Oedipus does not want to believe the truths Tiresias is telling him and falsely accuses Kreon of plotting against him to become king of Thebes. Kreon is so hurt by this that he tells the chorus, "This accusation against me by our ruler Oedipus, It's outrageous.” By the end of the play, Kreon tells Oedipus that "I'm always as good as my word; I don't speak before I think." In Antigone, Kreon becomes king of Thebes after Polynices and Eteocles commit fratricide in battle. Antigone commits her ‘crime of reverence' by burying Polynices after a direct order from Kreon dictating that everyone leave him on the ground, unburied. Kreon first accuses the council of elders of being stupid and old when they suggest that the gods were behind Polynices' burial.
Obey Your own pronouncement, and from this day on Speak not to me or any man here present. You are the curse, the defiler of this land” From the above excerpt, this is the scene when Teirasias, the blind prophet, is trying to blame on Oedipus that he is the only one who makes his own land, Thebes, less pure since he unknowingly killed his own father, King Laius, and, ignorantly married his own mother, Jocasta. This action begins when Oedipus begs Teirasias to reveal who Laius’ murderer is, but Teirasias answers just that he knows the truth but never wants to tell it. Then, this puzzle makes Oedipus get really angry. So, he bastes Teirasias and insists that Teirasias tell Thebes what he knows.
His uncontrollable anger causes him to take irrational steps, ultimately leading to his demise. Unfortunately, Laertes realizes his mistakes when it is too late to change them, which truly portrays his character as a symbolic tragic hero. When Laertes hears about the death of his father, he furiously leads an angry rebellion against the King, holding a threat to take over the kingdom. A messenger warns the King that: … young Laertes, in a riotous head, O’erbears your officers. The rabble call him “lord,” And, as the world were now but to begin, Antiquity forgot, custom not known, The ratifiers and props of every word, (They) cry “Choose we, Laertes shall be king!” (4.5.111-116) Without even stopping to consider other possible causes to the murder, Laertes assumes that the King is responsible for his father’s death.
The Tragic Hero In Literature and Society (4th edition), Sophocles’ play “Antigone” depicts Creon as the tragic hero because of his tragic flaw, his suffering, and the way he arouses pity and fear in the audience. In Greek mythology, Creon is of noble blood and the ruler of Thebes. He becomes the king after his nephew’s death. He orders a law to forbid anyone from burying Polyneices, brother of the former king Eteocles. Polyneices betrays his kingdom and dies killing his brother.
After which, his two sons, both products of incest, Polyneices and Eteocles have an agreement about taking control; Eteocles will rule for a period, then Polyneices. However, when the time comes for Polyneices’s reign, Eteocles is not ready to be relieved of his duties. Polyneices, filled with rage, decides to build an army and attack the city; however, each brother ends up losing his life. Creon, being the next male relative, is now ruler, and he makes an impulsive decision to bury only Eteocles. Antigone, sibling of the two, is infuriated by her uncle’s bad decision making; thus the play evolved.
Knowing that he caused the death of these three and it will live with him forever, it might as well be as bad as dying. He later shows how he cowardly backs down or is going to back down from being king of Thebes. He says, “led me away I have been rash and foolish” which means he wants to be sent away and he doesn’t want to be king anymore. Even though both Antigone and Creon have the characteristics of being a tragic hero. Sophocles shows that Antigone is more of one then Creon.
Because Claudius wanted to be king more than anything one can assume the suppression of his id caused him to be so aggressive he killed the king. As seen in Claudius’ prayer in act 3 scene 3 lines 37-73;98-99 he feels guilt but no remorse for what he’s done, as seen in lines 98-99, “My words fly up, my thoughts remain below. Words without thoughts never to heaven go.” On the other hand in the story of The Complete Persepolis, the battle
As a reward, he was given the throne to the city, and married the widowed queen. Oedipus ruled as a good king, but a second plague, in the form of disease, has been brought upon the city. To end the people’s suffering, Oedipus consults the Delphic oracle, and it tells him to rid Thebes of the murderer of King Laios, the former king, by execution of banishment. In a search to find the true murderer, Oedipus discovers that he is not really the man that he has thought himself to be; he was not originally from Corinth, but from Thebes, he was not the child of Polybus and Merope, but of King Laios and Queen Iocaste. When a young man, Oedipus had heard a drunken man at a feast cry out that he was not the natural son of Polybus and Merope.
"[Pg 59, Oedipus Rex -Sophocles]. Although edit this new of the Oracle and was warned by Jocasta his Queen he puts aside all wisdom and rationale allowing fear to control his decisions. For me personally, I feel that sometimes when I've lostI still struggle to win this is pride forcing a lost cause. Oedipus attempts to correct is wrong when he discovers the legitimacy of the Oracle regarding himself. "All men make mistakes...and repairs the evil."
Tiresias tells Oedipus that all of Thebes will turn against him, and in his angry confusion, Oedipus begins to believe that Creon and Tiresias are plotting against him. Now that things aren’t working for him anymore Oedipus is led to confusion and anger. He believes as if something or someone is plotting against him. Only Jocasta, Oedipus’ wife, can talk him out of killing Creon. Once Jocasta explains how the former King, Laius, was killed Oedipus realizes that he is the murderer.