Creon Immoral Decisions In Antigone

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A Greek tragedy would not be complete without an evil or immoral character. In Antigone, Creon was not only the tragic hero, but he was also the most immoral character. Creon’s excessive pride results in his downfall, and it negatively influences many of the other characters in the play. If it wasn’t for his title of ruler of Thebes, readers would not act as sympathetically towards Creon throughout the play. The most obvious immoral decision that Creon made in Antigone was the decision to deny Antigone a burial for her brother, Polyneices. According to Creon, Polyneices is a “traitor” because he fought against his state. Because of Polyneices’s actions, Creon states that Antigone should “leave Polyneices without burial” and “watch

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