Compare the portrayal of Creon in Oedipus the King and Antigone.
In both plays Creon is of high social status. In Antigone he is the king of Thebes. In Oedipus the King he is the brother in law to Oedipus and becomes king at the end of the play.
In Antigone, Creon is portrayed as a main character as the plot revolves around him and his decisions as he is the King of Thebes.
In this play Creon's character is irrational, as he does not obey the Laws of the Gods by sentencing his son's fiancée to a slow death, 'she'll never escape, she and her blood sister, the most barbaric death.'
Creon's character in Antigone shows great hubris. This is shown whe…
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