The play Antigone by Sophocles explains how a powerful king and princess both experience a major downfall due to their respective character flaw. Even though both Antigone and Creon are considered tragic characters, Creon is the character who experiences the more intense downfall. Antigone’s tragic flaw is being too passionate while Creon’s tragic downfall is being too full of pride to make wise decisions. At the end of the play, Creon is still alive and has to deal with the loss of his wife and son thus, making him the most tragic character. Antigone’s tragic flaw is that she is too passionate and strong-willed for her own good.
Although Friar Lawrence’s intentions were good, his decisions and actions were the sole cause of Romeo and Juliet’s death. Do you agree? Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet is the story of two young lovers who fall for one another only to realise that due to the feud their families’ share their love is destined for destruction. With all good intentions the minor character, Friar Lawrence was one of, but not the complete cause of their tragic end. There are three dominant aspects of their deaths, the feud between the two families, Friar Lawrence and most importantly, fate.
Lennie believes that George is just going to yell at him for what he has done. George recites the story of the farm once more, but lacking the normal emotion. George knows that he must kill Lennie to save him from what the other men might do. 43. The impact of Curley's wife's death was about the same as that as the death of the puppy.
Creon which was Antigone's uncle became the official ruler of Thebes. Creon buried Eteocles's body with honor. But because the other brother was perceived as a traitor, Polynices's body was left to rot, however, leaving human remains unburied and exposed to the elements was an affront to the Greek Gods. So, at the play's beginning, Antigone decides to defy Creon's laws. She gives her brother a proper funeral.
Sample Legal Brief Citation: Kreon vs. Antigone Facts: Kreon, uncle of Antigone, who is now the king of Thebes, the very moment he became the ruler he pronounced to follow Thebes’s death rule of burying his own nephews. He proclaimed and was honored to bury Eteokies because he wanted to fight for the city, but he forbids to have a burial ceremony for Polyneikes because Polyneikes was the one that wanted to destroy the city Thebes, and Kreon did not like the fact someone like him wanted to destroy his own city. Antigone in the other hand, is the very opposite of her uncle, she declares to bury her own brother. Antigone does not care what will happen to her. She is eager to break the rules of Thebes for her own brother.
/I held the sword, and he did run on it” (Shakespeare, V, v, 64-65,912). Similar to Antigone, Brutus’s tragedy that occurs due to his breaking of the law to do what is right is sealed when he commits suicide as he sees that Antony and Octavius’s forces defeat his and Cassius’s.
A tragic flaw is a flaw in a character that is the cause of a downfall of the tragic hero in a tragedy. A great example of an awesome tragic hero is Antigone in Sophocles play “Antigone.” In “Antigone” Antigone s a girl whose uncle (Creon) is king. Her brother, Polynecies, has died in a war and King Creon made a decree that no one should bury him. Well, Antigone disobeys Creon and buries her brother. She says that she did it for a higher cause.
Ben Waller Mrs. Callaham Honors English II November 15, 2013 Antigone The tragic hero in the play Antigone is the main character Antigone. She stands up for what she believes in and faces the punishment that she doesn't deserve. Creon wants Antigone and her sister to die because he is afraid they are going to steal the thrown from him, but in the end everything turns to the worst. Antigone dies with a clean conscience after burying her brother even though she knew she would die. Antigone was born into the royal family.
He warned Romeo that “violent delights have violent ends and in their triumph die, fire and powder, which as they kiss, consume.” (2:6:9-11). Friar Lawrence had a feeling that the quick and hasty decisions that were made would not end well. However, he continued on to marry them, believing that their marriage would stop their parents’ feud. In addition, Friar Lawrence gave Juliet the idea of faking her death and saying, “…take thou this vial, being then in bed…” (4:5:93). He suggested the plan of killing herself, which led to Romeo committing suicide due to the death of Juliet.
His ignorance was his flaw leading to his downfall, fulfilling the prophecy he “tried” so hard to avoid. Sophocles’ use of irony helps the audience develop the characters of Oedipus Rex. Verbal irony shows the audience his many tragic flaws such as ignorance, pride, and his egotistical attitude. Situational irony showed us Oedipus’ ignorance of his birth parents and of himself. Dramatic irony showed us the actual truth of Oedipus’ wife/mother and him fulfilling the prophecy because of fate.