Creon to Haemon, “the lives
whose course is fair, the greater part owes safety to obedience. Therefore we
must support the cause of order, and in no wise suffer a woman to worst us.
Better to fall from power, if we must, by a man's hand; then we should not be
called weaker than a woman. (Sophocles, 442 B.C.E)
Leader to Creon, “LEADER Yea, King, and with all
speed; for swift harms from the gods cut short the folly of men. (Sophocles,
Antigone said to Creon, “And if my present deeds
are foolish in thy sight, it may be that a foolish judge arraigns my folly (Sophocles, 442 B.C.E).