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Creon and Antigone

Summary: Discusses the play "Antigone," written by Sophocles. Examines the role of the all-powerful Creon and describes how Sophocles shows the consequences of ignorance and the advantages of morality by using a woman to exploit the weaknesses of Creon.
"Antigone" was written by Sophocles set in the Greek Empire in the city of Thebes. The play is about a dysfunctional royal line, and how a man, Creon, takes the throne and rules the city. He makes many unfair decisions throughout the play. The mystery that this essay will try to decipher is why the play is called "Antigone." Antigone is merely just the oldest daughter of Oedipus, has little relation to the throne, doesn't have many lines throughout the play, and isn't really the most exciting and interesting protagonist. Why, then, would Sophocles choose a character as Antigone as a title for his play? Sophocles wants to show the consequences of ignorance and the advantages of morality by using a woman to exploit the weakness of Creon. This weakness, of course, is his fear of being seen as weak and effeminate.

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