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brave, relentless and strong human beings. Even though they are portrayed this way does not mean that there were not any others who disagreed differently. Creon a powerful tyrant as portrayed in “Antigone” is obsessed with maintaining the subordination of women. The play begins with the defeat of Polyneices army who has been chased away by Creon who has taken his role in ruling the city of Thebes. The brothers of Antigone son of Oedipus, Polyneice and Eteocles die during this war in maintaining...

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Downfall of Creon

Lisa Smith English 10 6 February 2013 The Downfall of Creon Throughout our lives, we humans will encounter experiences which will teach us that occasionally our sense of judgment may not always be the best. We will learn that our mistakes can have very negative outcomes that cannot be changed. A good example of this is shown through the character of Creon, who clearly demonstrates all of the five components of a tragic hero, which is why he is considered the tragic hero of the play Antigone...

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Creon and Koro

leader of her tribe. The young girl, Paikea (Pai), is persistently blocked by Koro. Creon and Koro, the two tragic heroes are comparable in their lack of equality towards women, their similar tragic flaw of too much hubris and their elitist views directed toward people around them. Creon and Koro both share a lack of respect towards woman. Creon continually exhibits his contempt towards women in Antigone. When Creon is talking to his son, Haimon, regarding Antigone’s death, he condemns him by saying...

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Creon vs Oedipus

and Creon in Antigone by Sophocles go through tragedy that reflects importance and has a big impact. Creon in comparison to Oedipus exhibits a higher degree of magnitude because his sinful actions display a higher degree of remorse and resulted in a more pronounced life of regret/suffering and a higher degree of catastrophe. Creon experiences a higher degree of remorse then Oedipus because his sinful acts were knowingly made despite the unintended consequences. Unlike Oedipus, Creon understood...

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Antigone vs Creon

defense of Antigone’s and Creon’s cause. Between Antigone and Creon, Creon suffers the greater sacrifice. This is shown in the way that he sacrificed his own family’s life, while Antigone took her own life on purpose so she was not sacrificing anything, she wanted to die. This is also shown in the fact that Creon lost all respect from his kingdom, or citizens, and his self, while Antigone died with respect. Throughout the course of Antigone, Creon lost all respect from his kingdom and own self by choosing...

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Creon Is the True Tragic Hero

Creon the True Tragic Hero There is much controversy between who the 'tragic hero' is in the play Antigone. Some people say Antigone, some say Creon, others even say Heamon. I believe Creon displays all of the characteristics of a 'tragic hero'. He receives compassion through the audience, yet recognizes his weaknesses and his downfalls from his own self-pride, stubbornness, and controlling demands. He is the true protagonist. Though the audience notices how villainous Creon is, they still express...

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Creon the Tragic Figure

Creon the Tragic Figure Throughout the play Antigone, Creon is portrayed as the king of discipline and pride. Creon’s pride is what makes him the tragic figure of Antigone. Though Antigone takes her life as the result of her sentence from Creon, it is not her pride that defines her fate but her unwillingness to accept her fate. Creon, King of Thebes, suffers his fate of pride. Not by his own demise, but his denial of Antigones brother Polynices burial; this caused catastrophic events in Creon’s...

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Creons Fateful Flaw

one person, her uncle, Creon. In Sophocles’ famous play Antigone, Creon, the king of Thebes, suffers from greater hubris than Antigone because he is selfish, stubborn and domineering. One of the reasons why Creon suffers from excessive pride is because he is selfish. An example that shows that he is egoistic or selfish is that Creon does not care about how his son’s life would turn out to be after Antigone’s death. Before Antigone is taken away Ismene says to Creon “But your own son’s bride...

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Creon as the Tragic Hero of an

complete with out a tragic hero. Sophocles wrote Antigone with a specific character in mind for this part. Based on Aristotle's definition, Creon is the tragic hero of Antigone. Creon fits Aristotle's tragic hero traits as a significant person who is faced with difficult decisions. Creon is significant because he is king. This makes him both renowned and prosperous. Creon is not completely good nor completely bad; he is somewhere in-between, as humans are. The audience can relate to this and they admire...

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Creon The Tragic Hero In Antigone

or frailty," is a big part of the play "Antigone". Creon is depicted as the tragic hero of "Antigone" because of the characteristics that he shows in the play including his tragic flaw, hubris. Hubris is the characteristic of having excessive pride and self confidence and by the end of the play it has taken over him, which leads to his demise. King Creon is the ruler of Thebes, an ancient city in Upper Egypt and can be described as stubborn. Creon is the tragic hero in "Antigone". Creon's tragic...

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