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Creon In Sophocles Antigone

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Creon’s agony at the end of the play Antigone by Sophocles does not compare to the amount of selfishness and stubbornness he had before he was responsible for the deaths of three people, including his son. Stubbornness and excessive pride are common factors on why most heroes fall, since they believe they are superior they think nothing bad will happen to them, causing a downward spiral for themselves and the others around them. Therefore, Creon’s inability to reason and his egotistical characteristics led to his downfall causing serious consequences by his belief of superiority to Antigone, his inability to reason with his son Haemon, and his unwillingness to change Antigone’s punishment.
First of all, Creon’s stubbornness

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