Report of the pre-dawn burial of Polyneices causes Creon to self-identify as a ruler ready to defy the will of the gods, fixing himself as the principal figure of the tragedy to follow. While meeting her own fate as a Labdacid, Antigone serves as the tool of a god-sent overturn by provoking his excessive rage. An understanding of Creon's primary position causes many of the play's standard “problems” to disappear.
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