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What are some similarities and differences between Creon and Antigone in Sophocles' play Antigone?

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It's human nature to try to find common ground between even the most hostile enemies. It's important that we find something that the enemies share in their motivations, characters, or personalities so we can "bring them together" and help them to "work things out."

Sometimes the magic works, and sometimes it doesn't. In Antigone, it doesn't.

Antigone and Creon are not in the least similar. There's no common ground, or any other form of commonality, between them. They might as well live in different worlds, which, in a sense, they do.

At the beginning of the play, Antigone is already in heaven, communing with the gods—if not yet in person, then certainly in spirit.

Creon is stuck firmly on earth, overwhelmed by earthly concerns, and he appears to be working his way even lower on the continuum from heaven to the underworld.

Antigone and Creon's motivations for their actions are diametrically opposed. Antigone believes with all of her heart and soul that what she's doing in burying Polyneices is...

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they are antagonist

they both end in utter defeat

they are both royal