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Antigone, Sophocles Drama King Creon This Is About King Creon In The Story Antigone And His Tragic Flaws.

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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 theadvice of others even though they warn him of his actions.Throughout the play Creon is given advice on numerous accounts, but refusesto 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. Creon's 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.Creon's inability to show compassion for those whose morals are valued moreto them than their lives, like Antigone, sets the scene for a tragedy to beproduced. Only after it is too late he realizes that he had made a fatal mistake in notlistening to reason offered to him by so many. He ends up losing those he valued most in his life, which include...

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