Amy guy english 2nd hr november 22, 1999 compare/contrast oedipus and creon as leaders in the plays oedipus of rex and antigone by sophocles, oedipus and creon exert similar characteristics as leaders that ultimately result in their characterization as tragic heroes. Daughter of oedipus and half-sister of oedipus still a small child in oedipus rex , antigone appears at the end to bid farewell to her father she is the main character of sophocles's antigone. Oedipus at colonus: this is a continuation of oedipus rex, but a complete play in its own right in it, oedipus, in it, oedipus, blind and old, who has been wandering from place to place, having been rejected by his family and townsmen. The single most significant action in oedipus at colonus is oedipus's deliberate move offstage to die the final scene of the play has the haste and drive of the beginning of oedipus the king, but this haste, for oedipus at least, is toward peace rather than horror. 6 p r e s t w i c k ho u s e, in c multiple critical perspectives oedipus rex general introduction to the work origins of greek drama sixth century bc - according to legend and recorded by aristotle, thespis essentially invents acting by step.
Compare/contrast oedipus and creon as leaders in the plays oedipus of rex and antigone by sophocles, oedipus and creon exert similar characteristics as leaders that ultimately result in their characterization as tragic heroes. In the plays oedipus the king and antigone sophocles portrays two characters, oedipus and creon, as rulers of thebes after the murder of laius, former king of thebes, oedipus became leader when he successfully solved the riddle of the sphinx. Introduction the characters of oedipus and okonkwo, distanced by thousand of years in myth and literature, are strikingly similar first and foremost, they are doomed heroes, as the greatness they achieve in their lands cannot save them from disaster, and each suffers immense loss.
Character analysis of oedipus the king presentation by grp 1 iv lds written by sophocles (420 bc) also known as oedipus tyrranos or oedipus rex has long been regarded not only as his finest play but also as the purest and most powerful expression of greek tragic drama. Literature ace comparison of macbeth and oedipus background oedipus is a king in the classic greek play oedipus the king by sophocles he is the main character of the play, both as a protagonist and an antagonist at different points of time, and is one of the most discussed literary characters in greek literature. Oedipus rex versus antigone in oedipus rex the character of creon serves as a foil to oedipus creon is portrayed as a rational, ethical, and dutiful leader who represents the need for a stable society. Characters in antigone creon: king of thebes, who creates conﬂict when he forbids the burial of polynices antigone: daughter of oedipus, sister of polynices, and niece of creon.
In antigone, creon is a horrible leader he is too afraid of anarchy to be a very effective ruler he is too afraid of anarchy to be a very effective ruler he makes pronouncements without. Angel burford the hubris of persons in oedipus rex and antigonê versus the power of divinity 2 one of the biggest themes in greek mythology and theatre is the issue of the power of the gods, fate, trust, and the free will of humans. The most obvious of oedipus' character traits was his arrogance he was sure that creon wanted his crown and believed that he was the only person in the world who could have saved the city from the sphinx's plague.
In any comparison of okonkwo and oedipus in the stories things fall apart by chinua achebe and oedipus rex by sophocles, it is important to note that they share a common trait that is, at least in part, the basis for downfall. Home oedipus rex or oedipus the king q & a 4 compare and contrast creon's oedipus rex or oedipus the king 4 compare and contrast creon's and oedipus characteristics and behaviors. List the characteristics (good or bad) of jocasta (as wife and mother) and of creon (as friend and leader) 7 through oedipus rex sophocles presents the idea that suffering brings about wisdom and that this suffering.
Second, the title characters in the plays are related, as antigone is the daughter of oedipus therefore, they share the same fate due to their common blood the outcome of the antigone play has an influence on oedipus and vice-versa. Antigone says that griefs are handed down in oedipus's family, implicitly comparing grief to a family heirloom in her first speech, antigone seems a dangerous woman, well on her way to going over the edge. Antigone and oedipus antigone and oedipus in the plays oedipus of rex and antigone by sophocles, oedipus and creon exert similar characteristics as leaders that ultimately result in their characterization as tragic heroes.