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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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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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Relationship Between Antigone and Creon

Relationship between Antigone and Creon Antigone is a play written by Sophocles. The genre of the play that Sophocles wrote was based on tragedy. It is one of the first plays that use tragedy. In the play a young girl named Antigone, stands up against her uncle Creon who is the king. She stands up for her rights, so that she can give a religious burial to Polynices. She was a girl with a lot of will power. This essay talks about the relationship between Antigone and Creon. This essay would contain paragraphs...

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Creon: the Complicated Tyrant

Istahil Ibrahim Prof. Sophie Bourgault POL2107 June 13th, 2012 Creon: The Complicated Tyrant Since the beginning of political thought, the issues surrounding the ‘ideal’ regime and the ‘ideal’ ruler have been hotly contested. These issues have been manifested in various works ranging from ancient plays to philosophical dialogues. How various thinkers argued the ‘ideal’ was to juxtapose it with the opposite – the rule of a tyrant. The philosopher Plato, in his Socratic Dialogue The...

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