Antigone And Creon Punished

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The Greek gods are some of the most powerful beings in the universe, and had the ability to punish the people of earth whether what they committed was evil or not. The classic Greek story, Antigone, contains many characters that worship the gods and surround their lifestyle around worship, however there are some characters who completely disregard the gods until it’s too late. In the story Antigone, the main character was punished just for the simple act of trying to bury her brother with a proper burial. Due to her father Oedipus being dead, Eteocles was the former king. Both 0f Antigone's brothers fought until death, however their deaths were dealt with in different ways. Eteocles was given the respectful and proper burial for fighting …show more content…
This meaning a character of high status or great power. Creon being the king, wanted Thebes to go back to the way it was, especially after the killing of the former king. With his power, he declared that Polyneices was to not receive a proper burial, and leave him out stranded so vultures and other animals could eat at his dead remains. He made it known to all of Thebes to not undermine his power, or they would be severely punished. However, Antigone was not going to just let her brother be treated that way knowing as well that it wouldn’t please the gods. Antigone went against his rules just to please the gods, but then she was caught by Creon’s guards who were watching over the body. As well as Creon possessing position, he also possessed a tragic flaw. This being he was impulsive and ignorant, and instead of giving Antigone a chance, especially her being his family, he ignored her respectful act she just committed and sentenced her to be locked up in a tomb until she died. As well, when the other citizens heard Antigone was getting punished for this unharmful act, they felt as if she did nothing wrong as well but feared his power to the point they were terrified to speak out. Creon’s son, Haimon, was to soon be married to Antigone and when also hearing this dreadful news he rushed to the kingdom to tell his father that what he was doing was wrong as well. Creon furthermore tells Haimon to not question his authority, and he was going to kill Antigone either in front of him or let her die in the tomb if he didn’t get out. Creon’s mentality of being King led him to being ignorant because he felt that whatever he said was to be listened to nor questioned as well as almost putting himself above the gods rules. Instead of just listening, he made a mistake by sentencing Antigone to this because in reality he would soon be punished for

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