Creon is the King of Thebes, as well as the uncle of Antigone.
King Creon of Thebes is an ignorant and oppressive ruler.
Creon's words and actions in Antigone indicate that he has taken on the negative characteristics of king that he describes in his speech in Oedipus the King.
But in actuality, Creon, not Antigone, is the tragic hero.
This indicates that perhaps his words to Oedipus are, in fact, mainly an insult to the position of king and to what it evokes from a person's character rather than an insult solely directed towards Oedipus.
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Creon could mean that Oedipus and anyone else who desires and assumes the kingship are by nature not people of wisdom and self-control- or he could be saying that the position of the kingship is one that strips an individual of his wisdom and self-control.
Antigone for defying the rule or order of King Creon.
Once again, Creon's words in Oedipus the King and actions in Antigone correspond and indicate that his speech reveals characteristics that are inherent in the kingship and not just in Oedipus's rule.
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In this tragedy a powerful king, Creon is brought down by the Gods because of his contempt against their divine laws and true justice is shown to triumph at the end.
Creon declares himself King of Thebes ..
Secondly, and perhaps more importantly, Creon's speech gives insight into the two-sided nature of the kingship, for although it is a position of great honor and power, it is also a position that often corrupts the man who holds it.