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Creon a man of extreme pride caused the tragedy of Thebes with is many character flaws His son Haemon advised him to become more compassionate Teiresias the prophet advised him to change his pride-filled ways Yet through Creons actions he crushed his family Perhaps Antigones tragedy man have been avoided if he headed their words of wisdom Creon has many character flaws that led to the tragic end of the play One of the many flaws Creon exhibits is a paranoia that people around him are plotting against him He even accuses the elders of being these who have whispered together stiff-necked anarchistsScheming against me in alleys Scene 1 line 113-115 This paranoia leads him to make rash decisions Such as when he threatens to take the Sentrys life if he doesnt find out who buried Polyneices Creon is also very stubborn This is shown when he will not change his mind about Antigones fate even after much counseling This however only leads to his sons intervention Haemon witnesses his fathers unbending will when Haemon goes to reason with his father Haemon asks his father to take his advice and not have Antigone executed but because of Creons stubbornness for the law of the state Creon gets furious and makes the situation worse then it already was He was way too proud to take advice from someone younger and in his anger he decided to kill Antigone right away in front of Haemons eyes Bring the woman out Let her die before his eyes Scene 3 line 130 This was too much for Haemon to take and he runs out of the room yelling her death will cause another Scene 3 line 119 Blinded by his pride and arrogance Creon takes that remark as a threat to himself unknowing that it wasnt directed to him but was a suicide threat by his own son Teiresas came to Creon to advise him against his thoughtless
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