Creon's Character In Sophocles Antigone

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Creon the king of Thebes, is known to be the tragic hero in the play of Antigone. Creon, being known to treating everybody equally and expecting everyone to follow his rules, makes him a strong and powerful leader. Creon attempts to lean away from anarchy by setting these rules for his nation. The play does in fact agree with Creon's thoughts and reasoning of making these strict laws. Creon being the leader he is, would enchant himself with power and reliability by his citizens from looking powerful and ruthless to even family. Creon does what is best for his nation and if the play agrees, so should you. In contention, Creon's theory of ruling is agreed by the play. His theory is represented in multiple ways as a benefiting factor throughout the play. The play agrees with Creon's theory because when the play leaves points the audience is meant to ponder on, it leaves a very controversial point that is, loyalty of family. The idea of Creon treating relatives as he treats citizens does in fact come across the thoughts and minds of the audience. This intent occuring shows us the effect and reaction of making the audience appear to ponder on why we know Creon has a proper ruling …show more content…
Many will state that since Creon was a tragic hero, he has flaws. This is true, however he realizes the flaw because everyone he loved was takes away from him, not because he treated everyone in Thebes equally. Others may also argue that The fate was in the hands of the gods. Although everyone is well educated that the gods were in fact fake and non existent, the gods are not the wisest and wouldn't have chosen Creon to be king if they knew he was not worthy or authorized. A last argument opposers may point out is that the prophet says no man is not wrong. People will argue and say everyone makes mistakes however in this situation it was Antigone and not Creon because Antigone did not realize her flaw at her

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