How is Creon more modern than Antigone?

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How is Creon more modern than Antigone?

Creon and Antigone:

In Sophocles' play Antigone, the main conflict develops between Creon and Antigone. Creon declares that Antigone's brother must not be buried and any transgressor who buries him will be put to death. Antigone ignores the law and buries her brother anyway. Neither party admits any wrongdoing in their choices, leading to tragedy for both of them.

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Creon could be considered more modern than Antigone in his decision to place the laws of Thebes over the religious laws of the gods. In that, he shows...

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King Creon in Antigone: Character Traits & Quotes

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Chapter 3 / Lesson 4
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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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