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    Creon Characteristics

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    Creon; King of Thebes and brother of Jocasta who is given the throne after the death of the two brothers, Polynices and Eteocles, who died in a war against each other. Creon is a character from the Tragic play “Antigone” which was written by playwright Sophocles. Though it may seem that Creon is the antagonist of the play, he would be considered the tragic hero because he displays many of the characteristics of one.     Creon is a stubborn character who is disrespectful towards the natural order

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    and having a downfall.(Anaphora) Creon fits into all of these characteristics qualifying him as the tragic hero. Having a high social status is one of the three characteristics that enable Creon to be the tragic hero. In the opening of the play we see Creon’s position in society. Creon quickly replaces the king and comes into a position of power. “Unfortunately, the princes Eteocles and Polyneices have killed each other…I as the next in blood, have succeeded

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    Creon As A Tragic Hero

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    “Antigone” is a Greek play written by Sophocles, a Classical Athens tragedian. In the play, Creon, son of Menoeceus, becomes the king of Thebes, posthumous to Oedipus. Oedipus suffered an exile after committing an unacceptable crime of killing the previous king, who was his own father. Creon was crowned king since his nephews, Eteocles and Polynices, were next in line but tragically died in a battle with each other. Creon’s first act as the new ruler ordered that no one shall give Polynices a proper

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    Chorus Creon Analysis

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    importance of the Chorus can again be highlighted in another instance when, as supporters of their new king Creon, they remain by his side throughout the play, supporting his decisions and offering their opinions here and there. We can see this support they provide when Creon tells Haemon to stand by his “father’s ideas in all things”- “So is it right…. quarrel” . They are also seen supporting Creon in the same speech when he condemns the violators of the law and warns Haemon not to “yield to women”.

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    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

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    In the play "Antigone" by Sophocles, Antigone rightfully decides to bury her brother, Polynices, but when the king, Creon, finds out, she does not repent for her actions. She is a woman that stands for what she thinks is right, which in this case is that Creon is wrong for condemning the burial of her brother. She shows braveness with her actions because not all people have the courage to risk their own lives so that their brother can rest in peace. For instance, Ismene states "What? You 'd bury

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    “Again you are balanced on a razors edge”, retorted Teiresias to Creon. Creon is still looking for a resolution to a difficult situation but the predicament he’s in leaves him vulnerable to outside sources which are the gods. “So the gods accept no offerings from us, not praying nor flame of sacrifice. The birds cry out a sound I can not distinguish, gorged with the greasy blood of that dead man” said Teiresias. The gods aren’t accepting any pleas from the elder because they aren’t satisfied with

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    Creon Tragic Flaws

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    hero, and Antigone is no different. The tragic hero of this poem is Creon, the King of Thebes. Creon is faced with the difficult task of punishing his niece, Antigone. She has broken one of his laws stating that no one is to give proper burial rites to Polyneices, Antigone’s brother, because he tried to overthrow Creon. Against the warning of others, Creon goes on with his plan to essentially sentence Antigone to her death. Creon continually ignores what others counsel him to do because he believes

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    Creon Antigone Analysis

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    and the opposition of others. In the play Antigone by Sophocles, Creon has influence over the people of Thebes, falls because of too much pride, and Haemon and the people of Thebes disagree with his decisions. While some may argue Antigone portrays the tragic hero of the play, she has no influence over the people of Thebes. Creon represents the tragic hero of Antigone because he follows the criteria to be one. The first reason Creon illustrates the tragic hero of Antigone is because he has influence

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    King Creon In Antigone

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    gradually shifts to the tragedy of King Creon. Creon succeeded King Oedipus’ crown, also eliminated the traitor, Polyneikes, who brought outside enemies to Thebes. Creon’s contribution to Thebes is obvious and remarkable. Yet, his stubbornness and disobedience to the gods’ wills brought him to a tragedy ending. King Creon’s tragedy began with his conflict with the prophet. Before the arrest of Antigone, Creon was a faithful listener and believer of the prophet. As Creon himself said: “I’ve

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    In the play Antigone, written by Sophocles, Creon is the king of Thebes. He is highly regarded and looked up to. He is a fair ruler and he does well to capture his peoples trust. However, Creon’s excessive pride leads to his downfall. He does not realize what his fate is because he is too busy trying to get revenge on Polynices. Creon’s hamartia, or fatal flaw, is his inability to listen to anyone. He is too stubborn and self-centered to listen to the people telling him that what he is doing will

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    Macbeth Creon Analysis

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    out to be a gifted and compassionate person, and yet once he reaches to the top and attain the throne, he becomes corrupted by power and eliminates every person who is in his way without a remorse, which consequently leads to his downfall. Macbeth, Creon, and Oedipus gain their glory as warriors and intellectual men before they ascend the throne; and yet, when they become the sovereignty of their country, they refuse to listen to anyone and betray their families and friends. The absolute power they

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    Creon Tragic Hero

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    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

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    Creon lays his foundation as the tyrant of the Antigone within the first episode of the play. Readers get a firm sense of Creon’s skewed views on justice after he sends out an edict stating that Polyneices’ body is to be left out on the battlefield to rot. He develops an unbreakable definition of justice; rules set in placed by authority are to be obeyed, when disobeyed punishment must follow. Creon allows himself to indulge in his own opinion and power, and blindly disregards all help from others

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    characters follow this advice throughout the story (“Aesop Quotes”.). As Creon gives a speech to his city he uses ethical appeals in hope to assert his power and make himself look like a trustworthy leader.. Antigone does not listen to this and decides to disobey her uncle, sister Ismene tries to plant logic into her head not to disobey in fear that her sister may end up dying in result. Haemon being both the son of Creon and the fiance of Antigone he should have a hard decision to make but he cannot

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    Antigone Vs Creon

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    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

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    always right and that he needs to learn to bend his own rules in order for his leadership to work. He tries to convince Creon that “for a man to learn, even a wise man, is nothing shameful, nor to learn to bend or give way”(Sophocles 39). He tries to convince his father that if he needs to learn to bend his rules or his city will snap under their pressure. He is trying to show Creon that by releasing Antigone he is not going to lose control of the city

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    In the story, Antigone, Creon, the king, established two decrees in the land of Thebes. The first decree is nobody should bury Polyneices and the second, Antigone and her sister, Ismene, be put to death. Antigone, Polyneices sister, performed an act of civil disobedience by burying her brother with full knowledge she would die. Although Ismene didn’t commit the crime, she still wanted to be punished. Ismene said, “But now I know what you meant; and I am here to join you to take my share.” As the

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    Antigone Creon Analysis

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    the guilt that Creon's life has put him at. In the beginning, Creon is shown to be a horrible, stubborn, and ignorant king to his citizens in Thebes, but over the course of the ply one can tell that he has a made a big impact to his peers and he’s realized what he has done is wrong in the world. Antigone, who is a strong, power, young girl, stood up to someone of a higher power of her and she stood up for what she thought was right; Creon didn’t budge and listened to himself, ignoring other opinions

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    Creon Antigone Quotes

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    (Lines 812,813) Haemon informs Creon, his father, to show that he cannot run a city without the ideas and opinions of others. There are many different ways to view this play and many different people visualize it in a different way, but in the play Antigone the themes Love and Betrayal are used carefully together to create Creon’s tragic hero. The events that occurred initially exposed Creon’s selfishness, megalomania, and anger which is showed throughout the play. Creon first shows his selfishness

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