Does Creon kill himself in "Antigone"?


Does Creon kill himself in Antigone?


Antigone is a classic Greek tragedy by Sophocles. It is only one of a handful of his plays that have survived the centuries. In Antigone, King Creon of Thebes exacts revenge upon the rebel Polynices by leaving his corpse outside the city walls to be eaten by animals. Antigone responds by trying to bury her brother in secret. She is caught in the act and locked inside a tomb as punishment.

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No, Creon does not kill himself in Antigone. His wife, son, and niece all commit suicide during the course of the play, but Creon refrains from taking...

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Chapter 3 / Lesson 4

In this lesson we will explore King Creon's character in Sophocles's 'Antigone'. We will examine his role and his background, looking at Creon as the antagonist as well as the victim.

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