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THE QUALITIES OF CREON As readers we have to make judgments and interpretations of different characters In the book Antigone translated by David Greene there is a character by the name of Creon While reading Antigone some important descriptions about Creon become apparent He views himself as the perfect leader believes he is always correct and wants control over people Creon believes he is the only perfect ruler for Thebes He believes that he can create a better city with his presence I would not be silent if I saw ruin p168 l203-204 I would not count any enemy of my country as a friend- p168 l205-206 He further continues by stating I will make her greater still p168 l210 In this last quote Creon declares that he will improve the city she by his rulings Creon describes how his qualities make him a good ruler and how he would act in different situations Furthermore Creon views himself a good leader because he believes he has the best attributes and no one can compare to him Creon shows his over-confidence when he boasts of his role as the perfect ruler of Thebes In addition Creon believes he is always correct in his judgments and his beliefs Before the sentry even explains the event that has occurred the sentry states that he is only a messenger and that he has not committed the act Yet Creon still
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