The similarites in Antigone and Creon

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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

the story.

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

of Polyneices.

Creon and Antigone are both independent, and they are both very loyal. They are

loyal to their views.