Character Similarities Between Macbeth And Creon

Good Essays
A tragic hero is a literary character who makes a judgment error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction. Macbeth and Creon are two different characters from two different plays, both are consider to be tragic heroes. Macbeth is a character from the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare where a thane and general is driven by ambition kills and destroys people to obtain what he wants and wont stop until he is king. and Creon a character in the play by Antigone by Sophocles who his stubbornness leads his entire family to kill them selves leaving him alone in the world. Macbeth and Creon are both tragic heroes.

Macbeth rose to power by murdering the king He was already high in society he was a general in the kings army and consider a hero in Scotland after defeating the English army and the thane of Glamis and Cawdor, he was told by the witches "that shalt be king hereafter" (1.3.50) which meant that he did not have to murder the king, the prophecy would come true with out him doing anything but his wife and ambition blinds him and drives him to murder the king which fits in with the definition of a tragic hero. Creon rises to power differently from that of Macbeth, instead of killing the king, Creon is named king after the king is killed by his brother. Creon was high in society, he was the brother of the queen "I, as the next in blood, have succeeded
…show more content…
there flaws which made them kings is the responsible characteristic of there fall. both Macbeth and Creon had a moment where they realized what they had done was wrong, Macbeth continue even dough he knew he was going to die, he accepted his destiny. Creon also realized his mistake and tried to fix it but it was to late, his characteristic made him a lonely king in the world both Macbeth and Creon made different choices which lead to different out come but in the end they are both tragic
Get Access