Thursday, February 28, 2019
King Creon from Antigone Is a Tyrant
Amy Lin Mr. Lieu English 1 H 7 December 2012 The Tyrant of Thebes Henry eight of England was infamous for executing people who contested his views. He was a unkind ruler and about of his citizens were compliant to him due to consternation. In Antigone, a play written by Sophocles, the actions of major power Creon are closely akin to Henry VII of England. nance Creon declares a rule that prohibits the burial of his nephew, Polynices, because Polynices had betrayed the city of Thebes and started a rebellion. Creon is enraged when his niece, Antigone, defies his decree and sentences her to death by entombment.Creon is magisterial, selfish, and stubborn in the ways that he commits parlay blasphemy by letting Polynices body decompose unburied and cruelly entombing Antigone liveborn. As a king, Creon is inarguably tyrannical. When he persecutes Antigone, she boldly points out, lucky tyrantsthe perquisites of power unkind power to do and say w shunver pleases them. She makes it clear that Creon is abusive of his imperious powers. In addition, Creon refuses to submit to creator. His son, Haemon, shares the perspectives of Thebes citizens with him and reminds him that Thebes is no city at all, owned by one man alone. Creon dismisses the wise reminders of his son by brusquely declaring, the city is the kings Thats the law When Haemon attempts to use reason and elaborate on the moral reasons as to why Antigone defied Creons decree, Creon refuses to necessitate them simply because of his hubris. In fact, Creon realizes Antigones obligations of honoring her b consumeher, yet he cries, Im not about to prove myself as a liar, no not to my people, Im going to kill her Creon is a ruthless tyrant who does not scruple to destroy anyone who gets in the ways of his tyrannical rule and repute over Thebes.As a father, Creon is undeniably selfish. He does not consider his sons feelings or the possibility that his ruthless actions whitethorn affect his sons life. Creo n is easy aware of the fact that Haemon is in love with Antigone, and yearns to marry her. Yet, he still sends Antigone to a cave and entombs her to death, which is decidedly a cruel and painful way for her to die. After Creon sends Antigone to death, he assumes that in that respect are other fields for Haemon to plow. His selfishness as a father causes Haemon to hate him and attempt to kill him before committing suicide.Creon ignored the plead of Haemon for the bride he yearned for and intemperately stated, you will never marry her, not while shes alive. In a sense, Creon encouraged his son to kill himself because he told him to go past up loving Antigone while she is alive. The death of Haemon was unless expected. Haemon grew disgusted by his fathers selfish and narcissistic thinking. As well as being selfish, Creon is also stubborn and refuses to show empathy in his nieces endeavors. He fails to consider the well-being of anyone other than himself and his reputation as a r uler.Even when he is presented with reason, Creon does not hesitate to withdraw his cruel decision of sentencing his niece, Antigone, to death. When Antigone attempts to explain her obligations of burying Polynices, Creon refuses to alter his cruel sentencing simply because of Antigones gender in society. When the citizens of Thebes reason that Antigone should not die, Creon firmly states, better to fall from power, if fall we must, at the manpower of a mannever be rated inferior to a woman. King Creon does not divvy up about the opinions of his subjects, nor his niece.He only rules to uphold his own opinions that only the opinions of people that conveniently accommodate his pride. Furthermore, he threatens to punish his sentry for deliverance unfavorable news to him. Although the sentry did not commit a crime, or act immorally, Creon tells his sentry that he will send him to death. Clearly, Creon does not care about justice, and is content as long as he has soulfulness to bl ame. King Creon of Thebes is closely akin to the tyrannical King Henry VIII of England in the way of being ruthless tyrants. Both tyrants assigned their subjects to pain deaths for holding values differing from their own.Creon was unquestionably immoral to his subjects, son, and his niece. Yet, he was in perform denial of the fact while he still had time to spare himself. Furthermore, Creon claimed to be religious, yet, he completed double blasphemy by allowing his nephew rot in the city he was once proud of, as well as sending his niece to a slow and excruciating death of entombment. non only did Creon ruin the reputation that he yearned for, he initiated his own declination by condemning anyone who he perceived might tarnish his reputation as well as anyone who did not share his views.