Creon Loyalty In Antigone

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Creon Sophocle’s play Antigone suggests that a good leader should provide loyalty and trust, and through actions Creon, shows many reasons to be a loyal character in the play, Creon has good rational reasons for his laws and punishments that he believes that will help him as a king. Even though Creon has a hard time listening to anyone, which makes him stubborn and his pride to increase he is actually doing something that can help his people, Creon and the citizens of Thebes respect the law, which shows loyalty to the state. In the play Creon states “ For me, a man who rules the entire state and does not take the best advise there is, but through fear keeps his mouth forever shut, such man is the worst of men- and always…show more content…
If he was not loyal about his City he would not have made all of these rules. Yes, Creon is very stubborn and controlling, but to be honest it’s for the best. When being loyal to a kingdom it is best to make sure you are doing anything and everything to make sure you are doing your best to make your people believe in you and wanting to keep a strong person as a leader, however in cerons thinking he’s a little hot headed which makes it difficult to believe in him. In the play Ceron is defined as “ A powerfully built, but a weary and wrinkled man suffering the burdens of rule. A practical man, he firmly distances himself from the tragic aspirations of Oedipus and his line.” (981) That Creon is actually trying to do something different compared to the last kings of the city he is demanding more power, respect and oyalty from his people which then gives him the right to give them the same respect as they would for him. Which is understanding, only a true leader would do anything to make sure his people are understanding about his decisions that he will
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