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Compare and Contrast Oedipus and Creon

Compare and Contrast Oedipus and Creon Creon and Oedipus are two very interesting characters. Their personalities, the way they ruled, forgiveness etc. was very unique to certain situations. In this essay I’m going to compare and contrast the two, and then decide whom I thought was the better ruler. Oedipus was seen as a good leader by the townspeople (Scene3.1468-1475). In the story he demonstrates the qualities any good leader possesses. For instance, when Oedipus learned the plague had...

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Compare/Contrast Creon and Antigone

Compare/Contrast Creon and Antigone In Antigone written by Sophocles, there are two main characters, Antigone and Creon. In the play, King of Thebes, Creon has announced to everyone in the city that no one can mourn or bury Polyneices. Before Creon became a king, Polyneices and Eteocles were fighting to be the king of Thebes after his father, Oedipus died. Polyneices and Eteocles both killed each other in a war. Creon honored only Eteocles but not Polyneices. Their sister, Antigone believes that...

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Oedipus vs. Creon

One City; Two Corrupt Leaders In the plays Oedipus Rex and Antigone by Sophocles, Oedipus and Creon exert similar characteristics as leaders that ultimately result in their characterization as tragic heroes. They take a similar course throughout their stories, which leads to a similar fate, resulting in tragedy. Both characters tried to revive a city in need, but in the process, the hubris they possessed got in the way. Both men had the chance to see that their actions would lead to a tragic ending...

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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 Tragic Hero

In some respects Creon is seen as a positive character, in others as an antagonist. However, if one sees it from a different perspective, it's obvious that Creon is the victim of fate and his own flaws, making him a tragic hero. His first misfortune was to fall from the grace of his people when saying that Antigone should die for her actions. "Your people are beginning to question your judgment and are beginning to side with Antigone." (256-257) This scene is very ironic! Creon is actually trying...

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Creon, the Tragic Hero

Alex Hamilton Mrs. Wolf AP Lit. 6 December 2012 Creon, the True Tragic Hero Aristotle’s definition of a tragic hero is one who is in power or associated with power. They have a hamartia, or flaw, that will ultimately cause their own downfall. Many would use this and claim that Antigone is the tragic hero of the self-named play, but one character has a much more grand fall from the heavens after he losses both wife and son to Antigone (isn’t exactly their main reason, but Antigone’s actions...

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Law and Character Creon

Creon’s downfall This is an analysis of the character Creon from the story, Antigone. Creon is the uncle of Antigone and the king in the story. In my opinion he is very insecure and cocky. He is also very nasty, rude, ignorant, unforgiving, and acts like a dictator. He doesn’t listen to others, and he thinks he is always right about everything. He doesn’t like to be proven wrong, and gets aggravated when he is challenged by others and is proven wrong. Creon's human flaws and emotions such as...

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Oedipus the King and Creon

In Oedipus Rex the character of Creon serves as a foil to Oedipus. An individual who is the foil of another provides contrast. Creon is portrayed as a rational, ethical, and dutiful leader who represents the need for a stable society. All the while Oedipus is portrayed as a rash, unreasonable, and overly confident king, who is constantly trying to keep up with his unavoidable fate. Creon says that he doesn't want to rule alone as sovereign of Thebes. He prefers the power sharing arrangement that...

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Introduction: Antigone and Creon

returned to assault Thebes, then Creon, Antigone uncle became the king of Thebes being the only heir in line to the throne. Creon ordered Polyneices be left to rot unburied on the battle field as a traitor but Antigone could not see reason to let her brothers body rot unburied. Antigone died for her love and loyalty to her family. These two surviving sisters Antigone and Ismene, were then raised by their uncle, Creon, who later installed himself as King.   Creon Creon was not a crown Prince but after...

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Creon as Tragic Hero

Tragedy at its Finest In the Greek play Antigone, Creon and Antigone can both be claimed the title of Tragic Hero. Creon was made king when Oedipus Rex fled the kingship. Creon is the brother in law of Oedipus, and was giving the kingship only because Oedipus’s sons, Eteocles and Polyneices were killed trying to fight for the thrown. Antigone is Oedipus’s daughter and Creon’s niece. When it comes down to who the tragic hero is, Creon most definitely walks away with the title. A tragic hero...

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