Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.

For there’s no greater evil
than a lack of leadership. That destroys
whole cities, turns households into ruins,
and in war makes soldiers break and run away.
When men succeed, what keeps their lives secure
in almost every case is their obedience.
That’s why they must support those in control,
and never let some woman beat us down.

According to Creon’s argument, who does he believe holds the ultimate power and who is to blame for any ruin that falls upon a city?

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Creon believes the king holds ultimate power and safeguards the common citizen. No subject, especially a woman, should be allowed to disturb his power.