Creon is the new ruler of Thebes. King Creon is ready to apply the cruelest laws. Any resistance to his order he considers as anti-state action. Creon recognizes only complete submission to the ruler, even in the case when he is mistaken. He forbade to betray the body of the warrior Eteocles back to his native land. According to king’s opinion, he was only a traitor who dared to encroach on the most sacred - on his homeland. Creon jeopardizes his rule with an unjust act with Antigone. The gods were angry with the king, that’s why terrible disasters are awaiting him.
I am determined that never, if I can help it,Shall evil triumph over good." - Creon
There is no more deadly peril than disobedience;States are devoured by it, homes laid in ruins,Armies defeated, victory turned to rout.White simple obedience saves the lives of hundredsOf honest folk." - Creon
Haemon: No city is property of a single man.Creon: But custom gives possession to the ruler.Haemon: You'd rule a desert beautifully alone.
Creon: See that you never side with those who break my orders.Leader: Never. Only a fool could be in love with death. Creon: Death is the price - you're right. But all too often the mere hope of money has ruined many men.
Creon: Why not? You and the whole breed of seers are mad for money.Tiresias: And the whole race of tyrants lusts for filthy gain.
Money! Money's the curse of man, none greater.That's what wrecks cities, banishes men from homes,Tempts and deludes the most well-meaning soul,Pointing out the way to infamy and shame." - Creon
Creon in the Essays
Antigone (Creon as the Tragic Hero)
In 'Antigone' written by Sophocles, Creon is the tragic hero. Creon is the tragic hero because of his error in judgement, stubborn way of ruling Thebes, his change, and all the tragedy brought on by his actions. Although Creon changed only when a messenger told him there would be a tragic...