Creon Essay

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Ryan LaCasse Miss Kettering English 10 October 13, 2014 Creon In the play Antigone by Sophocles, there is a tragic character Creon is the true tragic character. A tragic character is a character that experiences dramatic losses due to his/her flaws or mistakes. Creon is considered a tragic character because he lost most of his family due to his stubbornness. “The inflexible heart breaks first, the toughest iron cracks first, and the wildest horse horses bend their necks at the pull of the curb.” II: l; 88-90 what this quote interprets that if you are too Hard on things then you will end up breaking. Creon said this to show he is smarter than that. From the quote he is suggesting that Antigone will break before him, and he will not give in to her. In scene III line 122 Creon says “You’ll never marry her while she lives.” He says this to his son because Creon does not want his son to marry Antigone. Creon does not want them to marry because he must punish Antigone for breaking his laws. In doing this he makes his son, Haimon, angry. Because of his stubbornness he will lose his son. Towards the middle of scene five Teiresias give Creon a message from the gods that he must change his ways or else bad things will come to him. Creon says “No doubt. Speak: Whatever you say, you will not change my will.” V l; 73&74. The quote can be interoperated as no matter what Teiresias says Creon will not change his mind. And because of this a great deal of bad things will come to him. In the end, Creon lost his family and is the tragic character of the play Antigone by Sophocles. From this play you can learn to never be to stubborn or it can lead to your down

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