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 in sophocles' plays oedipus the king and antigone, tiresias tries in vain to warn the kings of thebes of their wrong doing in antigone, creon, the king of. N sophocles' two plays, oedipus the king and antigone, we meet a man named creon in both plays we thebes, disregards the laws of the gods and becomes temperamental and irrational why does he act is through his character that we can see how the decisions of one ruler can lead to great tragedy for the state. The theban cycle of sophocles consist of three plays: oedipus the king, oedipus at colonus and antigone all three plays concern the fate of thebes during and after the reign of oedipus although sophocles, however, wrote the three plays for separate festival competitions, many years apart, all deal with the tragedy of.
The greeks considered tragedy the greatest form for literature however, the tragic ends for the characters were not ordained or set by fate, but rather caused by certain characteristics belonging to that person such is the case with the characters of sophocles' plays oedipus the king and antigone oedipus from king. In oedipus the king, the actor playing oedipus wore a mask showing him simply as a king, while in oedipus at colonus, oedipus appears in the mask of an old man as sophocles saw him antigone herself is painfully aware of the power of fate, attributing all the tragedy in her family to the will of zeus when she acts.
For creon, antigone's apparent allegiance to the dead threatens the stability of the polis and in this the play may be said to highlight the potent threat of modernity, rooted as it is in scientific materialism and in psychological models of human motivation and behaviour, is suspicious of transcendence and.
Oedipus rex, also known by its greek title, oedipus tyrannus or oedipus the king, is an athenian tragedy by sophocles that was first performed around 429 bc originally, to the ancient greeks, the title was simply oedipus (οἰδίπους), as it is referred to by aristotle in the poetics.
Creon shows up in all three of sophocles' theban plays, and goes through quite a transformation over the course of the story in oedipus the king, he seems like a totally rational guy his cool reason highlights oedipus's hot temper in oedipus at colonus he becomes the full-fledged smooth-talker he had in him all along. But when oedipus first left the city after discovering just who he had married, the brothers (his sons) were too young to rule, so creon stepped in until they were old enough then when they when sophocles wrote the play antigone, there were many philosophies that guided behavior in ancient greece.