Creon's 'Vengeance In Antigone'

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The best word that describes the current state of the play is vengeance. Within the play, Creon is furious that Antigone buried the other brother, and wants Antigone to suffer. “The inflexible heart breaks first, the toughest iron Cracks first, and the wildest horses bend their necks At the pull of the smallest curb” (II, 78-80). This shows Creon’s irritation that someone who was a part of his family, was betraying his own decree. Creon also begins to ‘bargain’ with Antigone, hoping she will prevail and apologise. However, Creon loses his anger when, “Arrest Ismene. I accuse her equally” (II, 88). Creon declares Antigone as a traitor and also claims that Ismene is no different that Antigone. He yells at the guards to arrest Ismene

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