We all accept that Creon’s story ends with him losing his kingdom and his family. The reason being that his downfall was his own fault. His pride, stubbornness and selfishness lead him to do everything everyone didn't want him to do. Though Creon has a few admirable qualities, is a high standing man in society, and has gone through great suffering, he is not a tragic hero. His faults out way his
Trista was determined to demolish her father daughter relationship with the Architect eventually killing him for good. Triss’ parents, or who would have been considered her parents had she not actually been Trista, were Celeste and Piers Crescent. They were overprotective and often pampered and deceived their daughter Triss, setting an even worse relationship between them and their replacement daughter, the perceptive monster Trista. Trista’s only seemingly good type of ‘parental’ relationship was with Violet. Violet was the fiance of Triss’ late brother, Sebastian.
The tragic hero in this play written by Sophocles, “Antigone”, has to be Antigone, the main character, or Creon, the King of Thebes and Antigone’s uncle. “Antigone” is about Antigone’s disobedience towards Creon and her death sentence that would cause the suicidal deaths of her own, and Creon’s wife, Eurydice, and his son, Haemon. A tragic hero is a character who makes a judgement error that inevitably leads to his/her own destruction, and in this play that tragic hero is Creon. A tragic hero usually has characteristics such as hamartia, a tragic flaw that causes the downfall of the hero, and hubris, excessive pride and disrespect of hero for natural order (Beers 263) Creon’s tragic flaw is his excessive pride. When Creon is speaking to Tiresias, a blind seer, he states, “Thou art a wise seer, but in love with wrong” (Sophocles 57).
When Polonius was killed by Hamlet, she became vulnerable since she no longer had the person who decided everything for her. Her life in an instant became a disaster because it was Hamlet the one she loved, the person who had killed her father. Ophelia’s death is debated as an accident or a suicide, but I believe it was an accident that ended in a suicide since she lost her father and Hamlet killed him. Ophelia, was a dependant women from her father and her brother Laertes and she obeyed every demand she received from both. She was loyal to her family specially to his father.
Celie’s life has been one heartbreak after another but she overcomes her low self-esteem despite it, Albert, Celie’s husband, was close to the worst person I’d ever seen but after Celie leaves him his character changes dramatically, and Sofia, initially fierce and strong, loses herself after being her outspoken and courageous self took away her whole world but she soon finds her way back. These character’s stories made my heart ache. Nobody deserves to be treated the way they were and it’s a piece of history we can never let happen again.
Sometimes a person 's mistakes can lead them to the right path, others are lead to their own degradation. Sophocles ' play Antigone puts out a dramatic take on Greek tragedy as they tell the story of a dysfunctional family and their fates. Thrown into the throne of the royal family of Thebes, new King Creon waltzed the palace with a large chip on his shoulder. He ruled his kingdom out of fear with an iron fist and a heavy temper. Creon had his chance at a 'Happily Ever After ' if he could only control his obstinacy.
Ignoren people and their actions have often horrendous effect on the people around them, and no one is immune. In the Greek Tragedy Oedipus, Oedipus’ fate and lack of knowledge and arrogance leaves him and his family in shambles. Upon finding out that he is not only the reason everything in his kingdom of Thebes is dying, Oedipus also realises that he's has inadvertently fulfilled a prophecy saying that he will kill his father and mary his mother. Driven to the point of extreme anguish his wife/ mother changes her self, upon seeing that Oedipus gouges his eyes out. Later on in Sophocles’ Greek tragedy Antigone Oedipus’ two sons have killed each other in battle before the play starts, and one of his daughters Antigone, ends up hanging herself because
In the play it is very clear that Antigone is very loyalty to her family no matter the consequence which cannot be said for Creon's family. Creon’s action about killing Antigone drove his own son and wife to kill themselves. Haemon begged his father to not kill Antigone but Creon’s need to be right was far much important than his loyalty to his son. Haemon's death contributed to Creon's wife death because she couldn't bare the thought of her son gone. After Creon heard the horrible news something changed about him as he stated “ I killed you, my son, without intending to, and you, as well, my wife.
You know that one story Romeo and Juliet? Yeah? Well Tybalt is the one that got everyone killed. Tybalt is the character most to blame for the tragic events in Romeo and Juliet because he killed Mercutio, which made Romeo avenge him, which made him get sent away. Then Juliet's dad was going to make her married soon because he got himself killed.