Throughout the play, Creon appears too stubborn and so sure of himself, but do we really know that? Do we really know that he is confident? We don’t know what he is thinking so who are we to say and judge him. There must be reasons why he was stubborn and so hesitate to let his own niece off the hook. When you do not go into deep thinking about why Creon doesn’t let Antigone off the hook, you might think that Creon is just thinking he is just too prideful like mention in the beginning, but it could be because he does not want to be taken advantage off. It can also be that just because he is king, he can’t give his family special treatment cause that would be wrong of him to do but at the same time putting him in a bad situation.
This topic, just like any other topics, has it pros and cons of why we believe that both Antigone and Creon suffered. Both Creon and Antigone suffered a large amount but in my opinion, I think Creon suffers the most for many reasons. My reason for choosing Creon is because Antigone does suffer a lot but in the end where is she? She dies and because of that, she is in peace in heaven or where she is. Also she was the first ones to die besides Polyneices and Etocles. Creon, first of all, yes, it is his fault for not listening when Teiresias, Haimon and Antigone herself...
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...e worst of deaths – death without honor.” In a way Antigone is blaming Ismene for not helping her but in a way she is not.
By the end of the play, if Antigone were still alive if anything, I think she would be the second person with the most blame because if she had not had the thought to bury her brother, nothing would’ve happened and her and Haimon would have probably been able to get married. While Antigone has the second to the most blame, I think Creon would be the one with the most blame along with having the most guilt have the end because if Creon hadn’t had the law that Polyneices couldn’t be buried, Antigone would not have had to go against the law when she did bury him. Also, techniquely, Creon caused all the death because of just one little thing that happened. Therefore, I think Creon suffered the most and also he would have the most blame or guilt.
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