Discuss the destruction of ego in Antigone and Creon in Antigone.

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I think I see a greater destruction in Creon's ego than in Antigone's.  Simply put, she does not back down.  She rebuffs the attempts of her sister as well as the social order that preaches a submissive nature for women, as well as her own fiance's pleading.  She continues on her quest and does not relent in the face of massive social pressure.  Creon, though, is forced to recognize the destructive nature of his own ego when his own family members take their own lives as a result.  At the same time, his own nature is revealed as being a stubborn ruler, incapable of recognizing that the law and the interests of justice can be mutually exclusive and the effective ruler must ensure that they rule with the pursuit of justice, not of self, as the primary element in their reign.

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