english essay antigone

english essay antigone - Steven Rizzo Antigone Essay 4 Ms...

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Steven Rizzo Ms. Kashman 12/19/05 AP English Antigone Essay 4 In various novels, as in life, many individuals act selfishly without considering the welfare of a group or society. This can very often lead to a negative outcome, especially if the selfish character has power over others. Creon, the king in the Greek writer Sophocles’ play Antigone, fits this description perfectly. His inability to do what is best for his people ends up destroying his family and hurting his city of Thebes. Creon, the King of Thebes, causes tragedy through his self-centered actions and unwillingness to act in the best interest of the people. This stemmed from his decree that Polynices, the son of Oedipus and brother of Eteocles, was a trader to the city because he had attacked it; therefore, his dead body was not deserving of a proper burial, left out as “a tasty meal for the vultures”. On the other hand, Eteocles, who had also died, was buried a hero. Creon’s reasoning is suspect to begin with because Polynices was
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course ENGL 2000 taught by Professor Mohanty, s during the Spring '05 term at Cornell.

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