The similarities between Creon and Antigone
'Ah Creon! Is there no man left in the world-' Teirsesias
Greek theatre played a large role in Greece. The citizens were supposed to learn
from the mistakes made in tragedies. The citizens should have learned what not to be like
as a citizen or person. In a Greek trilogy written by Sophocles there are two main
characters, Antigone and Creon. They are both strong willed and stubborn people. Both
being unwilling to change, they both seal each others fate. Creon is passionate. .
Antigone is full of rage. They are both so similar they can not see eye to eye. Although
they may seem quite different, Creon and Antigone share many similarities throughout
They are both very independent people. Antigone is extremely independent.. She
doesn't mind doing anything on her own. For example, in the beginning of the story
when Antigone is talking with Ismene, she asks for her help .
When Ismene refuses she
is furious with her. Then Ismene decides to act independently. Creon is also very
independent. He refuses to accept anyone's opinions except his own. When his son
Haimon comes to talk with him he refuses to listen , claiming that Haimon is 'girlstruck!'
and corrupted . Teirsesais comes and tells him a morbid prophecy. Creon will not listen
to this either. He claims that Teirsesais has been corrupted by money, like many
prophets at that time. He finally listens to the Charagous when reminded that Teiresias
has never been wrong. Antigone has no problem working by her self either. She
demonstrates this when she slipped by all the guards that were protecting the dead body
Creon and Antigone are both independent, and they are both very loyal. They are
loyal to their views.