Essays Tagged: "Creon"


k legend, was the daughter of Oedipus. When her brothers Eteocles and Polynices killed one another, Creon, king of Thebes, forbade the rebel Polynices' burial. Antigone disobeyed him, performed the ri ... ne.Now the question arises, 'Did Antigone take proper action?'. Was it just to go against her Uncle Creon's wishes and go ahead and bury the brother that was to be left out for the vultures? Would it ...

(5 pages) 112 0 3.9 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Antigone by Sophocles

ne displays her obstinacy which ultimately results in death for her. At the opening of the tragedy, Creon and Antigone are in conflict. Antigone's two brothers have died in a war over the control of t ... are in conflict. Antigone's two brothers have died in a war over the control of the state, leaving Creon at the head of state. Creon in penalizing the leader of the revolt left the one brother unburi ...

(3 pages) 178 0 3.8 Feb/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Oedipus Rex. About the detective process used by Oedipus

is suffering under a terrible plague. Unsure of how to save his people, Oedipus sends a messenger, Creon, to Delphi. There, Creon consults the oracle of Apollo on how to save the city of Thebes.When ... ity of Thebes.When Creon brings the news from Delphi, Oedipus has the people listen with him. Here, Creon reveals that Liaus's murderer dwells in the city of Thebes. The plague, sent by the gods, will ...

(3 pages) 152 0 2.8 Jan/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The similarites in Antigone and Creon

The similarities between Creon and Antigone'Ah Creon! Is there no man left in the world-' TeirsesiasGreek theatre played a la ... tizen or person. In a Greek trilogy written by Sophocles there are two maincharacters, Antigone and Creon. They are both strong willed and stubborn people. Bothbeing unwilling to change, they both sea ... strong willed and stubborn people. Bothbeing unwilling to change, they both seal each others fate. Creon is passionate. .Antigone is full of rage. They are both so similar they can not see eye to eye ...

(5 pages) 162 0 3.9 Mar/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

The Personality Traits of Antigone

he city of Thebes. In the contention for the throne, the two brothers are killed in battle, leaving Creon to be King. With this power, Creon declares that, Polyneices be left unburied, while Eteocles ... corpse of Polyneices would be given absolutely no support from the state and be severely punished. Creon stated, ?Polyneices, I say, is to have no burial: no man is to touch him or say the least pray ...

(5 pages) 149 1 4.0 Mar/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Fate Versus Free Will

ebes with Oedipus as the king and the city his plagued once again.Oedipus is awaiting the return of Creon who was sent to the Delphic Oracle to find out how to stop this epidemic. When he returns, he ... then tells him that he, Oedipus, is the killer. Oedipus is outraged and begins to point fingers at Creon and Teiresias for plotting against him. He believes that Creon wants to be King, but Creon exp ...

(2 pages) 116 0 4.3 Mar/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy


ocus is on the character traits of the main chatacters of the play, most especially of antigone and creon. it begins with a general introduction the greek theatre of the time (the fifth and sixth cent ... a play with a political conflict base line; the state/city against the individual and human nature. Creon's speech on the correct and proper loyalties the citizen should have toward the state was ofte ...

(10 pages) 198 1 4.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Socrates Theme Paper

idea was that Sophocles believed that hubris is destructive and willeventually lead to one's demise.Creon, the proud king of Thebes has such a fatal flaw. His hubris alienates Teiresias,Haimon, and hi ... fatal flaw. His hubris alienates Teiresias,Haimon, and his people. Teiresias attempts to explain to Creon the severity of Creon'sactions, but Creon only shuns Teiresias. No matter how potent the signs ...

(2 pages) 89 0 2.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Oedipus Rex by Sophocles , what led to his downfall?

soon he will have fallen to the bottom. Oedipus believes threepeople are out to get him: Tiresias, Creon, and Jocasta. Believing he is blessed, Oedipusdoes not listen to the words of those close to h ... inedshame." Oedipus, unwilling to turn the mirror on himself, resorts to insulting Tiresias:"Was it Creon that planned this or you yourself...the riddle about man is about himself."A man's fate is his ...

(3 pages) 152 0 4.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

Antigone: A Tragic Hero

of a royal house, yet is unlucky to be born in the House that she is born into. As Antigone defies Creon's law, she is cast into a pool of danger between what she believes is right and what the state ... set that even the Gods are against her will. She is also up against a great foe in fighting that of Creon's edict. Ismene has said this: 'The rest, if we defy our sovereign's edict and his power. Remi ...

(4 pages) 107 0 3.0 Sep/1995

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Antigone or Creon the protagonist in "Antigone", written by Sophocles

AntigoneCritics have traditionally divided over the question of whether Antigone or Creon is the protagonist in the play, Antigone, by Sophocles. The answer lies in ones interpretation ... ill each other in doing so.When the play opens, Antigone is speaking with her sister, Ismene, about Creon's (present king of Thebes) decree that Polyneices be denied a burial. Polyneices' body will be ... When the long darkness under sea roars upAnd bursts drumming death upon the whindwhipped sand (336).Creon becomes a tool of the gods used to further the doom of the family of Oedipus.Antigone knows th ...

(4 pages) 260 0 3.7 Jun/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

King Oedipus, not the hero everyone thinks he is.

it really Sophocles' intention that we regard Oedipus as a 'good' man? Oedipus accuses Tiresias and Creon, two innocent men, of conspiring to dethrone him and take over the country. Would a 'good' man ...

(5 pages) 83 0 3.7 Mar/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Creon's Defense to Oedipus's Accusations and Their Relevance to the Ambivalence Nature of the Kingship

's responsibility to the people and because of the effects of the position on the king's character. Creon reveals such ambivalent thoughts towards the kingship in his speech defending himself from Oed ... se ambivalent thoughts reveal much about the nature of the kingship, especially in conjunction with Creon's later actions in Antigone.In attempting to refute Oedipus's assertion that Creon has taken p ...

(5 pages) 58 0 3.4 Oct/1996

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The True Tragic Hero in Antigone

y hold that it must be Antigone, herself; after all, the play does bear her name. But in actuality, Creon, not Antigone, is the rue tragic hero. In order to determine whether or not Creon is the true ... h poor judgment and/or extreme arrogance. The tragic flaw also dooms the character to a ruinous end.Creon, as king of Thebes, is at the top of the social ladder. He thus already meets one of Aristotle ...

(2 pages) 93 0 3.6 Jul/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Antigone: Political Authority

for their own sake.In Antigone, Sophocles suggests there is no basis for political authority: that Creon's citizens obey him out of fear of the consequences of disobedience. Ismene's obeys his edict ... s death. The soldier reports the attempted burial of Polyneices and brings the captured Antigone to Creon to "save his own sweet skin." The chorus believes no one would risk death out of political or ...

(2 pages) 73 0 3.2 Jul/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Supporting Characters Added Story Depth

ts supporting cast, specifically by the sentry and Ismene. The play's main characters, Antigone and Creon, are critical to the plot; however, what adds depth to the play in many ways are the supportin ... ake the audience chuckle. The sentry's first speech, preceding his delivery of the bad news to King Creon that someone buried Polynices, is a comedic passage:My lord: if I am out of breath, it is not ...

(3 pages) 48 0 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Fate of Oedipus the King

ectual womb rotting with its fruit. (Oed. 6)Unsure of how to save his people, Oedipus consults with Creon about the oracle ofApollo on how to save the city of Thebes. Creon brings news that the gods h ...

(2 pages) 81 0 2.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The concept of Parrhesia in Antigone, by Sophocles.

y of a woman and a man who stand up for what they believe is just. Antigone takes a risk by defying Creon, the king of Thebes. She buries her brother whom Creon ruled would be denied a proper burial a ... believes that it is only just to give her brother a proper burial to pay due respect. Antigone and Creon are unrelenting in their beliefs; their hubris brings about their eventual demise. In their de ...

(8 pages) 65 1 4.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Antogone written by Sophecles Ismene argues that it is hopeless to embark on a hopeless task. Antigone is furious.

it is hopeless to embark on a hopeless task. Antigone is furious.Antigone is furious that her uncle Creon has given funeral honours to one of her brothers but not to the other. Creon has made the deci ... as made the decision to leave Polynices unburied, unwept, and a feast for the birds. Antigone feels Creon has defied her and her sister and feels he has no right to keep her from her own blood. She wa ...

(2 pages) 42 0 4.6 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama

The lone star: Antigone The role that gender plays in the play Antigone

ng just "women."In Antigone, the role played by gender in shaping the conflict between Antigone and Creon is quite significant. This conflict involves two individuals who are very stubborn and headstr ... cause she is just a woman. It is to her understanding that if it was a man that buried her brother; Creon would have looked at the situation differently. Creon does not budge to reverse his decision. ...

(2 pages) 145 0 3.8 Mar/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama