Antigone: the character of Creon
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...Antigone, line 210) and is deeply concerned to protect his citizens against any threat. His harsh decision to prevent the decent burial of Polyneices, is, however a step too far for the Chorus, who hint that he should confine himself to dealing with those who are living, and leave the fate of the dead to the gods: “Son of Menoikeos,.../it seems to me you now control all laws,/ concerning those who’ve died and us as well –” (Antigone, lines 211-214) The mention of his ancestry points out the importance in Greek society of reverence for family, especially when they are dead... ?Antigone: the character of Creon. The tragic figure of Antigone, who gives her to the play by Sophocles, is usually regarded as...