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Hubris: The Ultimate Flaw

Summary: Discusses the play Antigone by Sophocles. Analyzes the major theme of hubris, or pride. Describes how it is through Creon's hubris and his denial of basic moral laws and human feelings, that the tragedy is able to spawn itself in Antigone
Pride is the downfall and the survival of human kind. With it, ambition leading to corruption and power thrives. However, without it, growth, progression and determination suffers. In the Greek play Antigone, Sophocles demonstrates the altering effects of pride on mankind. Antigone the play's protagonist, provides a balanced sense of pride, which motivates her to perform honorable deeds, but deeds that insults Creon, and his sense of pride. His belief in himself as an authority above the Gods leads to the events that causes the tragedy to Antigone and eventually to his own family. It is through Creon's hubris and his denial of basic moral laws and human feelings, the tragedy is able to spawn itself in Antigone.

At the beginning of the play, Creon demonstrates his sense of pride is the catalyst for the tragedy which is yet to come. Creon's pride motivates him to...

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