Creon is the King of Thebes, as well as the uncle of Antigone.

Creon was seen in a different context in Oedipus compared to his character in Antigone....

Antigone is a Greek tragic piece written by Sophocles.

In his opening speech, Creon makes his motives clear, that “no man who is his country’s enemy shall call himself my friend.” This part of his declaration was kept to the letter, as he refused burial for his nephew, Polynices.

After the death of her brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, Creon becomes the ruler of Thebes....

King Creon of Thebes is an ignorant and oppressive ruler.

Nora goes against the grain of middle class society by first forging her father's signature and then deceiving her husband, Torvald, throughout their marriage; Antigone, on the other hand, openly challenges and defies the rule of men, including her uncle and King of Thebes, Creon....

From the story no doubt there are some similarities and differences between Creon and Antigone.

However, Creon’s attitudes and actions change drastically between Oedipus the King and Antigone; gradually coming to mirror Oedipus himself, shifting from humility to the stubborn pride of a tyrant.

Creon took the throne after a tragic quarrel between his two nephews, Eteocles and Polyneices.


From Oedipus the King to Antigone, Creon changes a great deal.

I will show how Creon’s pride of power leads to his destruction, and how Antigone’s pride makes her an honorable character who should be treated as a hero.

In Oedipus the King, Creon has no intention whatsoever of being king.

Martin Heidegger in “The Ode on Man in Sophocles’ Antigone” explains, in a rather involved theory, the destruction of Creon’s character: The conflict between the overwhelming presence of the essent as a whole and man’s violent being-there creates the possibility of downfall into the issueless and placeless: disaster....

Creon begins ruling Thebes in a very difficult time and circumstance.

In the play, the laws of the gods are set up against the laws of man, and the two appear irreconcilable as the values are upheld by equally opposing characters, Creon and Antigone respectively.

In Sophocle’s play, Antigone, the most tragic hero is Creon.

Over the course of Sophocles' three plays Antigone, Oedipus the King, and Oedipus at Colonus, Creon gradually changes from a moral, just king into a morally corrupt and deceptive character....

As King of Thebes, Creon is forced to make difficult decisions.

In Sophocles’s Antigone, the main character (Antigone) acts as a protofeminist by defying the authority of a patriarchal society and taking action according to what she believes is right in her heart.

The first impression of the younger Creon is he very religious.

Analytically speaking, however, Creon does seem to more categorically fit the appellation of “Tragic Hero.” There is no doubt as to the nature of the work, that being tragedy....

Also when Creon is younger he takes advice from people.

Sophocles in his tragedy Antigone teaches about “morally desirable attitudes and behavior,” (4) and uses a woman as heroine and another woman in a supporting role to do most of the instructing of the audience in this regard....