creon oedipus

King Creon and King Oedipus are both alike and different in nature. Both are supposedly naive people with simplistic ambitions. Each one, though seemingly different, comply with what human nature craves to have. Each one may do things differently, but they do it with the same ambitions and motives. In the plays Sophocles wrote, each character has characteristics that arehuman, they are not. However, Sophocles made the characters somewhat exaggerated when compared to the way we act. In the plays “Oedipus and Oedipus at Colonus”, Oedipus is portrayed as an individual that lets overbearing pride and dignity blind him from what is happening around him. One example is when he met king Laios at the crossroads near Thebes. In this situation, both individuals let overbearing pride and dignity get in the way of reason. Because of this, both suffer. Kind Laios paid with his life while Oedipus fulfilled the prediction of him killing his father and marrying his mother. Situation after situation, Oedipus lets his human nature take over. He kept stubborn in the search for the truth about his birth even though everyone around him advised him not to continue. Because he thought he was justified in his search, he continued and found nothing but disaster. Both the plays Oedipus and Oedipus at Colonus describe what happens to us individuals when we let our human nature take over and blind us. In the final play “Antigone”, the tragic hero is King Creon. In the previous plays, King Creon seemed like a reasonable man who would listen to other people’s advice (unlike Oedipus). However, when he becomes king, he begins to neglect this reasonable side of him and follows down the fateful path of Oedipus. He believes he is justified in not burying Polyneices. Because of this, he becomes stubborn. He neglects Antigone and the people of Thebes when they advise him to bury the body of Polyneices. He then sentences Antigone to confinement in a solitary cell. When t…

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