Creon antigone's uncle, the powerfully built king creon is a weary, wrinkled man suffering the burdens of rule before the deaths of oedipus and his sons, he dedicated himself to art patronage but has now surrendered himself entirely to the throne. In the play antigone, the king of thebes, creon, decrees that polynices should not be given a proper burial because he is a traitor and turns against his city. Literature study guides antigone the oedipus plays character analysis antigone is oedipus's daughter and the niece of creon, who is the new king of thebes. Literary analysis - burial at thebes essay about oedipus as king of thebes: antigone by sophocles [tags: creon, thebes, polynices].
Oedipus rex (oedipus the king) study guide contains a biography of sophocles, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis. Character analysis creon is the antagonist as the new king of thebes, he refuses to give polynices a proper burial he believes polynices was a traitor to. The burial at thebes by seamus play is one of the most enduring texts in the history of western literary, philosophical and political consciousness instructions of her uncle, king creon.
After the war between oedipus' two sons eteocles and polyneices killed both brothers, creon, their uncle, ascended to the throne as the nearest kinsman this speech is creon's first as king and its main aims are to explain his legitimacy, outline his political ideals and justify his proclamation regarding the treatment of polyneices. Antigone-literary analysis one of the major yet obvious conflicts revealed to us in an early stage of the play is the between creon, the king of all thebes, and. Creon is a strong king because thebes is important to him, but he also wants to be respected antigone and creon have different ideas of what is right and what is wrong therefore, one cannot judge who is right and who is wrong. Antigone lines 1-416 summary & analysis from litcharts | the creators of sparknotes creon, is king of thebes creon uses his first speech as king to explain.
Literature / oedipus the king / characters / creon was the king of thebes when the sphinx started tormenting his city, he proclaimed that anybody who could solve. How to write literary analysis she must follow the king's decree—she does not want to risk punishment by death between antigone and creon there can be. How to write literary analysis when we first see creon in oedipus the king, creon is shown to be separate from the citizens of thebes he tells oedipus that he. Creon, king of thebes, is antigone's uncle he decrees that her brother should not, as a rebel, receive the proper rites of burial in sophocles's antigone, the heroine ignores his edict and. Pdf downloads of all 726 litcharts literature creon character analysis creon becomes king of thebes when oedipus's two sons die while battling each other for.
Daughter of tragic former king of thebes oedipus, and brother of polynices and eteocles when king creon oversteps his authority by ordering that the corpse of polynices not be buried and instead rot in public as a warning against rebellion, antigone's rebellious nature really kicks in. A concise literary analysis for oedipus the king this article is about a literary criticism for oedipus the king oedipus the king is a narration depicting how we. Literary analysis in oedipus the king introduction the paper attempts to make literary analysis of the play by sophocles, oedipus the king the content will cover aspects like the tragic and ironic theme within the play within the context of jocasta's character. Instead the two warring brothers are both killed and creon, antigone's uncle, becomes king creon honors the brother who defends thebes but forbids the removal of the corpse of the second, condemning it to rot as a traitor.
Oedipus the king, analysis introduction oedipes, aware that there is a curse on thebes, sends creon for additional information to the apollo, the god of prophecy. In the play antigone, written by sophocels, there are many complications the most important event is the killing of antigone's two brothers, eteocles and polynices it was the main inspiration for the whole play it all starts after king oedipus was banished from the city of thebes after he knows. King creon has delivered an edict stating whoever buries polyneices, a traitor to thebes, would be stoned to death this initial incident is the beginning of creon's hubris shortly after he makes this statement, it is discovered that polyneices. Laius, the king of thebes had entrusted the throne to creon while he was in delphi to confer with the oracle meanwhile, the sphinx and its spell had assailed the city creon, learning that laius was dead, had offered the hand of her sister, jocasta - the queen, to anyone who could solve the puzzle.