Sophocles' trilogy of Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone is a powerful,
tragic tale that examines the nature of human guilt, fate and punishment. Creon, Oedipus'
uncle and brother-in-law, is the story's most dynamic character. His character experiences a
drastic metamorphosis through the span of the three dramas. Creon's vision of a monarch's
proper role, his concept of and respect for justice, as well as his respect for the design evolve
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his senseless threats to an
innocent sentry reveal the true extent of his loss of reason. Creon has distorted the
proclamation against Polyneices' burial, which was originally intended to foster Theban unity,
into a display of rashness and incompetence. There is no mention of the gods and their
intentions on Creon's behalf in Antigone. He has been so far destroyed by his own power as
to dismiss the divine will that he originally thrived on.