Oedipus Rex by Sophocles

Creon, brother to Jocasta

Another minor character, Creon is there to provoke and guide Oedipus to his final realization that he is a murderer and a participant in incest. Creon is the one who suggests the asking of an oracle to solve their problems with Thebes. He doesn’t carry ill will towards Oedipus, and his grace is shown in the final scene when after being accused of trying to overthrow Oedipus, Creon is now to rule in place of him and he faces a blind Oedipus and does not wish to gloat about the current situation. He grants Oedipus his final wishes and does so with strength and respect towards Oedipus, despite arguing with him earlier.

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