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Oedipus Versus Creon At first glance Oedipus and Creon are two very different people But as time progresses their personalities and even their fates grow more and more similar In Sophocless play Oedipus the King Oedipus and Creon are two completely opposite people Oedipus is brash and thoughtless whilst Creon is wise and prudent In Oedipus the King Oedipus effectively portrays the idea of the classic flawed hero He becomes arrogant and brash He accuses Creon and Tiresias of treachery Even worse however Oedipus goes against the gods This causes them to punish him severely Creon is the exact antithesis of Oedipus He thinks before he acts Creon is wise and loyal In Sophocles other play Antigone however he undergoes a drastic personality change He becomes more and more like Oedipus Creon commits acts of hubris kills and humiliates people for no reason whatsoever Once he realizes the folly of his ways he punishes himself for going against the gods and destroying all that he loved This is strikingly similar to the story of Oedipus At first Oedipus and Creon seem like entirely different people But through the course of events they share almost identical personalities and even fates In Oedipus the King Oedipus is a brash and arrogant ruler while Creon is his patient thoughtful right hand man After Oedipus and his sons all die and Creon becomes king of Thebes he begins to grow wilder and even more out of control than Oedipus was In Oedipus the King Oedipus accused Creon of bribing Tiresias the blind prophet to make a prediction that will doom Oedipus He accuses Creon of plotting to kill the king 189 He does this without any concrete evidence or proof Oedipus rationalizes that because Creon induced him to send for that sanctimonious prophet Tiresias 190 he is responsible for the prophecy Oedipus assumes that if the two of you Creon and Tiresias had never put heads together we
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