Antigone, on the other hand, has what Creon lacks. She knew that she had to bury her brother, regardless of what every other person was telling her. She believed that divine laws were the laws people needs to follow. Antigone takes the long view of things, warning Creon “Nor could I think that a decree of yours-- / A man—could override the laws of Heaven/ Unwritten and unchanging”. The laws of the gods regulating the life of man “are eternal; no man saw their birth”.
Gilgamesh is described as an out of control King of Uruk in mythology. Gilgamesh was certain that he was going to somehow become immortal as a ruler who did not seem to care what the outcome of his recklessness led to. Those under the rule of Gilgamesh prayed to the gods for someone to wrangle is power and so Enkidu was created and sent to tame Gilgamesh. While Enkidu was sent by the gods, he was not the most civilized of created figures. Gilgamesh sends prostitutes to have sex with Enkidu to make him more civilized.
Zeus was beside himself and enraged, he decided to punish Prometheus and his beloved creation: Mankind. To punish Prometheus, Zeus chained him with unbreakable bonds to a rock and set an eagle over him to eat his liver everyday as the eagle was Zeus’ sacred animal. Prometheus was immortal, so
In both stories, Gilgamesh and Beowulf set out to conquer threatening gods outside their city. Beowulf defeats Grendal, a monster who was constantly killing members of Heorot. Gilgamesh kills Humbaba, an evil spirit of nature far in the cedar woods. Another similarity was the revenge from the gods. In Beowulf, Grendal’s mother seeks to destroy Beowulf for killing her son Grendal.
Kreon and Oedipus both have the same social status. As stated before, Kreon articulates that he has no desire to take Oedipus’ place as king because he, Iokaste and Oedipus all rule the kingdom with equal power. Next, Kreon and Oedipus both show compassion towards troubled people and those in need. When Oedipus finds out that he has slept with his mother and killed his biological father, it was too much for him to
Second, Creon abused his power by thinking that he can change or break the laws of the Gods and not allowing other people to break his laws. He did not want to burry Polyneices' body because he believe a traitor who fought against his home land doesn’t deserve the sane burial as a son who died defending his homeland , but one of the God's laws is that every
I know grendel is a monstrous creature because he kills without remorse throughout the entire book. …I saw myself killing them, on and on and on… ” (Gardner 81). This quote is when Grendel enters the mead hall in the night and all the Danes keep running at him trying to kill him. The next quote is right after the dragon puts his charm on Grendel who decides to test it out. “I held up the guard to taunt them, then held him still higher and leered into his face… As if casually… I bit his head off, crunched through the helmet and skull with my teeth and, sucked the blood that sprayed like a hot, thick geyser from his neck,” (Gardner 79).
Zeus is the King of all gods. He married his own sister. Zeus’ grandma, Gaia, gave Zeus a special sickle to help kill the dragons. Then Zeus set off for the underworld, the dreadful land beneath the earth where the dead lived. The dragon Gaia told him about was terrible.
Hercules stunned the beast with his olive-wood club and then strangled it with his bare hands. It is said that he skinned the lion, using the lion's sharp claws, and ever after wore its hide. Two: Kill the Lernean Hydra The evil, snakelike Hydra had nine heads. If one got hurt, two would grow in its place. But Hercules quickly sliced off the heads, while his charioteer, Iolaus, sealed the
Creon’s steadfast act proves that he puts the gods before himself. The next act of being loyal to the gods is shown by Creon when refusing to have a burial for Jocasta, his own sister. Although it is never actually stated in the play, it is inferred when Oedipus has to “beseech” Creon so that Jocasta might get a funeral and Creon never agrees (Sophocles 469). Those who commit suicide are not supposed to get a funeral, so Creon never agrees and remains faithful to the gods. A last example of the Greek cultural value of being devoted to the gods is made visible by the reason that Oedipus is accursed.