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Creons tragic Downfall Creon is the tragic hero of the play Antigone by Sophocles and suffers the greatest downfall It all begins when he maes his public announcment as the new king He states his message loud and clearly to everyone that if anyone feels the need to bury the body od Polyneices they will be going against the law and will be sentenced to death In this powerful speech he shows the need for control and order in the way he plans to rule At the same time he is showing arrogance in the way he insures all of his choices in judgement are correct Creon is told that someone has gone against his words and burried the body of Polyneices he becomes outraged and orders the sentry to find him and turn him over at once The sentry watches as he sees Antigone come out to bury her brothers body for a second time He catches her and she is presented to Creon Creon questions her and she does not deny what she has done He orders her to death She tells him her reasons for her actions but they are completely ignored by Creon Antigone is going to be taken toa vault and left to die Creon being stubborn wont even listen to the pleas and threats of his own son but when Teiresias enters he listens to what will happen if he does not change his decisions So he takes a drastic turn He pushed all of his arrogance aside along with his stobbornness and he asks for help what shall I do At this moment he becomes weak in front of his people Creon the king asking for help He is suppose to know it all He is then told to go quickly and free Antigone from her vault and build a tomb for the body of Polynieces Creon is ordered to do exactly what he stated was against
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