Does Creon try to stop Antigone from dying?


Does Creon try to stop Antigone from dying?


In Sophocles' play Antigone, Creon is the new King of Thebes, taking the throne after the death of both of Antigone's brothers. While arguing that he is attempting to bring stability to Thebes, Creon quickly becomes a tyrant who listens to no one.

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Yes, despite ordering Antigone's death and entombing her while alive, Creon later goes to free Antigone from the tomb. Creon's change of heart comes...

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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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