Which character trait can be used to describe the antagonist in the play antigone?

Which character trait can be used to describe the antagonist in the play antigone?

Answers

I think it was merciful.
"ruthless" is the character trait among the following choices given in the question that can be used to describe the antagonist in the play Antigone. The correct option among all the options that are given in the question is the fourth option or option "D". I hope that the answer has actually come to your help.

ruthless

Explanation:

This character trait is featured in Creon, the King of Thebes in this tragedy by Sophocles. Creon has become the new ruler, after the brothers and heirs to the throne, Eteocles and Polyneices, killed each other in battle. He orders to bury and honor the former, and to punish the latter by leaving his body unburied in the battlefield. Their sister, the merciful Antigone, wants to honor and bury his rebellious brother's body, even if that entails disobeying Creon's edict, and she proceeds to do so. She is discovered and Creon punishes her by burying her alive in a sepulchre. Creon eventually decides to bury Polyneices and to release Antigone, but when he arrives at the sepulchre he finds out that she has already taken her own life. While Antigone puts her family before her own life, Creon respects and obey the will of the gods whatever the cost.

The answer is ruthless

The right answer is ruthless, and this character trait is featured in Creon, the King of Thebes in this tragedy by Sophocles. Creon has become the new ruler, after the brothers and heirs to the throne, Eteocles and Polyneices, killed each other in battle. He orders to bury and honor the former, and to punish the latter by leaving his body unburied in the battlefield. Their sister, the merciful Antigone, wants to honor and bury his rebellious brother's body, even if that entails disobeying Creon's edict, and she proceeds to do so. She is discovered and Creon punishes her by burying her alive in a sepulchre. Creon eventually decides to bury Polyneices and to release Antigone, but when he arrives at the sepulchre he finds out that she has already taken her own life. While Antigone puts her family before her own life, Creon respects and obey the will of the gods whatever the cost.    

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Your question states: Which character trait can be used to describe the antagonist in the play Antigone


I think it was merciful.  Creon does not want to sentence Antigone to death and even goes to great lengths to cover up her misdeeds. But Antigone insists on facing the court giving Creon no choice but to sentence her to death.
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I would say ruthless.

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