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King Creon values his power and influence over his city-state before any other person in his life but as the story unfolds his values shift to those people that should have matter most to him from the beginning King Creon is hard headed in what he believes in and is unwilling to take the advice of others even though they warn him of his actions Throughout the play Creon is given advice on numerous accounts but refuses to take any into consideration Even when talking to the prophet Teiresias warning him that only tragedy can come from being stubborn about his decision to kill Antigone yet Creon stands firm on his ruling and values Whatever you say you will not change my will Page 972 Teiresias has never been known to interpret the future incorrectly Yet Creon verbally insulted him stating he was bribed to make such predictions Creon is blinded by his own ambitions and places too much stock in being a righteous ruler Creons lack of judgement towards the situations and his unwillingness to change his mind-set creates a great deal of turmoil by the cessation of the play Creons inability to show compassion for those whose morals are valued more to them than their lives like Antigone sets the scene for a tragedy to be produced Only after it is too late he realizes that he had made a fatal mistake in not listening to reason offered to him by so many He ends up losing those he valued most in his life which include his wife and son I alone am guilty I know it and I say it Lead me in Quickly friends I have neither life nor substance Lead me inpage 978 He is finally able to admit to his lack of better judgement and he knows that he alone is responsible for the deaths of those he cared for so dearly He has lost everything he valued
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