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The Horrible Leader In 5th century BC the Greeks made plays that were not just works of art but words to live by for some of their people One of the many plays Sophocles has written Antigone is the one most enlightening to the Greek people A man named Creon who was very stubborn does not realize until it was to late his mistakes that come to make the play what it is a tragedy Many people resented Creon for his actions and most of his decisions Creon was crowned king after the death of both his nephews brutally killed one another His first action as king was to not permit anyone to hold a proper burial for one nephew because he was exiled He then discovers that Antigone his niece went against his ruling Creon believes even though that she is his niece she should be put to death but he does not wish for anymore to disobey him so he sentences his other niece Ismene to death as well Instead of death he settles on putting Antigone only in a cave so that his fate can be better off A man named Teiresias a blind prophet comes to inform him of his mistakes Creon would not listen did not come to realize that he was making many errors in his wisdom Creon believes that no man refuses payment to do anything And death it is yet money talks Creon then goes on further to say about his dead unburied nephew Let the birds and scavenging dogs do with what the like Throughout his short ruling Creon believed people were going against him Scheming in alleys Once Creon discovered who did it he believed Ismene was guilty as well Creon said Arrest Ismene I accuse her equally Antigone then asked her uncle why her brother was to not be buried He replied An enemy is an enemy even dead He finally says
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