What are quotes from Creon illustrating his pride in Scene 3 of Antigone?

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In the inciting action which precedes Sophocles's Antigone, the eponymous protagonist has fulfilled her religious obligation to bury the remains of her brother Polynices, slain while attempting to retake his rightful place as co-ruler of the city of Thebes. In so doing, she has broken the civil law against aiding an enemy and pointedly defied the decree of Creon, ruler of Thebes, that her brother's body be left to rot in the open. Creon orders Antigone to be entombed alive for this transgression. To further complicate matters, Creon's son, Haemon, is Antigone's betrothed.

In the third act (or epeisodion, in Greek tragedy ), Haemon has come to beg his father to spare the life of the woman he loves. He invokes the manner in which trees that bend with the winds of winter...

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