As Katherine Callen King says, “...Antigone as she is lead to her death in punishment for disobeying her uncle’s order”. (Katherine King, The Women’s Review of Books), anything that happened to herself was by her own doing. A tragic hero is supposed to realize their flaw and consequences, while suffering a deep pain. She never acknowleges her flaw, she remains self righteous, and never suffers loss by her own doing, because she releases herself from the world through
Therefore, his incompetence and negligence led him to his deposition and murder. Marlowe’s Edward II earns no respect until his imprisonment when he realizes what he has lost in losing the kingship. Edward II lived like a reckless and irresponsible youth and he maybe didn’t want to become a king, maybe he wanted to live another kind of life. Regardeless that, he was born to be a ruler, but he did not grow up to be a good one. He was a king and he could not
On the other hand, Creon’s Pride rendered him incapable of heeding to Teiresias prophecy of doom to come; with such character flaws in both Creon and Antigone, Sophocles was able to create a character friction that underlined the theme of civil disobedience and the price of pride as the main central idea of the story. As if stubbornness was byproduct of pride, unrepentant Antigone died for her stubbornness, while Creon finally realized his stubbornness and lost his son and his wife for not acknowledging the
Creon is a tragic hero in the Antigone because of many reasons. He brings the audience to pity for his mistakes, he also has turned more admirable throughout the play, and finally has taken responsibility for what he had done (“Aristotle”). This shows that Creon is a tragic
Antigone is one of the greatest tragedies ever written by Sophocles. There is a controversial question about this play: Who is the tragic hero? Could it be Antigone or Creon? Even though the play’s name is Antigone, but as I read the story. A sensible and responsible king, Creon, is a tragic hero because of his power madness, self-righteousness, and ruthlessness.
The chorus stated about Creon,”That furious king, bore the god’s prisoning anger for his pride.” (Sophocles 779) Anger for his pride shows he posses a tragic flaw of pride because he has anger for people who cross him such as Antigone for burying her brother and shows his pride by punishing her to death. Also his anger brings him to showing his pride by when he makes the about law about no one being able to bury Polyneices. Also Creon shows he has a tragic flaw of pride when he says to Teiresias, the prophet, “I would not yield. I am not afraid of pollution.”(Sophocles 781) Creon not being afraid of pollution shows he would show his pride over all people and thing because he is not afraid to ruin the town to show he is in charge and his law is first and people are second. These two quotes in the end show he has a tragic flaw of pride leading to him being a tragic
“ Mistakes made by a foolish mind, cruel mistakes that bring on death.” (1406 to 1407.) In this quote, King Creon of Thebes is acknowledging that he has made tragic mistakes, because he wanted to the laws of his state, that he put in place, instead of preserving the safety of his family, which consequently lead to suffering for many. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, the character Creon makes decisions based on what he feels is right, and refuses to pay attention to other’s advice. His stubbornness and selfishness prove fatal, and as a consequence of his moral deficiency, he kills an innocent woman, and loses his son in the aftermath. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon’s deadly stubbornness and selfishness in ignoring the pleas and
The Tragic hero of Antigone is Creon. Admittedly some people think that Antigone is the tragic hero. They think this because Antigone moves the audience to pity. However, I think Creon is the Hero of this tragic story. I think this because Creon discovers the truth of his wrong choices and accepts responsibility for his actions.
Polynice betrayed his brother Eteocle when he did not want to cede the throne of Tebas, they died fighting each other and Creón became king of Tebas. He considered that Polynice did not deserve to be interred and he would punish who tried to do it. Making reference to the play, the first act describes with clarity what each of the two sisters, Antigone and Ismene, understand about power and justice. The discussion that they have is about to bury their brother Polynice or not. The position of Ismene (the oldest sister) is noticeably submissive, and obedient, even if she think the same as her sister, she believe that the correct thing is to do what her uncle is told because is the man, the leader, the king, he is who have the power, and the role of women is just to be married, be quiet and loyal.
He doesn’t like people who disobeys the rules of the government.They both are tragic characters because Antigone kills herself and Creon asks for his death to the gods.It can be argued that the tragic hero is Creon because of his excessive pride and his intense suffering at the end of the play. First of all, Creon fits Aristotle’s definition of tragic hero, which is excessive pride, also known as hubris. Creon is overconfident about himself and he doesn’t listen to others. For example, when the Choragos asked Creon: “I have been wondering, King: can it be that the gods have done this?” (Scene 1, Line 13), Creon says, “Stop! Must you doddering wrecks go out of your heads entirely?