Antigone and Oedipus are described by the Choragus as “both headstrong, deaf to reason,” comparing Antigone and Oedipus who are both full of conceit (Sophocles 16). Oedipus’ hubris leads him to gouge his eyes out and lose everything close to him and, throughout the tragedy, Antigone and Oedipus are compared by the chorus, conveying their eventual downfall and corresponding pride. In addition to Oedipus and Antigone, the Choragus also conveys Creon’s hubris, stating “what he says is sensible,” urging Creon to listen to Haimon (Sophocles 26). Creon, full of pride, refuses to listen to Haimon’s reasoning and challenges the chorus, exclaiming, “And the City proposes to teach me how to rule” (Sophocles 27). As shown through the chorus, Creon, Oedipus, and Antigone all have innate pride that is revealed through their destructive actions, leading to their
Therefore, he will have to punish himself as he promised the people of the town. When Oedipus learns that he is the one who killed Laius, he is angry and unaccepting. He turns to blame the person closest to him, Creon, but, Tiresias says, “Creon is not your enemy. You are your own” (Episode 1).
In the short story titled “Antigone,” the author portrays Creon as a tragic hero by displaying flaws in Creon's character shown throughout the story. Creon’s character contains many flaws which lead to many problems. His decisions end up deciding the fates of his son, his wife, and Antigone. Creon finally realizes that what he has done is sinful to the gods. He has put his own pride over the appreciation of the gods.
In response, Creon makes an alleged statement of how Oedipus understands nothing. Oedipus’s lack of vision explains his foolishness in thinking that he is in power, and that he has or is in control of anything and everything. He fastens himself onto the value of hope in exonerating himself. In other words he yearns for the feel of being free from such a shameful intimate prophesy. As the story goes on, it continues to emphasize the aura of desperation that is within Oedipus.
Macbeth and Ozymandias are two different stories that shares a similar theme. Both tales are about power that ended presumptuously and resulted into downfall. The two texts also shares a story of two kings, once very powerful, failing with their ambition. In the poem Ozymandias, it shows a "powerful king" in emptiness.
Firstly the first similarity between both characters is that they both started off as a leader at the start of the novel. Jack was a leader of a choir group while Macbeth was a co-leader of Duncan's army battling Macdonwald. Similarly, Jack starts off as the ‘leader’ of his choir who was left stranded on an island which shows they both start with power. However early on in Lord of the flies, Golding uses the quote Jack’s face “was ugly, without silliness” immediately presenting him in a negative light, and his “light blue eyes” were “turning, or ready to turn, to anger”.
I alone am guilty. I know it, and I say it” (I.ii.1021-1022). This quote indicates that Creon blames himself and only himself. In addition he now he has to live with the fact that his hubris not only killed his family, it also will always torment him for
Question - King Oedipus has been called a tragedy of the state as well as of the individual (Implying the Thebes will suffer under Creon). Look closely at the qualities of Creon and Oedipus, and present your research materials to your group. Ensure your group discusses who the better leader is: Oedipus or Creon. Lesson Breakdown: TIME LEADER’S ROLE PARTICIPANTS’ ROLE MATERIALS 14 min Objective: To get my group members thinking about Oedipus and Creon’s character and how they will affect the other parts of the trilogy.
Making a movie from direct content that is more than a hundred years old is easy because all the scenes and script is there for your use. Some directors like to make some drastic or minor changes based on their own interpretation of the play Macbeth by William Shakespeare. While watching both Goold (2010) and Polanski (1971), I have noticed a lot of major differences between the two movies and the original play Macbeth written by William Shakespeare. Some of the differences I have noticed is that is in Goold (2010), Macbeth actually comes to kill Lady Macduff and her children. Another difference in Goold (2010) is that the witches are shown throughout the film.
The Thane of King Duncan, Macbeth hears a prophecy that he himself will become king later on in the future after King Duncan. This then leads to Macbeth being overcome by greed. Since Macbeth greeds to be king so bad, he murders King Duncan and takes his place of the throne. Macbeth starts to live with so much guilt and fear that he commits even more murders to have his power safe. Macbeth is so confident in the prophecies that his life comes to a downfall and he gets killed by the people he did wrong.
“The oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown” (H. P. Lovecraft). In Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird and Shakespeare’s Macbeth, many characters are shown to be primarily driven by this emotion. Characters such as Mayella Ewell in To Kill A Mockingbird or Malcolm and Donalbain in Macbeth are shown to act drastically because of fear. Actions such as Macbeth killing Banquo in fear of being exposed or Mayella accusing an innocent man, display how humans are primarily driven by fear.
In many stories evil triumphs but never concurs. In the novel of to kill a mocking bird from Harper lee, evil is triumphed by ignorance and racism. How ever in the novel of Macbeth from William shake spear, evil is triumphed by greed, jealousy and ambition. Both have their own scenario and we will compare how both protagonists for both novel fight the evil that triumphs in their life’s. for the novel ‘Macbeth’ the protagonist is Macbeth and the protagonist for ‘To kill a mocking bird’ is Atticus both will be compared on how big of an impact was created by their decision and how they face evil.
Playwright, Sophocles, in his Greek tragedy, Oedipus the King, depicts Creon as a man who defends himself from Oedipus’ accusation of wanting to take over the throne. Sophocles intends to portray Creon as a mature and logical person. He combines an arrogant and confident tone in order to display the characteristics and personality Creon possesses. Sophocles begins with utilizing logos in Creon’s words to describe himself as a sane man who has equal power but fewer duties than the king.
Creon has the hidden, professional demeanor of a government official, which remains in sharp complexity to Oedipus, who instructs him to stand up before everyone. While Oedipus demands hearing Creon's news out in the open and assembles his energy as a political pioneer by upholding a talk of openness, Creon is an ace of control. While Oedipus is resolved to stating what he implies and on hearing realitynotwithstanding when Jocasta asks and begs him not to Creon is upbeat to mask and dodge.