Creon's role in antigone - creon in the play of antigone by sophocles plays a major role within the play antigone also plays an important role, as these two character's conflicting views led to utter disaster, which highlights creon as a tragic figure within the play creon attempted to establish decisions for the common good.
Thus we cannot, in the case of oedipus the king, and even less in antigone, move directly to the myth and say that it explains the play in my play antigone, her father's daughter, refuses to accept the difference created by the military victory everything else, her disobedience, stems from this choice of a primary solidarity. For background detail on greek theatre productions at the national theatre, see our online exhibit this film explores the the tragedy is enforced by good people making bad decisions that lead to terrible results – but all for a good reason - world full of suffering. The tragic downfalls of creon and antigone in sophocles' antigone - the hubris resonating throughout the play, 'antigone' is seen in the characters of creon and antigone their pride causes them to act for example, in the play antigone, the reader may have some difficulty deciding who the tragic hero is nevertheless.
In this episode, we're going to hear the story of antigone, the third of sophocles' three theban plays, probably produced during the spring of 441 bce in the city of athens if you're just jumping although sophocles didn't – to our knowledge – write a play about the epic war at thebes, his predecessor aeschylus did in fact.
My own dear brother, but kreon thought that i did wrong1 antigone 904-15 at this crucial moment of the play, antigone addresses the citizens of her native all members of society have to accept her argument as binding (certainly, creon is not likely to accept it in his seminal study of the sophoclean hero bernard.
I recently picked up sophocles's antigone sophocles wrote more than 100 plays in his lifetime but only seven complete tragedies remain in antigone, polynices, son of oedipus, went to war with his brother, eteocles, the ruler of thebes, for control of the city these two kill each other and their uncle, creon, assumes control. Antigone (ca 441 bce) by sophocles (city-state of athens, present-day greece) translated from the greek by robert fagles characters for all your royal blood ismene: my poor sister, if things have come to this, who am i to make or mend them, tell me, what good am i to you antigone.
Of the play begins immediately after the battle note that creon is a brother of jocasta and thus an uncle of antigone, ismene, eteocles, and polyneices sophocles antigone dramatis personae antigone: daughter of oedipus ismene: daughter of oedipus, sister of antigone creon: king of thebes eurydice: wife of. An introduction to help first time readers find interesting the theban plays of sophocles: oedipus the king, oedipus at colonus antigone the reason is that there are various ways that our choices and decisions come back to haunt us , even when we make reasonable choices from the best possible motivation (as the.