creon’s pride served as his fatal flaw, which was detrimental to wellbeing of not only himself, but those he most cared about. Creon’s overall intentions for the state of Thebes did not come from a malicious incentive. His intents and goals for the state of Thebes were to restore political stability and reform the current state of corruption. In order to accomplish these goals, Creon made the decision to be rather harsh and tenacious with establishing his new law in

  • Blames Of Antisane In SogolesAntigone, By Sophocles

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    the city. Creon orders that Polyneices should not be buried because of his betrayal against city. This raises tensions in Thebes, blaming Antigone for the death of Haemon and Eurydice, in addition to disobeying the laws made by the king of Thebes. She is not to be blamed for the troubles she caused owing to her fate. Antigone is blamed for the death of Haemon and Eurydice. Antigone hung herself on the way to her burial. Haemon is engaged to Antigone. At first, Haemon claims that he will always

  • Antigone Summary

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    Thebes was invaded by Oedipus’ son, Polynices, and his followers. As Oedipus predicted in the previous play, Polynices and his brother, Eteocles, killed each other during battle. Creon, the king of Thebes, ruled that Eteocles should have a proper burial with honors and Polynices, the invader, be left unburied to rot. Antigone was dejected with Creon’s ruling and decided to bury Polynices herself. She tried to enlist Ismene to help her, but Ismene was to afraid. Antigone furiously continued

  • A Tragic Hero In Oedipus And Creon

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    were unhappy with. They both tried to change their fate and failed, leading to their inevitable downfall. Oedipus’ downfall lead to the death of Jocasta and Oedipus stabbing out his own eyeballs and Creon's’ downfall lead to the death of Haemon, Eurydice, and Antigone. In both Oedipus Rex and Antigone by Sophocles, Oedipus and Creon’s attempt on avoiding fate and failing shows that fate is real and that Oedipus and Creon were both foolish for trying to change it. Throughout the play Oedipus Rex

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