Having as many differences as they did, it made them uniquely similar in numerous ways. In the end, Creon has a change of heart, but he does not show remorse until Death reminds Creon that he rules nothing, and Death itself rules everything and everyone. He allied with other city-states and attacked his hometown. However, to make the nature of the play even more clear, the Chorus appears halfway through the production to tell the audience that the tragedy has begun. Antigone claims it's 'beautiful to die in such a pursuit,' but her sister Ismene is not so sure.
Here's a hypothetical, similar to the one we pose in : what would happen today if one of America's top generals allied himself with terrorists and led an attack on the U. Creon's stubborn refusal to honor Antigone's desire to bury her slain brother and to acknowledge the opinions of the Theban people, his son Haemon, and the seer Tiresias, leads to the deaths of his wife Eurydice, Haemon, and Antigone. The play's moral is simple. Haemon counters that Creon has gone too far and has defied the gods. Not to be brutal but to set example for his people. A practical man, he firmly distances himself from the tragic aspirations of Oedipus and his line.
Not much of a word, is it! Creon also realizes that it was his fault Haimon dies. But once the wrong is done, a man can turn his back on folly, misfortune too, if he tries to make amends, however low he's fallen, and stops his bullnecked ways. He does not care that 1327 Words 6 Pages Antigone is a play that was written in ancient Greece by the playwright Sophocles. Creon has changes the laws for burial rights based on the dead's relationship to Thebes. Upon whom shall I have to fawn! The people need a strong and steadfast leader to bring them together. He was already heading the wrong direction with his pride and it finally was too much. This statement proves the inevitability of the coming tragic events, and takes the pressure off of the characters to attempt to stop such things from occurring.
Creon's concern for his public image is certainly in some ways self-motivated. In Antigone, by Sophocles, there is conflict between the characters Antigone and Creon. What are the unimportant little sins that I shall have to commit before I am allowed to sink my teeth into life and tear happiness from it! Antigone is far more useful to Thebes as mother to its heir than as its martyr, and he orders her crime covered-up. He is stubborn and his pride is so great, he can not bring himself to acknowledge that he could ever wrong. She is headstrong, and is fiery enough to even face death for something which she believes in.
But because you said yes, all that you can do, for all your crown and your trappings, and your guards—all that your can do is to have me killed. Antigone has a more balance view of private morality as she feel like regardless of the law stating she cannot bury her brother she will , being that burying him is the right thing to… 1130 Words 5 Pages The Characters of Antigone and Creon in Antigone by Sophocles Antigone is story of divine retribution and human imperfectness. But what happens when someone's pride grows into a bad attitude and a stubborn mindset? Creon accuses Haemon of betrayal, stating that as king he must protect the empire against traitors. These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. Her anger reveals that she does not believe in the same laws as Creon, and that, for her, loyalty to her family is more important than Polynices's treason. He answers with the tragedy of Creon, who in the end finds wisdom and learns through his own suffering. Though Creon's first law as king isn't totally unreasonable, it does turn out to be a really, really bad idea.
There is no law or force greater than the will of God, and by denying the dead the right to a decent burial, curses will follow. The similarities that Antigone and Creon shared were independence, loyalty toward their views, cruelty and arrogance… 1266 Words 6 Pages Creon has more balance with public law as he the one who enforces the law. Creon is bound to ideas of good sense, simplicity, and the banal happiness of everyday life. In addition, Creon demands civil disobedience above all. Tomorrow the whole thing will be clear to you.
Though, it's easy to pigeonhole Creon as a big mean man, persecuting his brave, innocent niece, it's just not that simple. For instance, Creon denies a proper burial for anyone he considers a traitor. The light-boned birds and beasts that cling to cover, The lithe fish lighting their reaches of dim water, All are taken, tamed in the net of his mind; The lion on the hill, the wild horse windy-maned, Resign to him; and his blunt yoke has broken The sultry shoulders of the mountain bull. You're rejected for your education, you're rejected for this or that and it's really tough. In this tragedy a powerful king, Creon is brought down by the Gods because of his contempt against their divine laws and true justice is shown to triumph at the end. Teiresias responds by accusing Creon of placing value on things with apparent beauty but no real value. Ethnically, Tuareg describe themselves as white.
But we are bound to go out and bury our brother. The people, represented by the Chorus, seem to support Creon's decree. The thought, or the theme, is revealed in the dialogue from the Prologue to the Second Episode. Creon finally realizes that his hubris has not let him effectively deal with his conflicts. She is driven by emotion more than logical thought. While Antigone was never in a leadership role all three show acts of pride she has some similarities with Creon and Oedipus in the fight within oneself.