Power razes all of its enemies to the ground, and its enemies are ignorant of its presence.Power negatively affects others by turning someone with power on their allies, making the owner paranoid, and diminishing common sense.In Antigone, King Creon turned on his own niece in order to preserve his self-serving law. Power turns the holder onto their allies. Creon created fear in the hearts of his own sentries who selflessly worked hours keeping him safe. After gambling for the right to deliver the news, a lone sentry brazenly travels to tell Creon the news and after being berated says, “you have seen the last of me here…” and briskly walks off (scene I lines 160-163). Creon has disrupted the feeling of trust by misplacing fear in the hearts of the sentry because he wanted his edict to be all-powerful.
He was a man of questionable character. He could be manipulative and scheming, allowing his flesh to rule his heart. Cassius hated to be subservient to any man, and especially to Caesar. Upset by the rich and powerful who allowed Caesar to rule, he began to think of a way to remove Caesar from his throne. By using other men's good intentions, Cassius orchestrated and
Polyneices brings massacre to Thebes, killed the king and other soldiers of Thebes. If he permits the burial, it may be disloyalty to the city. Creon says to Antigone “An enemy can’t be a friend, even when he is dead” (Antigone). It is a hint that Creon believes one should be devoted to the city more than family. The most important of Creon’s argument is the political crises of Thebes.
The stress of liability under the powers of the throne caused a lot of built up rage to come out through Creon during the time of the prince 's deaths. The king carried a very palpable fault with him which shined through in this rulings and reactions about Polyneices ' burial. However, a personality flaw is one of the most self-evident characteristics of a tragic hero. Creon 's hubris, or extreme pride, leads him to many irrational choices and conversations with his closest loved ones. At the news of his nephew 's deaths, Creon makes a sudden decision on behalf of the men stating that "Polyneices... is to have no burial.
In Sophocles’ Antigone, Antigone and Creon both have qualities of a tragic hero according to Aristotle’s definition. Aristotle believes a tragic hero is a decent human, but falls due to a weakness in one’s character. In the plot, Antigone decides to bury her brother, which defies the laws of Creon, the dictator of Thebes. Antigone believes she must hold her family values and the gods’ beliefs with utmost respect. Antigone refuses to deny her crime, so she is sentenced to be death by Creon.
Do you know it? Have you heard it?/Don 't you notice when evils due to enemies/are headed towards those we love?" (Antigone, Line 8-12) Antigone proves her familial loyalty when, after her brothers kill each other, King Creon states that only one of the brothers is to be buried. The other brother is dishonored and must be left to rot. Antigone defies Creon 's orders and buries her fallen brother in spite of the law forbidding the act.
He as the Neanderthal like brute, who uses violence and intimidation to obtain dominion over Stella and in one scene he shouts “Every man is a King! — And I am the king around here, so don’t you forget it” (Kazan, A Streetcar Named Desire) after breaking dishes in an effort to show he has control. These scenes are intended to show the weakness of Blanche and Stella, whose emotions are dictated by Stanley’s actions, but as the “Stella” scene revealed to us earlier in the film Stanley needs Stella far more then she does him. Blanche has created the faux reality of being a demure southern belle, who is utterly dependent on the whims of those around
This causes the tragic reversal that leads to his emotional ruin with not only himself but also his family. The promotion to the conflict was that Creon created a law in which enabled Polyneices, Antigone’s brother, to be buried in a improperly way. Antigone found it fit to bury her brother causing her to disobey the law of Thebes. Between Creon and Antigone it's clear that the strength of a family lies in it loyalty to each other. Creon’s stubbornness , excessive pride , and oversized ego are his
This blemish generated audience pity, subsequently because of his cockiness, Oedipus and his clouded mind, unfortunately caused him to be extremely paranoid. As Oedipus creeps closer to the truth, his madness increases due to the fact that Oedipus cannot admit to himself the evil things he has done. When Tiresias finally reveals the truth to Oedipus, he cannot accept the truth. Instead Oedipus chooses to believe that Tiresias’ words are some elaborate plot to over throw him, “Are these inventions Creon’s work, or yours (page 14, Oedipus Rex)?” Oedipus’ downfall is due to his hamartia pity inducing because the viewer knows that Oedipus is a morally righteous man with a huge ego. Free will is called into the forefront of this play, Oedipus, his fate was foretold long before he was born, seeks to prevent his fate, but he cannot.
In the play called Antigone which was written by Sophocles, the two characters of the play, Antigone and Creon, both stand in clear opposition to one another. In the play one of the men named Polyneices, the nephew of Creon and the brother of Antigone has been declared a traitor of Thebes and will be left dead on the battlefield with no burial. Antigone would much rather die than to let her brother be without a proper burial, but Creon believes that civil law is absolute. King Creon believes that Antigone’s brother should be considered a traitor and should be punished accordingly. He states that, “Polyneices, who broke his exile to come back with fire and sword against his native city and the shrines of his father’s gods .