Was Creon fated to doom in "Antigone"?

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Was Creon fated to doom in "Antigone"?

Creon:

Creon is the antagonist in the play Antigone, written by Sophocles around 440 BCE. The main conflict in the plot is between Creon and his niece Antigone over Creon's decree that if anyone buries Antigone's brother Polynice, they will be put to death.

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In Antigone, Creon is fated to doom by his own prideful actions. His decree that no one may bury his nephew Polynice violates the laws of the gods....

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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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