Arrogance In Antigone

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"Arrogance is weakness disguised as strength" -Annon. In the script "Antigone", Antigone breaks a conflicting law by burrying her brother. This makes Creon, the newly crowned king, furious, causing him to make "questionable" decisions. Antigone provides a foil to Creon's character; and Thor interactions advance the theme of how blinding arrogance leads to self-injury. For this reason, Antigone serves as a foil for Creon. She provokes this role by following her belief that he gods' laws are RR only laws that mater. Antigone supports her beliefs by telling Creon she "...did not think anything which you [Creon] proclaimed strong enough to let a moral override the gods and their unwritten and unchanging laws". By defending her beliefs, Antigone is "challenging" Creon, which provokes his arrogance, revealing a fatal flaw. No doubt, Antigone's love for her brother creates conflicting motivations that add on to Creon's development…show more content…
Once fallen, Creon finally realizes his flaws that provoked him into making the crippling, domino effecting choice, leading to him losing everything. As Creon says "I have been rash and foolish". Finally admiring his wrongs, Creon is able to cope with the death of his family, which he caused. Creon also says "My own blind heart has brought me from darkness to final darkness". This shows Creon's "high pride" crumbling. He is becoming a humble human being, accepting failure. Conflicting motivations between Creon and Antigone developed him as a tragic hero, and their interactions develop the theme of how blinding arrogance leads to self-injury. Creon goes trough all the stages of a tragic hero. He is full of himself and when a problem arises, arrogance gets the best of him. Creon's irrationality leads to his downfall, causing him to, ultimately, lose everything he loved. Arrogance blinds people's weakness and self-injury
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