She also has a fatal interaction with the superior force of divine fate that casts a curse on her ancestor, Theban King Labdacus, and all of his descendants. Creon knows that the only reasonable way to promote peace in Thebes is to be strict in his punishment of those who attacked Thebes. The belief that Antigone is the hero is a tough one. Hubris is known as a sense of great pride and through Antigone, Creon and Antigone are shown to… 1018 Words 5 Pages first established during the fourth century in the Poetics, where he defines what makes a tragic hero. While Creon receives a message from the oracle, condemning his actions, he surely regrets them.
He did not know who they were, but in his own feelings of self-sufficiency, he sought to escape his fate without trying to find the identity of his parents. Despite his harsh governing and his crude ideals, he is not good or bad. Many hold that it must be Antigone, herself; after all, the play does bear her name. Oedipus at Colonus is also graced with Antigone's presence. Woe is me, for the wretched blindness of my counsels! After reading the play I thought this story would fit under a feminist approach, until I fully began to understand and analyze each character of the play. Interestingly though, both of the characters, Antigone and Ryuji, appear to contribute to their own deaths, as if choosing to die. She believes that her choice of action is correct, that their brother Polyneices must be buried in accordance with god-given traditions and in violation of recent manmade laws.
Her childhood was spent following Oedipus around. Throughout the play, Antigone continues to demonstrate a strong sense of pride to her own family values. Creon is stubborn and reluctant to back down from his laws. Furthermore, Creon going against the gods leads up to the tragic events which later take place and make him a tragic hero. She evidences her belief in her commitment to getting her brother Polyneices buried. He is the antagonist in that he refuses to honor Polyneices and the gods by burying Polyneices, and when Antigone tries to bury her brother, Creon sentences her to death.
Antigone never has a moment of recognition. That war tends to be dated to 1194 B. Traditionally women are characterized as weak. His stubbornness cost a lot of people lives including his son. Like father like daughter, Theban King Oedipus and Theban Princess Antigone share the tragic flaws of pride and passion. Specifically, the term arrogance describes an exaggerated sense of self, pride. Pride can have a big impact on people when it is taken for.
Antigone's fate seems to be sealed even from the prologue. This is shown through her bloodline in several ways. Her determination is so strong that her character becomes symbolic of family loyalty or blood ties. Soon afterwards, she committed suicide by hanging herself with her halter. However, Antigone challenges these social orders due to her social value of life: burying her brother, Polynices, and giving him a proper burial.
Yet she also represents every renegade or every slave who strives for freedom, for … equal rights. Creon is a very authoritative person and demands control of others. In Antigone Antigone gets promoted to protagonist. The latter description fits Antigone's presentation, which is through her own expressions and the observations of the characters and the members of the chorus. Specifically, no information on dates or ages is given in the play. When King Creon regains his composure and listens to the rumors that are spread among the townsfolk, he changes his mind and decides to spare Antigone.
He does not … indicate whether his original intent is to rescue or join her, but it turns out to be the latter, in death. Many assume that simply because the play is named for Antigone, that she is the tragic hero. Antigone is a no-nonsense kind of woman—and even, when she first appears to us at the end of — a no-nonsense little girl. Its also what makes everyone who they are, but too much pride can seize control of us causing an uproar of karma to surge our way. The city is just coming back together from a state of total anarchy. The tragic hero causes a sense of pity through the tragic downfall that weakens the character. Creon starts off in the play as the king of Thebes, which I found ironic because in Oedipus King he pretty much said he would never want to be king because there is too much 1075 Words 5 Pages downfall.
Finally, the character has an anagnorisis, which is their epiphany that makes them realize their hamartia and see their place in the universe. He was already heading the wrong direction with his pride and it finally was too much. Although Creon was the King of Thebes, he had no power to disobey the gods. Multiple characters in Antigone experience prideful thoughts and actions during the course of the play resulting in the tragedy of negative outcomes in the end. Many assume that simply because the play is named for Antigone, that she is the tragic hero.