In the conclusion, after reading the play “Antigone”, I sympathize the story and result for Creon, and I think he is a tragic hero in the play. Even though, he gained his power through his heroism. He failed to see the example of King Oedipus, and used his stubbornness to make arbitrary decisions. As a result, he was punished by the gods, and lost his families. Although he had braveness to
In Ethan Frome, Edith Wharton depicts Ethan as a tragic hero who gets downtrodden by his circumstances and mainly, his personality. He has the tragic flaw of not being willing to put anyone in pain even if he benefits from it. Through this, he gets blocked from pursuing an education when he must care for his ill parents. Consequently, he also doesn’t get to socialize with other people of his age, making him feel awfully lonely. To further his tragic predicament, he marries Zeena, his cousin who arrives to take care of his mother and unfortunately, she prevents him from pursuing his love for nature and engineering by wanting to stay in Starkfield forever for her own ego.
However, this person that is not to be buried is Polyneices, brother of Antigone. She is so enraged with the fact that her brother will not be granted passage to the gods, she rebels. She fights the law Creon made, standing by the fact that everyone deserves a proper burial. Antigone wins in the end and Polyneices is buried, even at the cost of her own life. Theme If a law is unjust, it is our duty as a people to rebel for the greater good of the community.
vFate is defined as the development of events beyond a person’s control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power. Sophocles’s Antigone describes, among many things, the problems Antigone and Ismene face after their parents, Oedipus and Jocasta, and their brothers met their prophesied fate; death. Antigone and Ismene’s oldest brother, Eteocles, met death, but defended the homeland, Thebes, and was given an honorable burial and remembered pleasantly. Polynices, however, Antigone and Ismene’s other brother, was considered a traitor and condemned to a dishonorable death with no legal burial. Antigone and Ismene face challenges, mainly because of their contradictory beliefs, regarding the death of their family members, namely Polynices.
Creon’s weakness is shown when he is fearful of being undermined by Antigone because she is a women. The error in judgement that comes upon Creon is that Creon thinks thathis actions will not have consequences. The fact that Creon did not bury Polynices is a fault in him as the repercussion of not burying him resulted in the death and rebuttal of Antigone, Haemon, and Creon’s own wife. In Conclusion, Creon is the tragic hero of the story because through some weakness of character or error in judgment, brings doom upon himself he discovers the truth of his wrong choice and accept responsibility for his actions, he is a more admirable man in defeat than he was before and he gains stature through the way he meets catastrophe. Creon is the tragic
In contrast to this, in Antigone, Creon is a tyrant-like leader who lacked empathy and care for others. This can be seen as he forbid the burial of Polynices, which defied Greek custom. This act results in the death of Antigone, his son Haemon and his wife Eurydice (“Play Summary Antigone”). Contrary to Oedipus, Creon’s Hubris lead to a series of conscious actions that negatively affect the characters in the story. In the end, Creon can be seen to have learnt his lesson as the chorus states: “Of happiness the crown And chiefest part Is wisdom, and to hold The gods in awe.
For the Greeks and Athenians, Oedipus Rex displayed how both city-states should carry out their living. Oedipus Rex was a story about a king named Oedipus who discovered that his wife was his mother and he killed his father before becoming king. Traditions were highlighted in the play such as respect for the Gods. In Ancient times, the people looked towards the Gods for their way of living. In Oedipus Rex, Oedipus went against the Gods and the fate that was casted on him.
Sophocles’ play Antigone, has an example of how there’s always consequences, whether good or bad. In this play, Antigone, the main character commits an act of civil disobedience against her uncle, the king. This act of civil disobedience, burying her brother, Polyneices, after the king said that his body was not to have a proper burial, had a large effect on how the rest of the play developed. A lot of the events were Antigone’s fault, but each had a different effect on the character and society. One event caused by Antigone is the fight between her and Ismene, her sister.
Not even taking a chance on love, she is brave enough to admit that she “fears failure,” but cannot even tell a soul of her love for the fear the he might “disdain my frail overreaching words,” as if to love is to cross a boundary that no one should ever cross. It is her overwhelmingly negative diction that is her downfall, un like Othello. She cannot even conquer her fears enough to see that she deserves a chance at happiness, valuing a miserable, but secure life over happiness almost as if she contents herself with a life as a “shadow,” lacking depth and a sense of identity. Foreshadowing the misery that comes with letting fear rule, both the speaker of “Doubt” and Othello set themselves up for a life of misery by choosing fear over trust that their lover will love them enough in
Point 1: The plotline is foreshadowed in the prophecies about Oedipus’ incestuous relationship with his mother. His arrogance and ignorance had lead to him disregarding the gods and their prophecies, an unfortunate mistake that leads to his eventual banishment