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Creon's hubris is tied directly to his stubborn and short-sighted insistence that the concerns of the king and the concerns of the state are of greater importance than the concerns of the gods. In this way, Creon puts himself above the gods, overturning the natural order - the higher order The many flaws in Creon's character are all related to his willful disregard of the Greek sense of the "higher order" that governs proper behavior.
In this way, Creon puts himself above the gods, overturning the natural order - the higher order - that gives structure to life according to the philosophy at work in the play.
Creon defines one morality as being aligned with the integrity of the state and its laws.
Antigone defines another morality as being aligned with the will of the gods. She must bury her brother, no matter what the state says, because this is the only moral thing to do.
Burying Polyneices is the only way to maintain the integrity of a natural order that puts the gods above mankind. This theme of laws in conflict is conveyed as a subtle question at the end of Scene I, as the chorus speaks.
When the laws are kept, how proudly his city stands! When the laws are broken, what of his city then? Which laws are most important?
Whose morality is the "true" morality - that of Antigone or that of Creon? The fact that Creon seems to revere himself in his position of king fuels the outrage that he represents; a man fearful of his position sets himself above the gods who are quite secure in theirs.
This is the folly that Tiresias tries to warn Creon about, but Creon is blind to all warnings. Ultimately, Antigone is on the side of the true morality of the play. She is on the side of the gods. Creon's tragic flaw is his unwillingness to yield to Antigone's virtue. He refuses to even see her virtue and refuses to accept the honest assessment of the situation that Tiresias gives him.
Seen in this light, Creon's tragic flaw is displayed every time he defends his decision, whether he is speaking to the sentry, Antigone or Tiresias. The chorus speaks clearly of this flaw in Ode II.Start studying Antigone by Sophocles: Scene 3, Ode 3.
Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Creon’s Fatal Flaw. () Share. The abject failure of U.K. Prime Minister Blair and U.S. President Bush to anticipate the consequences of the Iraq war and their belief that an invading force would be hailed as heroic were, in essence, hubristic, writes Lord David Owen in an article for The World Post.
Sophocles' Antigone - Creon's Fatal Flaw. Words 3 Pages. Antigone - Creon's Fatal Flaw A master artisan and innovator of the Greek tragedy, Sophocles' insightful plays have held their value throughout countless time periods and societies.
Through the use of common literary techniques, Sophocles. Creon's tragic flaw causes him to ignore the pleas of his son.
His son is begging him to listen to him and release Antigone before it is too late, but Creon was too pride to even try to listen to what other people had to say.5/5(6). Oct 21, · From Antigone, what is Creon's tragic flaw?
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Antigone- What is Creon's tragic flaw? In antigone when does creon learn his tragic flaw? In antigone when does creon learn his tragic flaw?Status: Resolved. Arrogance is Antigone's tragic flaw in "Antigone" by Sophocles ( B.C.E.
- B.C.E.). Specifically, the term arrogance describes an exaggerated sense of self, pride.