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    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, Creon exemplifies

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    Creon And Achilles

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    Both Creon of Sophocles’ Antigone and Achilles of Homer’s The Iliad end up allowing the body of their enemy a proper burial. During the time following the death of Hector, Achilles is in a position very similar to that which Creon deals with in Antigone. Both men show similar flaws, and face similar struggles. The difference between the two men is only subtly discernible until the telling moment when each man is faced with pressure to change his stance on the fate of the fallen warrior. Each man’s

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    A Change in Creon

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    different ranges of characters: static and dynamic or flat and round. Creon, King of Thebes in the dramatic play Antigone takes on the role that of a static character. Throughout the whole play Creon believed the idea that he was above the law of the Gods and his decrees cannot be disputed. Unknowingly, who would think that Creon’s sense of pride would cause him the life of his wife, son, and niece? However, at the very end of the play Creon returns to the palace, holding his son’s lifeless body, where he

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    Hubris In Creon

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    The saying “Pride goes before a fall” best describes the character of Creon, he is very proud and it’s his pride that causes his downfall. Hubris can be defined as overweening pride or presumption, excessive arrogance and self-confidence. It’s recognized as a common flaw (hamartia) in human character in ancient Greek tragedy. Creon is the center character in the play “Antigone”, and he suffers from this flaw. He is the tragic hero blinded by his hubris and ego. He later fails to acknowledge he was

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    Haemon By Creon Analysis

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    right and nothing else.” (lines 799-800) These were just some of the many words from Haemon to his father (Creon) describing the action that he isn't taking. Haemon's contrasting ideas led to the development of Creon as a tragic hero while also advancing the plot and developing the theme. Through Haemon's contrasting words, actions, and ideas, Creon's character develops into a tragic hero. Creon is a person of noble stature and also has a tragic flaw of unreasonableness; which are two characteristics

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    Creon the Unwise King

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    Oedipus, Eteocles and Polynices fought each other for the crown. Unfortunately, they both were killed by each other leaving Creon the king of Thebes. Creon’s law states that no one shall bury a traitor. Because Antigone, sister of Polyneices, broke Creon's law of a traitor, she was punished. In the play, "Antigone" by Sophobles, Creon's decisions are the reason for his destruction. Creon is the tragic hero of this play because he passes from happiness to misery, recognizes clearly, but too late the error

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    Analyzing Antigone and Creon

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    family, and Creon who stands for the values of state. Sophocles explores the depths of Antigone’s morality and the duty based on consequence throughout the play, as well as the practical consequences of Creon who is passionate and close-minded. Although Antigone’s moral decisions appear to be more logical and favorable than Creon’s, a personal argument would be that both characters’ decisions in society can be equally justified. In the play, Sophocles examines the nature of Antigone and Creon who have

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    The Faults of King Creon

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    Antigone, another of Sophocles’ tragedies, King Creon becomes king of Thebes after the deaths of Oedipus’ sons Eteocles and Polyneices. As, the proud, stubborn Creon abandons the gods’ law and refuses to consider the advice of others, tragic consequences ensue. During his reign, Creon demonstrates all four characteristics of the tragic hero. Creon clearly has position because he is the respected king of Thebes and has good intentions. The character of Creon demonstrates the quality of position when he

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    Creon was a happy man once, but his stubbornness was his downfall. Creon, the Antagonist in the play “Antigone,” had just been crowned king of Thebes. He was paranoid someone was going to usurp his throne, therefore he sought out to punish anyone who broke his law. This ultimately led to his downfall by the end of the play. Creon’s tragic flaw is that he will not listen to anyone. We see multiple times throughout the play that his stubbornness has made him close-minded. There were several times

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    Creon: A Tragic Hero

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    tragic heroes including Medea, Jason, and Creon. More specifically, in Antigone Creon exemplifies the qualities of a tragic hero best due to his prominent power as king of Thebes, the way he holds strong to his stubborn pride, and the sympathy felt for him in his tragic downfall. In both Antigone and Medea, three leading characters—Creon of Thebes, Medea, and Jason—hold dominant authority in their own way. Jason, married to Megareus—daughter of another King Creon, receives a small recognition of power

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