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Creon: A Bad Leader

! Creon: A Bad Leader Being a good leader means that someone is humble, thoughtful and unselfish. Creon is a rather weak man who has been placed into a position of authority and is incapable of handling the position well. He is a self-conceited man who is also very narrow minded. Creon who only thinks of himself, not the good of the people, causes him to lose many dear family members. And he doesn't like to be wrong or to be told that he is wrong. He is stubborn and doesn't want to change ...

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Newspaper Article Creon S Proclamation

! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! Creon’s Proclamation ! ! ! ! ! Pierce Luck Political Theory ! 12th The Great Ruler of the Land of Thebes, Creon, has decreed that his brother Polynieces will not be BURIED. Due to the betrayal of Polynieces he will not be honored with a burial. Heard from a citizen from Thebes, Creon stated “Never to grant traitors and subversives Equal footing with loyal citizens, but to honor patriots in life and death”. The Law of the Land is to be respected...

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Why Creon is the tragic figure in Antigone

In the play Antigone, Creon is the tragic figure because he has many character flaws which lead to his downfall and consequential remorse. Creon is the king in this play, and has control over laws and people. This constant power brings out all of the worst and most dangerous characteristics in Creon. He affects many people, both verbally and physically and makes a lasting on impact on the city of Thebes. When the story begins, Creon has issued a law forbidding the proper burial of a fallen...

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Compare the portrayal of Creon in Oedipus the King and Antigone.

In both plays Creon is of high social status. In Antigone he is the king of Thebes. In Oedipus the King he is the brother in law to Oedipus and becomes king at the end of the play. In Antigone, Creon is portrayed as a main character as the plot revolves around him and his decisions as he is the King of Thebes. In this play Creon's character is irrational, as he does not obey the Laws of the Gods by sentencing his son's fiancée to a slow death, 'she'll never escape, she and her blood sister, the...

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Qualifications of a Tragic Hero: Antigone vs. Creon

Qualifications of a Tragic Hero: Antigone vs. Creon In the tragedy of Antigone by Sophocles, Antigone, the main protagonist, is conflicted whether or not to bury her dead brother and go against Creon’s law or follow Creon’s law. Creon is the main antagonist in this story and punishes Antigone for breaking his law and burying Polynieces. Though they are two different characters, Creon and Antigone could both qualify as the tragic hero because they are both responsible for their own fate, endowed...

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Struggle between Antigone and Creon in Sophocles' Antigone

by Sophocles, is a story about the struggle between Antigone, who represents the laws of the gods and Creon, who represents the laws of the state. The play takes place circa 442 B.C. in the city-state of Thebes. The story revolves around the burial of Polyneices. Polyneices led an army against his brother, Etocles, the King of Thebes. They killed each other in battle and the new king, Creon, made a decree that only Etocles was to be buried because Polyneices was his rival. Antigone, sister of...

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Like Uncle In Antigone, Sophocles portrays Creon is as a leader, but as most Greek tragedies evolve, nothing remains the same for long. As shown in the play, Oedipus the King, Oedipus comes to power when he solves the riddle of the sphinx. His reign ends with a catastrophic death. After Oedipus’ death, his two sons, Polyneices and Etoeocles, tragically kill each other in battle. As a result Creon ascends to the throne. In Sophocles’ Antigone, Creon represents the tragic hero due to the tragic...

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plays at the theater; one of them for instance was the play of Antigone written by Sophocles. The play was about an absolute ruler named Creon, who ruled the city state of Thebes with merciless authority. Through Creon’s tenacious conceit and his misuse of power over Thebes, Sophocles reveals that relentless pride always results in harmful consequences. Creon demonstrated his inflexibility when he didn’t want to be accused for his wrongdoings because of his dignity. When he was told that his orders...

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Creon Tragic Hero Essay about "Antigone," by Sophocles. Discusses why Creon IS a tragic hero in the book "Antigone".

be of noble stature, can not be perfect, their downfall most be their fault, their misfortune is not wholly deserved, the fall is not a total loss, and has a moral purpose. Therefore, Creon is the tragic hero in Antigone because he is of noble stature, posses character flaws, and his fall is not an entire loss. Creon is the brother of Jocasta, who was the wife and mother of Oedipus, who was the king of Thebes. He becomes ruler of Thebes after the s of Oedipus' two sons, Eteocles and Polynices in the...

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How far do Creon and Antigone fit Aristotle's definition of a tragic hero.

How far do Creon and Antigone fit Aristotle's definition of a tragic hero? Aristotle defined a tragic hero as: - "The intermediate sort of person, one whop is not pre-eminently virtuous and just, one who incurs misfortune not as a result of vice and depravity, but by some error of judgement while enjoying great reputation and prosperity" and Creon and Antigone are the characters that could fit this definition best. Aristotle first of all suggests that a tragic hero must be someone of...

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