Examples Of Creon In Antigone

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King Creon has good intentions. But he has very little virtue. Creon is afraid of things getting out of hand after the Trojan War. Creon forbids anyone to give Polyneices a proper burial. When Creon finds out that someone has given Polyneices a proper burial, he knows that to maintain order he must punish the person who did the act.
King Creon’s flaws are his stubbornness and his abuse of power. Creon stubbornness can be seen when he doesn’t want to be proved wrong. When the Choragus tried to tell Creon that by not allowing anybody to bury Polyneices body, he made a mistake. Creon refuses to listen to the people who tell him that Antigone did the right thing. Creon thought that he could make an example of Antigone. Creon abused his powers. He thought that he could change or break the laws of the gods and not allow other people to break the laws. He didn’t want to …show more content…

According to A.C. Bradley, Shakespearean tragedy have the following elements “although a tragedy may have many characters, it is pre-eminently the story of one person or at most two. The story leads up to and included the death of the hero. The story depicts also the troubled part of the hero’s life which precede’s and leads up to his death. The hero is a conspicuous person, a person of high degree. The suffering and calamity are exceptional, of a striking kind. They are as a rule unexpected and are a strong contrast to previous happiness or glory. The suffering or calamity extend far and beyond the protagonist so as to make the whole scene one of woe. The scene becomes the chief source of the tragic emotions, especially pity”(Goodman, Barbara. Tragedy. Clayton State, Clayton. 8 Apr. 2018). A Shakespearean tragedy is seen in Macbeth. Macbeth was written by William Shakespeare in 1500 A.D. (Goodman, Barbara. World Literature, Part 2, Notes on tragedies and travel literature. Clayton State, Clayton. 8 Apr. 2018). The tragic hero in Macbeth is

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