Creon In Sophocles Antigone

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Creon is portrayed as a leader by Sophocles, and in technical terms he is because he served as king. Creon's decisions, his pride, and his desire for leadership hold him back from being a successful ruler. Creon is the tragic hero is the play Antigone. After hearing of the passing of Oedipus, Creon took matters into his own hands and side with nephew, Eteocles, as he and brother Polyneices must battle for the throne. After the brothers are both killed in battle, Creon gives Eteocles a proper burial but bans Polyneices’ burial because Creon found him to be a traitor (Shmoop). Sister of Eteocles and Polyneices, Antigone, returns to Thebes and gives Polyneices a proper burial even though it is illegal. Creon pride held him back and decided to
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