Creon In Antigone

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“Is it a mistake to honour my own rule?” (849). Kings have the difficult job to decide whether or not to side with his people on some matters or to side with himself. Contrary to what people might think being in power isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. In every possible scenario some citizen is furious with the leader, or some even unintentionally hurt, and that leads to passionate and desperate actions all in the name of justice. In “Antigone” by Sophocles the vile character Creon proves that his actions towards his family and advisors, affects the entirety of the play’s outcome because his stubbornness of his own views and refusal to listen to others makes him a strong-willed man, that has the potential to be a great leader of Thebes,thus …show more content…
This shows how his actions drastically affected the plot of the play, because even though some standout traits give the impression that he can be an extraordinary ruler, resulting in the audience’s sympathy for him, denying to listen to those around him makes his overabundance of pigheadedness hard to ignore. The purpose is to explain the strain and hardship a king suffers for his people. Creon could have changed his decision, making those against him happy, but also giving his citizens the impression that he is flighly and uncommitted, or he could stick to what he originally set out to do, disregarding the opinions and views of his people. Not only does this anger the people but it makes him look like he’s not in it for them, only himself and the glory that comes with being the King. Either way it’s a lose lose situation. The importance is to show how kings, try to make their home a safe and respectable environment, even when it doesn’t seem that way. To any King going back on their rule would be worse than admitting fault, and honestly anyone in their position would do the same

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