Antigone was the nemesis to Creon because she had broken his laws and acted imprudently towards him afterwards. Creon can also be seen as the nemesis if you consider that Antigone in the protagonist or tragic hero. The Chorus in Antigone is made up of the elders of Thebes, they provide background information about Greek history as well as the past of Thebes. Most Ancient Greek tragedies have a Chorus. Creon’s motivation to do what he had done, such as leaving Polyneices unburied or entombing Antigone had arisen from his desire to be a good leader.
The Queen, Jacosta, Oedipus’ wife tells him not to believe in the prophet, because they’ve been wrong before, she then tells Oedipus about how she and King Laius had a son who was prophesied to kill Laius and sleep with her but since the child was supposedly dead the prophecy couldn’t be true. Oedipus becomes a bit weary because as a child an old man told him he was adopted and that one day he’d kill his real father and sleep with his mother, Oedipus did also kill a man at a crossroads which sounded like the way Laius died. Oedipus continued questioning the messenger and found out that he was the man everyone spoke of and Jacosta then comes to the realization that Oedipus is her son and kills herself. Oedipus shortly after is escorted away by Creon after realizing that he had slept and procreated with his mother and killed his father. There are many characteristics of Greek tragedy; it always depicts the downfall of a good person who is called the protagonist.
But the body of Polynices, who died miserably- why, a city wide-proclamation, rumor has it, forbids anyone to bury him, even mourn him.” (1.1 26-33) Also when her sister, Ismene, offers to share Antigone’s punishment with her, Antigone tells her to live her own life and not die by her side. “Antigone- Never share my dying, don’t lay claim to what you never touched. My death will be enough.” (1.1. 619-621) Creon’s tragic flaw is that he is stubborn beyond his years. Antigone’s tragic flaw can cause good to her and to others if used correctly, but it can also causing misery while Creon’s tragic flaw only causes pain and suffering to
In Sophocles’ Antigone, Polynices never appears directly, but is one of the significant presences in the tragedy. Polynices is the reason for the downfall of the tragic hero, Creon, who is also the King of Thebes. Not only has one character been affected, but Polyneices’ death is the root of the preeminent conflict. Stated in the prologue, Polyneices has already been killed by his brother, Eteocles. This piece of background information is crucial because his death has generated a tremendous force on the plot and themes of the play.
This means that he did not kill Caesar half as willingly as he kills himself. He has realised his faults so clearly that he tells Caesar, the person he killed, to rest in peace. Brutus is definitely the tragic hero in this play because of the pity we feel for his realisation of his faults and ultimately his honourable
A Greek tragedy is when the protagonist, usually someone who holds a lot of importance and outstanding personal qualities, results in a downfall of personal failing. Oedipus King of Thebes is a great king with ideal traits in his individual personality. He became the king at the time of the plague, to end the plague on Thebes, Oedipus searched to find who killed Laius. the old king. what he discovered impacted him and ultimately ended with him being a tragedy due to his hubris actions which lead to his downfall, the cathartic effect that leaves the audience sympathizing with him, and his ignorance.
In Sophocles’s play Antigone, the throne of the city of Thebes has fallen into the hands of Creon, Antigone’s uncle, after the sudden and tragic death of Eteocles and Polynices. Under his rule, a new law forbidding anyone from burying Polyneices causes Antigone to decide between staying loyal to her country or to her family. In the play Antigone, the most real tragic hero that prevails is Creon because he embodies all the characteristics that a tragic hero must have while Antigone lacks some important characteristics. To begin, Creon conveys goodness because he chooses to punish Antigone for her crimes to keep Thebes as safe and orderly as possible. After Antigone confesses to her crimes in front of Creon and the Choragus, the confusion with
Tybalt hates Romeo after this incident at the party and he never made a truce with Romeo about it. Basically, Tybalt had hatred, fighting, and death in his head at the time because he was angry at Romeo. Tybalt wanted to fight Romeo and he wanted to kill him. Romeo is to blame all in all for making Tybalt want to fight him. “Uncle, this is a Montague, our foe, A villain that is hither come in spite To scorn at our solemnity this night” is why Romeo is at fault for Tybalt's death because Romeo crashed the Capulet
He is a man who was born to kill his father so; his parents did everything to kill him. But, fate decided to make his life more miserable so, he was saved by a shepherd and was given to the Queen and King of Corinth. As he grew old, for some reasons, he heard that he wasn’t the true son of the Queen and King of Corinth and he also heard a prophecy that he would kill his father and sleep with his mother. Horrified by this, he never stepped his foot again on the land of Corinth. With his journey of leaving his homeland, he came across a man who wanted to kill him however; he defended himself resulting to killing the said man which was known to be his father.
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?