Creon In Antigone: The King Of The King

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Is it wrong for the king to punish people who do not obey the law? What if those people are relatives? In 440 B.C, almost every country was a monarchy, which means the king was a lawmaker of the country and people must obey the law. The king should be a person who is strict to the law and people can rely on. Creon is qualified to be a great king; he strictly follows the law, but unfortunately he is too obsessed with the law until the point that he has no compromise and mercy. The characterization of Creon is confident, ambitious, law following, but also persistent and pessimistic. Even though parts of Creon’s actions are fit to the character of the king, but these characteristics can easily hurt people around him including the family and also, …show more content…
Haemon is taking Creon’s side at the beginning and then switches to convince Creon to forgive Antigone’s behavior. Haemon also brings up how people do not agree with Creon’s action, but Creon is so confident thinking that he is always right and better than everyone else especially women. Creon says that his son is a woman’s slave and that might not listen to Haemon’s appeal. Creon says, “If we must accept defeat, let it be from a man; we must not let people say that a woman beat us” (730-731). All Creon’s actions have shown the readers how confident and stubborn he is and implies that the character Creon is an antagonist of the …show more content…
Because of the stubbornness and a lack of compromise of Creon, at the beginning, for not to burying his nephew, Polyneices, leads to many effects. Also, Creon’s confidence and obsession in the law has caused him too many deaths of his family members. However, the character of Creon can be found in many people in the real world, who is confident, ambitious, law following. Nonetheless, this quality seems positive, but there has negative effects, and it can be dangerous when taking to the

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