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Creon's Character in "Antigone"
An analysis of Creon's development in the play "Antigone" by Sophocles.
# 120500 | 1,000 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Literature (Greek and Roman) , English (Analysis)

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This analysis of Sophocles' tragedy "Antigone" provides an account of how Creon's development in the play mirrors the three elements of the tragic plot offered by Aristotle in the "Poetics." These elements are reversal, recognition and suffering, which are elements that lead Creon from a proud and strong-willed king to a broken heap of humanity.

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"According to Downey, "Antigone" deals with the struggle for the rulership of Thebes that breaks out after Oedipus goes into exile. In his rulership of Thebes, Creon takes it upon himself to establish laws that are in violation of the natural law or law of the Gods. From a proud and fiery ruler, Creon becomes a broken man yearning for death by the end of Sophocles tragedy, "Antigone". In so doing, we can see that Sophocles' development of Creon's character follows Aristotle's tragic plot that encompasses a..."

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