Examples Of Creon In Antigone

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In the play "Antigone", there are distinct conflicts between Creon and Antigone. Antigone beliefs of the gods in high reverence. She feels that the laws of the gods should be obeyed above all others, especially when it comes to respect to a family. Creon, on the other hand, feels that all should obey the laws set forth by him, even if other beliefs, or religious, stated otherwise. Regarding for the laws of the city this causes Creon to abandon all other beliefs. Socrates has an opposing viewpoint that would have relation to Creon’s actions. Socrates believed that when putting an innocent man to death is worse than dying himself. This is stated when he stated, “I speak because because I am convinced that I never intentionally wronged anyone” (Plato, 37). …show more content…

For example, when she puts aside her grave fear of consequence to traverse the bridge. Antigone is overwhelmed by her own stubbornness, which leads to a tragic situation. Antigone refuses to compromise with her sister, Ismene, whom when she first learns of her brother's death. Antigone's unrepressed emotions gives a voice of dissatisfaction with Creon’s. Ever since Antigone gets herself in that situation facing Creon’s wrath, but still she doesn’t make a decision on how to bury her brother. "There is nothing shameful in burying my brother (Plato,72). Antigone's morals are still unable to see her tragic flaw. With Antigone’s death it is viewed by her insolence toward Creon, but by her failure to reason with her emotional values. Antigone impels Creon by defying his order which causes the fate of her life. Instead of obeying to Creon’s verdict this overcomes her and she became fine with the thought of her brother’s

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