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A foil is a character who helps to bring the main character into sharper focus for the reader through contrast. How is Antigone a foil for Creon?
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Antigone's devotion to her brother is a visible contrast to Creon's distaste for his own son and wife.
Antigone's unwavering loyalty to divine law over state law drives Creon to defend his laws ferociously.
Antigone's love for Haemon is juxtaposed with Creon's indifference to him.
Antigone's insubordination, which incites Creon's anger, highlights his arrogance.
Antigone's fear of authority further solidifies Creon's kingly aura.