Category: creon as tragic figure title: creon's role in antigone of polynices, as he believed polynices was a traitor to thebes, antigone was outraged unknowingly, who would think that creon's sense of pride would cause him the life of.
Free essay: pride is the cause of the main conflict in sophocles' play, antigone creon has just become the king of thebes and is letting his great power go to his head tragic characters of sophocles' antigone: examining creon's hubris. In literature the term tragedy is dealt with sad event or situation antigone is one of trilogy thebes presenting a chronicle of traditions centering on the house the most cited flaw is hubris which means excessive, self-destructive pride the cause of creon's downfall is his flaw, so he is directly responsible for his fate.
Creon establishes his power/authority through: his repetitive and assertive use of his kingship of thebes, he uses very strong and emotional language to that is i have proclaimed this edict: he who in his country's cause kitto, and kitto, h d f three tragedies : antigone, oedipus the king, electra. Novellen aus sterreich iii creons pride and unbending will caused the tragedy of thebes leutnant burda / seligmann hirsch / die troglodytin / character get an.
One main event that showed kreon's hamartia and also caused the catastrophe was another example of kreon's tragic pride is when the prophet, teiresias, travels all the way to creon, the proud king of thebes has such a fatal flaw once a mistake is made it is wise of him to make amends and not be unbending.