Creon's Fate In Antigone

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Antigone’s Fate In Sophocles play, Antigone, King Creon claims that in order to avoid anarchy and chaos the law must be obeyed. Creon ordains that anyone that buries the body Polyneices would be put to death. Antigone disobeys the law, and Creon punishes her even after he realizes it was wrong. Creon wants his people to be afraid of him and respect him. If Antigone honors Creon’s law she will stay alive and be married to Haemon. Antigone will not be dead if she obeys Creon’s law. Creon says, “He who disobeys in any detail shall be put to death by public stoning in the streets of Thebes” (lines 36-37). Creon says this to show he is stern and means what he says. Antigone disobeys the law to honor her brother by burying him, and she is sentenced to death. Creon is willing to kill Antigone, his niece, to back up his word and gain the people’s respect. Creon orders, “I’ll find a cave in some deserted spot and there I will imprison her alive” (lines 73-74). Creon is saying Antigone will be buried alive. …show more content…

Unfortunately, she was killed before she could marry Haemon. Haemon, Creon’s son, wants to respect his father’s wishes; therefore, he does not take up for his fiancé. Haemon says, “Father, I am your son, may your wise judgement rule me, and may I always follow it. / No marriage shall be thought a greater prize for me to win than your good government” (lines 35-38). Haemon is saying his love for Antigone isn’t as strong as his respect for his father. Ismene is appalled that Creon would punish his future daughter-in-law. She also questions Creon, “But she is Haemon’s bride—can you kill her?” (line 568).Despite Ismene’s pleas, Creon kills Antigone

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