Even though pride can be a good thing at times, it is hurtful, it is an emotion that can make or break someone. “Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.” (Manimtim-Proverbs 13:10). In Sophocles, The Three Theban Plays translated by Robert Fagles, advice is one thing both Creon and Oedipus did not want to hear from people. A wise man will make mistake, take advice and learn, but a fool will not, they will let their pride get in the way. When I think of Creon and Oedipus, I think of them as fools; even though they both become king, they still lost something in the end due to their arrogance and excessive pride.
He is too proud to consider the words of the prophet Teiresias, choosing, instead to rely on his own investing powers. Teiresias warns him not to pry into these matters, but pride in his intelligence leads Oedipus to continue his search. Oedipus thinks he can change fate. He just tries to ignore it, because he counts on his own ability to root out the truth. Oedipus is a clever man, but he is blind to the truth and refuses to believe Teiresias's warnings.
Brutus, even when his mind has good intention it is also littered with ignorance. Brutus had good intentions but his ignorance made him make not the best decisions. He had made many ignorant decisions because he did not want to listen to Cassius. The first time Brutus showed this trait was when Cassius warned Brutus many times about the danger of Mark Antony. Brutus simply thinks the good of people, not ever wondering if he does one action, if the other person might retaliate.
According to Gockel, “from a Christian perspective, evil is something God has overcome through good” (2009, p.97). Those who believe in God, know that questioning Him is wrong because it means that they do not believe in the goodness of God. People who trust the Lord know his goodness, that He will rescue and heal them from all evil. Also, believers trust in God’s power in difficult times because He hears them throughout the prayers. God can be trusted as he has proven his love in many ways.
Evil is pictured as dark and ugly. The ultimate example of evil for the Christian is the crucifixion of Jesus, a violent rejection of God’s Messiah. St. Augustine’s view is that the universe is good, (a creation of a good God and meant for a good purpose). He does not hold to the belief that matter is evil. He believes that there are higher, and lower, greater, and lesser goods in abundance and variety.
The gods love pious because it is pious. Euthyphro thinks that this is true. If pious is god-loved then the gods love pious because it is god-loved. But Socrates convinces Euthyphro that this can 't be true, “The same things then are loved by the gods and hated by the gods, and would be both god-loved and god hated” (Euthyphro 9). Euthyphro believes that pious is saying and doing what is pleasing to the gods for prayer and sacrifice.
If Lear was completely evil, we would not be fearful of what happens to him: he would merely be repulsive. But Lear does inspire fear because, like us, he is not completely upright, nor is he completely wicked. He is foolish and arrogant, it is true, but later he is also humble and compassionate. He is wrathful, but at times, patient. Because of his good qualities, we experience pity for him and feel that he does not deserve the severity of his punishment.
3. Then defend our positions as truth, but our sin/lies become root and branch of violence. Learn to use language of sin about ourselves not just others! But not stuck there, called to be righteous and live life made possible by God's redemption in the cross. Sin not just an error or wrong doing, it's a wrong being or overreaching, fundamental form is self-deception.
Creon is the tragic hero because he uses his weakness pride to be looked as a great ruler and try to ignore his wrong judgment. But this makes it worse and causes something he does not want to expect. Creon expects that no o... ... middle of paper ... ...e because even if he has much power as king can have, he is insecure when it comes to choices. He does not have a side where the audience can see he cares, but instead he has self-importance and shows no pity because he is doing his own life. Antigone shows all she has got and takes risks on what she thinks is right out of love.
A flaw is what defines the human character. Without flaws humans are no different from each other, yet the way a person reacts to his own flaws is what makes him/her differ. In the case of Oedipus, his tragic flaw, pride, was so erratic that he was unable to clearly process situations that were preventable. His judgment was blurred due to his excessive pride since he believed his actions and motives were the best. Even after losing his eyes, Oedipus tells the Chorus, “What I did was the best-don’t lecture me, no more advice” (1500-1501).