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Creon the Authoritarian Banish the man or pay back blood with blood Murder sets the plague-storm on the city In Sophocless tragedies Oedipus the King and Antigone Creon is an authoritarian It can be seen that Creon is an authoritarian when he is elevated to king and how he is an order politician as king which leads to his demise Creons authoritarian persona is initially exposed when he is elevated to king in the closing stages of Oedipus the King When Creon takes over Oedipuss throne Creon rubs in Oedipuss face that he is the new king and none of Oedipuss power will follow him through life which establishes Creon as being considered an authoritarian Creon not only procures Oedipuss reign as king but he also brings in Oedipuss children Creon takes the children away from Oedipus to illustrate his authority in being the new king When Oedipus is escorted out of the palace he is holding on to his children Creon expresses his authority as the new king by ordering Oedipus to come along let go of your children Creons elevation to king divulges just the beginning of his authoritarian nature A more accurate example of Creons authoritarian nature can be established because of his style of being an order politician as king Creons authoritarian nature makes him an order politician Creon believes the city is the kings and thinks its the law This belief is what makes him the order politician in Antigone He thinks he owns the city and can tell everyone what to do As Creon sees it whoever assumes the task the awesome task of setting the citys course and refuses to adopt the soundest policies but fearing someone keeps his lips tight hes utterly worthless Creon believes that he must be in unmitigated control of himself and his people Readers recognize that Creon is going to be an
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