In my opinion, dramatic irony was added because Creon is slightly arrogant character. I predicted that he would be disappointed in him and that he will get what he deserves for being so evil to the people of his country. Another example is when Creon finds out that Antigone disobeyed his law. King Creon got so angry when the Choragus said, “I have been wondering, King: can it be that the gods have done this” (1077). The Choragus provides
These loses know how to bring great regret and guilt to Creon. Creon suddenly experiences his horrible anagorisis. He realizes that had he only listened to Haimon, Theriesies, or Charagos sooner, the people closest to him would not have left him. Although his hubris once maintained fear in his people, it eventually results in a significant loss of respect. In this unimaginable position of sorrow there is nothing Creon can do to fix anything at all.
If Caesar were still alive people would not be fighting about this, so this is all Brutus’s fault that there is this big conflict. He wants the Roman citizens to feel sorrow for Caesar and his death but enlightened that his tragic ways have ended. Antony understands that all the Romans are seeing that Brutus is not a great
The death of his son and his wife exceeds his mistakes. He was able to realize his mistake before the tragedy occurs. He has to live with his punishment. When I read the play, I felt anger then pity. I was angry because of Creon’s ignorance.
“There is no happiness where there is no wisdom” (Choragos, scene 4) This line, spoken by Choragus suggests at Creon’s experience up to the deaths of his wife, Haemon, and Antigone. Through unwise naive actions, Creon causes himself great sadness because the people who he felt the closest to died. The whole mess started when Creon made an ignorant law against burying Polyneices, Antigone's brother, because Polyneicesbetrayed the city. Creon wasn’t his using wisdom when he declares that Polyneices can’t have a proper burial; he acted against the gods and the other citizens of Thebes's beliefs. After Creon’s law came to pass, Antigone then went ahead and buried her brother, believing she should follow the gods laws instead of her own king’s.
Instead of stopping the rape, Amir simply turned his back on the incident, and tried to forget it even happened. More than likely, “The Rich Brother’s”, a story written by Tobias Wolff, acclaimed short story author, Pete would be ashamed of Amir’s actions. Pete faces his problems head on, so that is why he became
Antigone Essay Aleris Guereca Per.2 December 12 2011 Language arts (Honors) In the play Antigone by Sophocoles, Kreon the king of Thebes, is put in a position as a bad person who doesn’t care about no one but himself. They show this in the play by showing how Kreon doesn’t want to burry his own brother Polyneices which is not respectful to the people and his brother. Kreon puts himself against this position because he made a law that if his brother Polyneices died that no one could burry him. In the play Antigone there are many stages that Kreon has to go through to find himself. “I’m alive though, and no woman will rule me” (50).
In Ode 1 of the play, another strophe of the chorus proceeds after the scene between Creon and the sentry, lamenting on Creon’s growing ignorance and pride. Prior to the strophe, Creon rebuked a sentry, claiming him responsible to the crime of Polyneices’ burial. Despite the pleads from the sentry, Creon refused to give him mercy or believe him. “How dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong!”(1355) Creon is beginning to appear as a wrongful, unjust king and the Chorus overshadows that more conflicts will arise because of the new, proud king. The chorus warned the audience of the dreadful pride of Creon by using mostly metaphors.
It is as if his ego ceases to exist as he confesses that “I will not fight with destiny” (1.5). When fear is put upon him, his ego is instantaneously affected. Choragos is the first to realize that it is too late for Creon to try to change the prophecy when he learns from the messengers “Haimon is dead; and the hand that killed him is his own (Exodos). Creon already depressed, gets the rest of his heart torn to pieces when the messenger returns to announce “the queen is dead” (Exodos). The once mighty King cries like an infant when he hears of his despair, “Oh pity!
He says that Haemon’s life will be the payment to Creon’s debts to the Gods and that Creon has now gone beyond forgiveness. When Teiresias is led away by his acolyte the chorus reminds Creon that no one has ever known Teiresias’ prophecies to be false and Creon finally realizes he needs to undo what he has done but it is too late. Creon’s failure does not go unnoticed by the Gods and he is punished for the bad decisions he has made. Throughout the play, Creon’s failures cause much calamity. Though at the time of the bad decisions, Creon believes he was doing what is best for Thebes, his stubbornness and pride prevents him from being a good leader.