651540 P. 4 Antigone The tragedy Antigone has several characters that may be considered a tragic hero; however, King Creon best fits the tragic hero description. Aristotle, the philosopher who began the idea of a describes the most successful tragic heroes, defines it as a character of high status who falls to catastrophe because of a fatal flaw. called hamartia. There are four characteristics and three plot elements of a tragic hero. King Creon fits each characteristic and element for the Aristotelian model of the tragic hero in Antigone.
For example, in scene 1 Creon was arguing with Choragos about the laws and saying he wanted a strict society. “And death it is; yet money talks, and the wisest have sometimes been known to count a few coins too many,” (pg. 198). Creon was set on getting the things he wants whenever he wants. Although he is the king of Thebes, he is still kind of taking advantage of his power and step over the line.
In “Vengeance is Ours,” Jared Diamond explores tribal societies’ views of revenge and compares them to our modern perspective by considering two detailed narratives. Diamond sets out to challenge the notion that the desire for revenge is “primitive, something to be ashamed of,” and instead suggests that such a feeling is natural and healthy (12). To accomplish this, Diamond tells the story of Daniel, a member of the highland New Guinea Handa clan, who orchestrates the paralysis of a rival clan leader, Isum, to avenge his late uncle, Soll. Upon doing so, Daniel exclaims “I have everything, I feel as if I am developing wings,” even though he didn’t release the virulent arrow himself (7). Diamond supplements this story with that of his father-in-law, Jozef, who, when given the opportunity to exact revenge on the man who brutally murdered his family during World War II, decided to place the murderer in the hands of the legal system.
Foremost, During war it is okay to kill because consequently one person dying is better than multiple people dieing. The barber informs columbians in the fiction story “Lather and Nothing Else “ by Tellez Hernando that killing a warlord during war is a risk because he honors his work. as a barber” You are an executioner, I’m just a baber.” (4). Killing anyone will still make the barber a murder. The barber would of saved thousands of lives by killing the captain.
Boom! It shocked her, her own brother has died why “why would this happen to me, she repeated to herself.Antigone begins with the two sons of Oedipus, Eteocles and Polyneices, who are fighting for the kingship of Thebes. Both men die in the battle. Their successor, Creon, decides that King Eteocles will be buried, but Polyneices, because he was leading a foreign army, will be left on the field of battle.Antigone and creon both have feeling and the way they showed them was bad.One of the character traits that creon had was he was a unruly ruler and antigone hated him.fine to die while doing that. I’ll lie there with him, with a man I love, pure and innocent, for all my crime.
He expresses this by stating,”Unfortunately...the prince Eteocles and Polyneices, have killed each other...I, as next blood, have… full power of… throne...no traitor is honored...whoever shows by word or deed...shall have...my reverence when he is dead.” Creon is informing the people of Thebes not only that he has been crown king fairly but also that whoever goes against the law that was enforced will suffer the consequences. He uses fear as a way for the people of Thebes to understand that he is serious about what he says. He does not directly tell the consequence but people know that it is
Babylonian and Assyrian laws serve as the foundation of what we know as law today. Their primitive senses of justice set up systems of power in which humans were looked at as gods and seen as supernatural vessels to the spirit world. Mesopotamia became one of the trendsetters in religion being assimilated in politics. Although, the king was seen as a god himself, people viewed the king as the closest being to their gods of worship. After being given so much power and responsibility, the reliability of the king comes into question.
So when someone like Gilgamesh relies on his ability to lead only with authority, the society begins to divide. The arrogance of Gilgamesh not only leads him to trouble, but it allows him to overcome those troubles and be reborn as the leader he wants to be remembered for. The beginning of Mesopotamian society began with the rise of the City-States
Homer underlines that this behavior is foul, for Achilles allows his soldiers to wound the body and then bounds Hector’s feet to his chariot in order to harm the body. Although Hector asked him to give his body to his family, Achilles ignores the last will of the dying Trojan hero because he is still obsessed with his revenge. One should remember that the Greeks believed it was the issue of primary importance to bury a person’s body in a decent way so that their spirit would find the sanctuary. In other words, Achilles takes revenge in the most horrible way
A once powerful king turned blinded pariah, Oedipus is characterized by both his pride and his honorable character. Through such characterization, Sophocles heightens the emotions in the play by demonstrating how these traits contribute to the catastrophic conclusion. Sophocles deliberately depicts Oedipus as a seemingly infallible yet prideful ruler in order to augment the subsequent devastation Oedipus causes, thus realizing the vision of an Aristotelian tragedy. Aristotle identifies nobleness in character as a characteristic of a tragic hero. Oedipus personifies this criterion; he is revered as one of the most adept rulers in all of Greece.
Oaths that are made by Knights are taken quite seriously and Knight’s will often die trying to fulfill them. “He would take his vengeance on this tyrant king” (Pg. 29). Theseus vows that he would avenge the women he witnessed crying over their husbands post mortem treatment. True to his word he raises an army and burns Thebes to the ground.
This makes Brutus a patriot because when Cassius suggests killing Antony Brutus says “It’ll look like we killed Caesar out of anger and Mark Antony out of envy. Let’s be sacrifices but not butchers, Caius. We’re all against what Caesar stands for, and there’s no blood in that.” Therefore he has good intentions. I also believe Brutus was a patriot because of the speech he made to the people about why he had murdered Caesar. He explains that has Caesar had to die for his ambition and since he loved Rome more than he loved Caesar it was his duty to kill him.
Although he is keeping them safe he is still killing others. In an interview on the Bill O’Reilly show in 2012, chris said “I 'm killing them to protect my fellow Americans.” After hearing that O’Reilly insisted that Kyle must have liked killing them, and he responded, “It’s not a problem taking out people that want your people dead...that’s not a problem at all” While saving others lives, he is also taking others away. He was motivated by defending the innocent members of his country. When chris finally returned home and ended his service, he had become named the most lethal sniper in american history. After saving countless american lives, he was truly respected and appreciated.
He conjectured that his relative Kreon hired Teiresias to plot schemes against him because of the substantial amount of money and power he bores. However, he considers himself only capable of becoming the King. Since he solved the Sphinx’s riddle, he reckons to be self entitled as “no ordinary man could solve her riddle(41,)” “even the gods’ voice were useless” to free Thebes according to him. His complacent behaviour is evident, it is manifested that his talent of solving riddles contributes to a certain degree of pride for his accomplishment, but he has generated this self-righteous attitude to
Villa had numerous opportunities to slaughter his uncle, however his fury exceeded his better judgment; and he held up until the ruler could see no great in Claudius, and afterward strike him down into a universe of unceasing punishment. "Presently may I do it pat, now he is praying...A miscreant murders my dad; and for that, I, his sole child, do this same lowlife send to heaven. "[Act 3, Scene 3, lines 74-98]. Village holds up until he can execute his uncle while he is performing a wrongdoing yet sadly for Hamlet, his next opportunity to correct vengeance on Claudius is his own demise. Retribution, being the main thrust in the play Hamlet, is likewise one motivation behind why it is a catastrophe.