Normally, the characters close to the protagonist are all affected by his flaw. He has no mercy when it comes to the law. Because of that act, Oedipus ended up cursing his family and died a horrible death. Creon is then faced with the knowledge that Antigone went against his will and law, and buried her brother. How does Antigone plan to break the law? Antigone is already dead, and he cannot correct his wrong-doing. He expresses suspiciousness when he interacts with every single character and chorus member in the play.
He also knows that three family members take their lives rather than share space one second more in a world dominated by him. Creon is the tragic hero of the play Antigone, because of his superiority in his society, his nobility, and his tragic flaw, self-pride. Creon would be doing the right thing, but it would show that he was wrong in a previous decision and he does not want to admit that he was wrong. They warn Creon that the mob is crowing into the palace. Through choosing the Divine law over Civil law, Antigone also chose death. Previously, Creon argues with Haemon and refuses to respect his son's feelings for Antigone. They can also relate to his ability to make hard decisions with apparent ease.
After the death of Eteocles and Polyneices at each other 's hand, Eteocles was given a ceremonial burial but the body of Polyneices, who was labeled a traitor as a result of Creon 's edict, was left unburied and rotting. This leads me to the conclusion that actually, he is the main tragic character, as he makes many decisions which could have led him either towards his tragedy or away from it, but ultimately he led himself to tragedy. From the story no doubt there are some similarities and differences between Creon and Antigone. Antigone violates the law, and is sentenced to death. It is up to you to do the right thing and never forget about the effects it will have on those around you. Although this short story is titled after Antigone, Creon is the main character and he provides the moral significance in the play.
Specifically, Theban Queen Eurydice is King Creon's wife. Specifically, Theban Princess Antigone breaks a royal edict issued by her uncle, King Creon. She then says: It seems fair to me to die doing it. This decision is based on Creon's downfalls. Creon realizes his hubris and his wrong decision a little too late. She makes no excuses for her civil disobedience. She intends to break her uncle King Creon's law by burying her brother Polyneices … and not to fight her death sentence.
Ismene swears she will bury Polynices herself then. Antigone on the Contemporary World Stage. Creon faces decisions that lead to a no-win situation, with confidence, and he makes the best decision he can, based on his beliefs. He never listened to what others had to say and refused to do so. All of his suffering humbles Creon, and he begins to change and view the world differently. He does not care or know how much the people of Thebes take sides in the matter of the edict of non-burial of the disloyal Theban dead.
Creon tries to give the impression that he is not really in control; if it were up to him, as an individual, things would be different. Specifically, Theban Princess Antigone is the orphaned daughter of disgraced Theban monarchs Oedipus and Jocasta. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011. The city is just coming back together from a state of total anarchy. Many scholars would stake claim to Antigone possessing all the necessary characteristics of a true tragic hero, but many others would argue that Creon holds many qualities as well. These factors led Creon to condemn Antigone to death, and like Teiresias predicted he lost his only son. For this, Antigone is seen as an honorable character and the hero of the play.
Naturally, as his sister Antigone want to see her brother buried properly, and was especially important in this time period because of the various polytheistic beliefs. Once again, though, what seems to be a flaw is also in some ways a virtue. His ideas have been adopted, disputed, expanded, and discussed for several centuries. First, was the conflict of the individual versus the state, in which Antigone represented the individual and Creon the king, the state. Creon is not completely good nor completely bad; he is somewhere in-between, as humans are. In 'Antigone', Theban King Creon's biggest, most fatal flaw is his pride. First he relents on having Ismene executed along with her sister.
For to do excessive things is nonsense. Specifically, Theban Princess Antigone keeps her attitude consistently contradictory, defiant, disrespectful, hostile and in … sulting. Antigone is a Greek tragic piece written by Sophocles. And yet, why does he pity her? Some people argue that Antigone is faced with tough decisions and a downfall, just as Creon is, but she does not meet all of the characteristics. But Eteocles does not give up the royal powers at the end of the first year. It is indeed a difficult decision to make.
Most of the time the decision will not be important enough to determine your fate, as it did for Antigone, Creon, and many others, but no matter what there will be an after effect. She prefers to jump into the Underworld of the afterlife than continue life in Thebes under a sovereign who cares nothing for the suffering of his people, contradicts divine will and denies her brother and his Theban supporters of their god-given rights as Thebans to below ground burials. When Antigone is locked away in the vault, she speaks of the deity Persephone. Creon's bad decision leads to his eventual downfall and demise. He is excessively prideful and believes that his choice is the only correct one. The King shows hardheartedness towards the disloyal Theban dead and the loved ones that the dead leave behind. The flaw usually effects the protagonist and leads to his down fall.
This makes the audience feel pity for him, for he does try to correct his mistake. He possesses the tragic flaws of excessive pride and an oversized ego. The audience can relate to this and they admire his qualities of intelligence in political affairs. The descri … ption is an exact fit with Theban Princess Antigone's defiance of King Creon, her uncle, king and intended father-in-law. He has no idea that his people fear and silently oppose him and admire and silent support his niece. He plans to leave Polyneices' corpse above ground, to the workings of the weather and wildlife. The people, represented by the Chorus, seem to support Creon's decree.