A few months ago Proserpina the daughter of Ceres, goddess of grain, was kidnapped by Pluto, god of the underworld. Ceres is too sad to even grow plants on earth. People wonder if Zeus will step in and stop this. The Greeks say that Proserpina wanted to go to the underworld. The Romans say that Proserpina was kidnapped by Pluto and that Pluto is forcing Proserpina to be his wife.
In Sophocles’s play Antigone, the throne of the city of Thebes has fallen into the hands of Creon, Antigone’s uncle, after the sudden and tragic death of Eteocles and Polynices. Under his rule, a new law forbidding anyone from burying Polyneices causes Antigone to decide between staying loyal to her country or to her family. In the play Antigone, the most real tragic hero that prevails is Creon because he embodies all the characteristics that a tragic hero must have while Antigone lacks some important characteristics. To begin, Creon conveys goodness because he chooses to punish Antigone for her crimes to keep Thebes as safe and orderly as possible. After Antigone confesses to her crimes in front of Creon and the Choragus, the confusion with
The chorus stated about Creon,”That furious king, bore the god’s prisoning anger for his pride.” (Sophocles 779) Anger for his pride shows he posses a tragic flaw of pride because he has anger for people who cross him such as Antigone for burying her brother and shows his pride by punishing her to death. Also his anger brings him to showing his pride by when he makes the about law about no one being able to bury Polyneices. Also Creon shows he has a tragic flaw of pride when he says to Teiresias, the prophet, “I would not yield. I am not afraid of pollution.”(Sophocles 781) Creon not being afraid of pollution shows he would show his pride over all people and thing because he is not afraid to ruin the town to show he is in charge and his law is first and people are second. These two quotes in the end show he has a tragic flaw of pride leading to him being a tragic
In the short story titled “Antigone,” the author portrays Creon as a tragic hero by displaying flaws in Creon's character shown throughout the story. Creon’s character contains many flaws which lead to many problems. His decisions end up deciding the fates of his son, his wife, and Antigone. Creon finally realizes that what he has done is sinful to the gods. He has put his own pride over the appreciation of the gods.
In the classic play by Sophocles, Antigone is a tragic story of the bold Antigone who defied her uncle, King Creonʻs, edict by burying her brother, Polyneices, who died attacking the city of Thebes, trying to take the power away from their brother, Eteocles, who refused to share the throne with Polyneices. Even though Antigone knew that going against Creon and burying her brother would not end well for her, she still choose to risk her life to do what is right. After being caught breaking the law, Antigone is appointed to be locked away, isolated in a cave until she dies, but she hangs herself at the end. At the same time, things for Creon are not looking good, as everyone around him seems to be against him in his decision for punishing Antigone. Everyone Creon cares about kills themselves from a curse that is put on Creon for not following the Godsʻ laws.
Due to Creon’s ego, him losing everything caused by that very hamartia, and acceptance of the series of unfortunate events that occurred; Creon is the tragic hero in Antigone Creon’s tragic flaw is his overwhelming ego. The series of events began to occur when Creon denied
In the play, Antigone, King Creon punished Antigone for giving her brother, Polyneices a proper burial. Creon believes Eteocles devers the burl with honor but not Polyneices because Polynices attacked Thebes and his own brother, braking his exile. King Creon is furious upon hearing the news and accuses the sentry of being bribed and demands him to bring who ever broke his decree to him. Creon is a scary king because the sentries throw dice to decide who will tell King Creon this terribly bad news, no one wants to tell the him. Haemen, King Creon’s own son is afraid to confront his own dad that is actions are wrong.
Yet, when the days grew long and the kings began to blame Agamemnon, he feared the kings would leave. His pride was wounded, and so he took Iphigenia to the temple of Artemis. In the skies, even the hunting goddess Artemis, was shocked at Agamemnon’s deed. She took one
“ Mistakes made by a foolish mind, cruel mistakes that bring on death.” (1406 to 1407.) In this quote, King Creon of Thebes is acknowledging that he has made tragic mistakes, because he wanted to the laws of his state, that he put in place, instead of preserving the safety of his family, which consequently lead to suffering for many. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, the character Creon makes decisions based on what he feels is right, and refuses to pay attention to other’s advice. His stubbornness and selfishness prove fatal, and as a consequence of his moral deficiency, he kills an innocent woman, and loses his son in the aftermath. In the play Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon’s deadly stubbornness and selfishness in ignoring the pleas and
In Sophocles’ Antigone, what appears to be a Greek tragedy story is filled with several central ideas that holds weigh even in our modern times. In Antigone, Sophocles explored the concept of civil disobedience, Devine laws versus laws of man or the state, and the price of pride. As a prequel to Oedipus the King, Antigone suffers the ramification of her father’s curse as she is false to defy her king in an attempt to honor her fallen brother. Although Antigone’s main goal was to honor Polyneices, she also defied Creon for personal honor, because she believes she “will suffer nothing as great as death without glory” (5). As selfish as it may seem, her personal honor is the reward of honoring Polyneices against King Creon’s edict.