write about the quote, using the words in the quote to explain what it means, and how it answers the question. You should assume that discussing each quote will take at least a page.

  1.  In his speech after finding out about Antigone,, Kreon says, 

There is no greater evil than unruliness

 It ruins cities and makes households desolate.

It breaks and turns to flight the ranks of allied spears.

But, when the lives of mortals go aright. It is

Obedience to rule that keeps most bodies safe. 

Therefore, we must defend the cause of order, and

By no means let a woman get the upper hand. 

Better to fall, if we must do so, to a man;

Then nobody could call us conquered by a woman.   (672-680)

What does he mean?  Explain the point hes making about power, and who has it.

2)   Haimon tells his father

For those who think that they alone possess good sense

or that no other has a tongue or spirit such

as theirs, when opened up expose their emptiness. 

No, even if a man is clever, theres no shame 

in learning many things and not straining too tight. (708-711) 

And on a ship, if he who holds the power strains

The rigging tight and does not yield, he turns his rowing

Benches over and completes the journey upside down.  (715-18)

What message is he trying to give his father, and what image does he use to do it?  Why?

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