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In both plays Creon is of high social status In Antigone he is the king of Thebes In Oedipus the King he is the brother in law to Oedipus and becomes king at the end of the play In Antigone Creon is portrayed as a main character as the plot revolves around him and his decisions as he is the King of Thebes In this play Creons character is irrational as he does not obey the Laws of the Gods by sentencing his sons fiance to a slow death shell never escape she and her blood sister the most barbaric death Creons character in Antigone shows great hubris This is shown when he harshly punishes Antigone as she betrays him in public This is made far worse by the fact that she is a woman and his sons fiance Creon shows no care for the Laws of the Gods as he punishes Antigone for her brothers burial which is against the Gods rules Also he is not considerate to others He ignores his sons pleads to save Antigone and he also disregards her want to bury her brothers so that they can have a proper afterlife In this play Creon condemns others for example he condemns Antigone to death and also accuses her sister Ismene Creons pride rapidly diminishes when he realises his wrong doings Ai dead lost to the world not through your stupidity no my own This occurs when he founds out both his wife and son have died At this point he loses all respect from the men in Thebes even though many disagreed with his decision to disallow Polynieces burial At the end of the play comes Creons downfall as loses his crown and has to live in suffering as both his wife and son committed suicide therefore some sympathy is felt for him Therefore in Antigone Creon goes from powerful to powerless through his wrongdoings In Oedipus the King Creon
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