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

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Creon and Antigone are similar because they draw power from their definitions of "justice."  The difference between them is their beliefs on the origins of just action.

Both Creon and Antigone feel that their power comes from their understandings of justice.  Antigone believes that the duty she has in honoring her brother Polynices’s death comes from the divine.  She believes that her actions are done in name of honor, family, but most of all, in recognizing an ethical responsibility: 

Be whatever you want, and I will bury him.
It seems fair to me to die doing it.
I will lie dear to him, with one dear to me,
a holy outlaw, since I must please those
below a longer time than people here,
for I shall lie there forever. You, though,
dishonor the gods' commands, if you wish.

Antigone's responsibility lies outside of the world of human beings.  Antigone believes that "the gods' commands" are the source of just action. Her...

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they are antagonist

they both end in utter defeat

they are both royal

 

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