Who is Creon in Oedipus Rex?


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1. What is Creon's relationship to Oedipus?

2. What does Creon believe about punishment?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Creon, as Sophocles portrays him in Oedipus Rex, stands in sharp contrast to Oedipus himself. As you answer the test questions on this worksheet/quiz combo, you will examine your understanding of his position in Oedipus's family and what he does as the play closes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz will test what you know about Creon by asking you:

  • How Creon is related to Oedipus
  • What his feelings are related to the concept of punishment
  • Which character is the protagonist

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of Oedipus Rex to explain how Creon and Jocasta are connected
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about Creon's beliefs concerning punishment
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Creon's action at the conclusion of the play

Additional Learning

If you're interested in finding out more about this character, examine the lesson titled Who is Creon in Oedipus Rex?. By the time you reach the end of the lesson, you should be able to:

  • Describe Creon's function as a speaker of unwelcome truths
  • Explain why he's the one who drives the action in the play
  • Discuss the premise that Creon is actually the hero