Creon is the character who holds great status in the play. He is the King of Thebes where the kingdom including guards and armies respect him to a point that they are willing to fight for him. Creon’s decrees is the highest law of the land and people are willing to lay the dead unburied and dishonored, which goes against the will of the gods. While Antigone has no status other than the fact that she has royal blood, from a fallen king. When Antigone states that she is going to bury Polyneices Ismene, Antigone’s sister, is terrified for Antigone’s life and tries to stop Antigone by telling her,
If we defy the King’s prerogative
And break the law, our death will be more shameful
Evan than theirs. Remember too that we
Are women, not made to fight with men. Since they
Who rule us now are stronger far than we,
In this and worse than this we must obey them. (lines 59-64) Ismene reminds Antigone that she hold no status as a woman and as a daughter of the disgraced king, so she cannot go against Creon’s laws. Creon is clearly the character who holds status in the play, because he is a male and king. While Antigone is not strong enough to fight a man and cannot save herself from Creon’s...