Another example of Creon and his law would be in the Exodos. After all the misfortune he has gone through with losing his family, he makes his admission of guilt, “I have killed my son and my wife/ I look for comfort; my comfort lies here dead… Fate has brought all my pride to a thought of dust” (Exodos. 135-136, 138). Fate is caused by the gods, who Creon has defied with his law. His fate is losing his family as a result of his excessive pride.
Antigone says as she is speaking to Creon, “By such a law as this I honored you, my own dear brother, higher than them all; but Kreon thought I was doing and daring awful deeds.” (Sophocles, 58). Antigone is emotional here speaking to her brother, while Creon sentences her to her death. She knows that what she did was right, and she will die and reunite with her family. By following her own moral conscience she abided by the god’s law to bury her brother. Creon is stubborn and evil on his part for sentencing her to such a cruel way to die, but this conflict ultimately leads to his demise.
Finally, he loses his kingdom as Teiresias' prophecy is fulfilled: "blindness for sight and beggary for riches his exchange" (503-504). Othello's pride is also turned to shame as he listens to the villainous Iago and murders his innocent wife. In doing this, he also loses those things most precious to him. First, he loses his true love as Desdemona forgives him from her deathbed by trying to hide his guilt. When asked "Who has done this deed?"
In the course of the play Haemon presents himself as a defender of Antigone 's actions and sense of morality which involves her determination to bury her deceased brother, Polyneices who has been sentenced as a traitor by Creon. The father and son part in anger, as he demands his father to make the right judgment for Theban society by granting Antigone’s request, while his father follows his obstinate path of aggression. Haemon’s actions eventually lead him to commit suicide due to his desperate situation, this eventually leads to the death of his mother when she also takes her own life. The death of his family ultimately lead to Creon 's insanity at the play 's climax.  Haemon 's entrance in Antigone takes place right after he was informed of father’s verdict on Antigone’s life.
Antigone could not live her life suffering because of her brother, therefore she withdrew the punishment, which led to her taking her own life because she was not able to honor her brother in a proper burial. Not only did Antigone die for what she believed what right, but she sacrificed her own life for the gods’ law. Divine law vs. man’s law and the “place” of women are two of the many main themes of Antigone. The theme divine law vs. man’s law is brought up when Antigone had asked
Antigone knows that the king Creon will not allow it her to because he felt as if her brother was a traders for leaving the town and then coming back. Antigone stills buries him even though she knows she may get stoned or killed.“Too late, too late you see the path of wisdom” (line 1270) In the play the chorus says this to creon because he is alone after all his family died and he was the only one left. Respect is a issue they creon and Antigone didn’t follow very much on one hand Antigone was right for burying her brother and on the other hand Creon is right for not allowing her to do it but she still did. The worst part about having power is not being able to control or handle it. To much power eventually cause madness.
He finally discovers that his refusal to see past his own opinion is his downfall. He punished Antigone and mocked those who questioned his law, including his trusted prophet, Teiresias. The prophet clearly warned him, “You shall pay back corpse for corpse, flesh of your own flesh.” (scene 5 line 77-80). He would pay for his crime against the laws of the gods. “The one in the grave before her death, the other, dead, denied the grave.
When she says, “ I say that this crime is holy,” she is stating that her brother deserves to be honored in death, whether it be against the law or not, she will bury him. If she “must die”, she knows it will be for a purpose and she is willing to sacrifice her life for that purpose. Antigone is brave enough to stand up for her brother’s honor, once again proving she has more courage than Creon. Antigone continues to discuss with Ismene how she feels and declares, “ I am not afraid of danger; if it means death, it will not be the worst of deaths - death without honor.” She is admits her concern for her brothers’ death without being honored. When Antigone announces, “ I am not afraid of danger”, she is confessing her dis-concern for what will happen to her if she acts upon her plan.
His fatal flaw was hubris, ultimately leading to the downfall of him. Once humbled when Oedipus was king, Creon became the king and hubris became his fatal flaw. Throughout Creon’s reign, he constantly ignored others and put himself first. Creon shows an example of Hubris when he doesn’t listen to Antigone’s argument by saying, “Go join them, then; if you must have your love, Find it in hell!” (211). This came after Antigone pleaded that all bodies deserve to be honored and buried.
Having to choose between obeying your uncle’s law with the threat of death as punishment and burying your dead brother is a strange situation that most would find difficult to navigate. For Antigone in the play Antigone by Sophocles, this was a no-brainer. Sophocles writes about Antigone, Oedipus’s daughter as she decides to bury her dead brother Polynices, against her uncle Creon’s wishes, who is also the king. The king’s pride forces him to punish Antigone and her sister Ismene, which results in the death of Antigone, his son Haemon, and his wife Eurydice before he realizes his wrongdoings. Although throughout Antigone, the questioning of authority and strict adherence to the law is a prominent theme, by the end, Sophocles suggests that there
Pride can do great things but it can also lead good people to make terrible decisions. In the play, Antigone buries her brother Polynices. Polynices was announced a traitor by her uncle Creon. Creon punishes Antigone; Creon ends up trying to take this back. It is too late, and Antigone is dead which leads to the death of Creon’s son and wife.
In the past prideful rulers have caused more destruction and downfall than anything. Having pride may be good, but having to much can be the downfall of man. In the play Antigone, King Creon being overyly prideful ultimately leads to the death of himself emotionally. Creon shows a couple of occasions when he has way to much pride; when Antigone and he sister are condemned to death for trying to give burial rights to their brother, but Creon has them arrested and does not care even though he is related to them. Because of that, it leads to the death of Antigone and also leaves Ismene without a family.
“My voice is the one voice giving orders in this city!”. His wrong decisions lead him to regret. his pride makes him blind after when he decide to kill Antigone because she buried her brother. and then became the most tragedy story ever. The major error in judgment that Creon makes is his decision to give Eteocles a proper burial and not Polyneices.
Haemon’s pride leads him to reject his father’s authority and destroys himself out of anger and grief Haemon is so upset that he stabbed himself because he seen that Antigone was dead. People of power such as kings are often forced to chose between family and law. In the book by Sophocles, King Creon has to make such a decision. He issues the edict to outlaw the burial of his traitor nephew, Polyneices. In reaction, his niece Antigone disobeys the law and buries her brother out of loyalty to her family.
Although he 's tried everything that he can to go against the prophecy, by trying to avoid it he ran right into the prophecy. He has killed Laius and married Jocasta. Unknowingly, he and his mother, Jocasta had been fulfilling the prophecy. Oedipus had been ashamed of fulfilling the prophecy, so he gouged his eyes so he could not see the faces of those who looked down on him. In the play Oedipus The King, Oedipus ran from his destiny, blinded by truth.