What does Creon symbolize?

What does Creon symbolize?

Antigone and Creon act as symbols of honoring the gods versus honoring man. Antigone will not turn away from the gods, while Creon insists that you must obey the laws of man. Teiresias also acts as a symbol of the will of the gods.

What message about the plague does Creon bring?

Creon returns with a message from the oracle: the plague will end when the murderer of Laius, former king of Thebes, is caught and expelled; the murderer is within the city. Oedipus questions Creon about the murder of Laius, who was killed by thieves on his way to consult an oracle.

Why does Creon change his mind?

In your opinion, what causes Creon to change his mind? Creon changes his mind when Teiresias tells him of the omen at Polyneices’ body, and the chorales advises him to build a tomb and release Antigone.

What good news does Creon bring with him?

To see the gods. What good news does Creon bring with him? There is a remedy to the plague.

Who changes Creon?

Angered, Teiresias condemns Creon’s decision as an act of grave impiety, and predicts that he will be punished by the loss of his own child (1034-1090). After Teiresias has gone, Creon becomes frightened, and at the urging of the chorus finally changes his mind.

What does Jocasta convince Oedipus to do to Creon?

Oedipus’s wife, Jocasta, enters and convinces Oedipus that he should neither kill nor exile Creon, though the reluctant king remains convinced that Creon is guilty. Jocasta tells him that Laius was killed at a three-way crossroads, just before Oedipus arrived in Thebes.

Why did Creon go to the Oracle?

Ans. He went to the Oracle at Delphi to seek Apollo’s advice in saving Thebes from plague. He wanted to know the cause and remedy of the plague from Apollo. Creon brought the message from Delphi Oracle that the gods had caused the plague in Thebes in response to the murder of Laius, the previous king of Thebes.

Does Creon have a change of heart?

Whether he changes out of a sense of the sincere and genuine, or if he has changed out of fear in the predictions of Tiresias, Creon has changed in that he is “shaking in” his “heart.” Here is where transformation has happened in him, but several moments too late.

Why does Creon consider Polyneices a traitor?

Creon decides that Polyneices is a traitor to Thebes because he was fighting against the king, even though Eteocles went against their agreement. Since Eteocles was the king, he determines that he should be given a proper burial, while his brother, Polyneices, should be left unburied.

Why does Oedipus finally back off in his argument with Creon?

Oedipus believes that Creon is behind Teiresias’ claims. This is because Creon is his brother in law and would have a right to the throne. He foreshadows the end of he play in that Oedipus will find his true identity, will become blind, will be poor, and so on.

Why did Oedipus gouge his eyes out?

Oedipus acknowledges that his hubris has left him blind to the truth and is too ashamed of himself to witness the citizens’ reactions. Overall, Oedipus chooses stab out his eyes as a way of punishing himself for his hubris and ignorance.

Why does Oedipus hate Creon?

When Oedipus summons Tiresias to tell him what is plaguing the city and Tiresias tells him that he is the problem, Oedipus accuses Creon of conspiring against him. Creon argues that he does not want to rule and would, therefore, have no incentive to overthrow Oedipus.

Who does Creon say killed Laius?


Question Answer
Who is rumored to have killed Laius? Robbers
Who does Creon advise Oedipus to send for? Teiresias
What does Teiresias say when he arrives, after being sent for by Oedipus? That he will not tell who killed Laius

What is Oedipus’s tragic flaw?

What is Oedipus’ tragic flaw, or hamartia? It is hubris or pride. Upon reaching adulthood and hearing the prophecy that he will murder his father and take his mother as his own wife, he attempts to flee the fate the gods have laid out before him by leaving Corinth.

What does Creon’s response to Oedipus’s accusations tell us about Creon as a character?

The way Creon responds to Oedipus’s accusations show that his character is calm and rational. He is a moderate person who values thinking and who does not want to act impulsively.

What does Creon find out at the oracle of Apollo?

He has sent Creon, his brother-in-law and fellow ruler, to the Delphic oracle to find out how to stop the plague. Creon then tells what he has learned from the god Apollo, who spoke through the oracle: the murderer of Laius, who ruled Thebes before Oedipus, is in Thebes.

What does Oedipus accuse Creon of doing?

Oedipus accuses Creon of trying to overthrow him, since it was he who recommended that Tiresias come. Creon asks Oedipus to be rational, but Oedipus says that he wants Creon murdered.

What does Creon do when he is made king?

Rather than mocking Oedipus, who has just accused him of some pretty terrible things, Creon is gentle. He brings the mutilated and grieving Oedipus inside, away from the public eye and also promises to care for the fallen king’s children. In the end, it is only at Oedipus’ request that Creon banishes him from Thebes.

Why does Creon not bury Polyneices?

He is also Haemon’s father. Creon exiled Oedipus from Thebes after Oedipus killed his father and married his mother. Creon also declared that Polyneices would not receive a proper burial because he committed treason against his own city.

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