Creon Quotes – Antigone by Sophocles

‘He must be left unburied.’ -About Polynices, who Creon claims to be a ‘traitor’-Antigone do it anyway
‘Money! Nothing worse…so corrupting. Money.’ -Repetition reveals his own corruption-Creon’s harmartia
‘From now on they’ll act like women […] no more running loose.’ -Creon about Antigone and Ismene -Reveals expected behaviour of women during 5th century BC
‘What man would dare?’ -Creon about the illegal burial of Polynices-Ironic – it was a woman, not a man-Gender transgression
‘You, you soul of corruption.’ -To his son, Haemon-Ironic – he is in fact the one corrupted
‘Oh I’ve learned through blood and tears!’ -Peripeteia of character as death of his wife and son-Finally seen ‘kneeling in prayer’ at realisation that the crown of Thebes is not everything
‘You think I should give in?’ -Peripeteia of character, begins to realise that he should not have condemned Antigone
‘Worthless woman.’ -Tells Haemon is wife-to-be is a ______-Use expression several time to describe Antigone
‘Pride is a crime.’ -Tiresias about Creon’s harmartia
‘Never let women triumph over us.’ -Creon being sexist
Fate.’ ‘Crushing _____

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