Creon Antigone Research Paper

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Hamartia and Hubris
"It is never reason never to yield to reason"-Sophocles, Antigone. Creon is Antigone's tragic hero as well as the antagonist. Like many other tragic heroes, Creon's tragic flaw that causes his destruction is hubris, excessive pride in oneself. At the end, Creon faced the loss of both his wife and son, and he suffered from pain and regret. Although he thought he is making the right decisions, King Creon misused his power and caused the termination of others' life. Creon portrayed his hamartia in many of the situations he encountered, and this affected his life greatly. Moreover, Creon's life would have turned upside down if he behaved in a less prideful manner.
Creon depicted his arrogance in many of the tragedy's events. …show more content…

The choragus has finally put some sense in Creon's head, and he decided to undo his wrongful actions where he will free Antigone and bury Polynices. Despite deciding to please the Gods, Creon was very late. After burying Polynices, he headed to the vault where Antigone was buried. Antigone already committed suicide by the time Creon arrived. She hanged herself with her veil which is similar to how Jocasta, her mother, died. Haemon was weeping beside her and upon Creon's arrival, Haemon was close to killing him. Creon would have died if Haemon didn’t change his mind and killed himself instead. Now Creon was responsible for the death of Antigone which caused the death of Creon's only son, Haemon. Eurydice, Creon's wife, and Haemon's son heard of the news from the messenger, and she decided to end her life by stabbing herself with a nice. Creon is one left all alone. His arrogance and determinacy not to hear other caused the death of all his loved ones, and resulted in his own misery and suffer. In a nutshell, Creon's tragic flaw ended the lives of Antigone, Eurydice, and Haemon as well as causing Creon to live a lonely, bleak

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