"Ah Creon! Is there no man left in the world-" Teirsesias
Greek theatre played a large role in Greece. The citizens were supposed
to learn from the mistakes made in tragedies. The citizens should have learned
what not to be like as a citizen or person. In a Greek trilogy written by
Sophocles there are two main characters, Antigone and Creon. They are both
strong willed and stubborn people. Both being unwilling to change, they both
seal each others fate. Creon is passionate. . Antigone is full of rage. They
are both so similar they can not see eye to eye. Although they may seem quite
different, Creon and Antigone share many similarities throughout the story.
They are both very independent people. Antigone is extremely
independent.. She doesn't mind doing anything on her own. For example, in the
beginning of the story when Antigone is talking with Ismene, she asks for her
help . When Ismene refuses she is furious with her. Then Ismene decides to
act independently. Creon is also very independent. He refuses to accept
anyone's opinions except his own. When his son Haimon comes to talk with him he
refuses to listen , claiming that Haimon is "girlstruck!" and corrupted .
Teirsesais comes and tells him a morbid prophecy. Creon will not listen to this
either. He claims that Teirsesais has been corrupted by money, like many
prophets at that time. He finally listens to the Charagous when reminded that
Teiresias has never been wrong. Antigone has no problem working by her self
either. She demonstrates this when she slipped by all the guards that were
protecting the dead body of Polyneices.
Creon and Antigone are both independent, and they are both very loyal.
They are loyal to their views. Creon is especially loyal to his laws.
Antigone is loyal to her beliefs. Creon will not change his laws. An example
of this occurs when he and Antigone argue. He calls her "A traitor" For giving
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