Themes: The danger and consequence of Hubris (Excessive Pride)

Themes: The danger and consequence of Hubris (Excessive Pride)
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  • When it is revealed that Antigone was the person responsible for defying Creon's orders to leave Polyneices unburied, Creon begins to show his obsession with pride and power.
  • How dare a citizen, a WOMAN disobey my orders? I am the leader of Thebes and I demand to be respected and treated as a higher power. Antigone shall suffer the consequences; I'll be relentless and show her who's boss!
  • When the prophet enters, he gives advice to the King which makes the King extremely upset as his pride and ego takes over. This pride affects his decisions to listen to the people and make a logical decision.
  • • A man that is narrow minded will never succeed. One who is stubborn is a fool. I advise you King, to be open minded and listen to the people as if you don't, you will sinned.
  • • A man that is narrow minded will never succeed. One who is stubborn is a fool. I advise you King, to be open minded and listen to the people as if you don't, you will sinned.
  • Listen you, geriatric, don't talk to me as if I am a prey. No wealth in the world will be enough to give him a burial. My decision is clear and will not be altered. He is a sinner and is not worth a grave.
  • King Creon's pride not only led to the downfall of Thebes, but led to many deaths. His stubbornness got in the way of allowing him to hear other opinions. His decision affected his life as well as the future of Thebes.
  • My wife, my son, and Antigone are no more. The only heir to the throne is dead. My family is dead and Thebes will die soon.
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