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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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    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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    Creon In Antigone

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    introduction of King Creon creates a rift in the relationship between sisters Antigone and Ismene, and serves as a source of conflict for Antigone. The latter effect is caused by his edict preventing Thebans from properly burying the traitorous son of Oedipus, Polyneices, which challenges the sisters’ relationships with their recently deceased brothers, who perished on opposing sides on the battlefield by their own hand. And yet, as the newly installed king of Thebes, Creon begins his reign with

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    Throughout the events of both plays, Creon, Oedipus’ brother in law, remains a constant presence. However, Creon’s attitudes and actions change drastically between Oedipus the King and Antigone; gradually coming to mirror Oedipus himself, shifting from humility to the stubborn pride of a tyrant. Though he is the same man, Creon’s personality between the two works is so different that he can be thought of as two separate characters: Creon from Oedipus the King and Creon as he is in Antigone. Early in

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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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    Antigone And Creon Essay

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    In the case of the Sophoclean tragedy Antigone, the consanguineous obligations of Antigone and the populist duties of Creon are highly intertwined with the concepts of justice and morality. From Hammurabi’s Code to Hitler’s totalitarianism, justice has evolved and molded to society throughout history. Usually, where justice is found, moral struggle resides. At this point, it is crucial to clarify the difference between the two above terms. Justice regards matters of governance and the rights of the

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    Creon Tragic Hero

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    mistakes. Creon is the tragic hero in the play, “Antigone”. Human flaws are the primary reasons for a tragic hero's demise. Creon's hubris played a major contributing factor to his downfall. His pride causes him to make various mistakes and he disregarded other people's opinions when they tried to reason with him. Creon also said, “Even such a threat of such taint will not win this body burial...human remains to desecrate the majesty divine” (Sophocles 237). He believes that his

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    The Deaths of Antigone and Creon Antigone and Creon are the main characters of the play Antigone written by Sophocles. Antigone is the daughter of Oedipus, who was a major figure of ancient Greek myth. Oedipus accidentally killed his father and married his mother. Because of that act, Oedipus ended up cursing his family and died a horrible death. After his death, his sons inherited his kingdom and in a power struggle ended up killing each other. One of the sons, Polynices attacked the city to

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