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Creon

(krē`ŏn), a name given to several minor legendary Greek kings. In the legend of Oedipus, Creon is the brother of Jocasta and after the death of Oedipus' sons becomes king of Thebes. In Euripides' Medea, Creon is the king of Corinth and is murdered by the vengeful Medea. Apollodorus portrays him as an early king of Thebes who purifies Amphitryon after the murder of his uncle.

Creon

victim of his own harsh tyranny. [Gk. Lit.: Antigone]
See: Irony

Creon

rules Thebes with cruel decrees. [Gk. Lit.: Antigone]
See: Tyranny
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Asi, en esta lectura politica, el edicto promulgado por Creon no es acatado por una persona (Antigona) que hace parte de la fratria del rey.
The character of Creon as sketched in the Prologue is important.
At the literal level, Creon wonders if Haemon will arrive "raving" (633) or whether he will maintain loyalty to his father.
The unwillingness to conceive of a mediation between the interests of others and those of her and her dead brother makes any form of reconciliation with Creon eternally impossible: "An enemy is never a friend, even when he is dead" (Antigone 522).
Creon himself attacks Antigone in misogynistic terms for being a woman, and therefore irrational, thereby emphasizing the question of gender as an element of the conflict.
This posture, and the effect it has on the downfall of Creon are what we hope to delve into in the course of this paper with the aim to prove that Creon's real tragic flaw is his belief in masculine superiority and that his tragic end is catalyzed by his refusal to yield in a case where a woman would emerge, or appear to emerge, victorious.
Speaking on the efforts of REEP, Creon Butler, Minister and Deputy High Commissioner, British High Commission said, "We are facing very different circumstances in the economy today.
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Antigone then gains the fury of her imminent father-in-law, Creon, who also happens to be the king of Thebes, by refusing the edict and burying her brother's body.
CREON RAFTOPOULOS says he'll always be a Mohawk, despite personal circumstances forcing him to resign as team coach.
The spears of Sophocles have become pretty fearsome guns as Antigone (Simone Somers-Yeates), in a superb and demanding scene with Creon (Kieron Singh) argues her qualms, her conscience and her readiness for death against the King's regal concerns for wider issues.