What does Creon accuse Teiresias of doing?

Tiresias tells him that his refusal to bury Polynices and his punishment of Antigone for the burial will bring the curses of the gods down on Thebes. Creon accuses all prophets of being power-hungry fools, but Tiresias turns the insult back on tyrants like Creon.

What is the punishment for violating Creon’s decree?

Creon decides the consequence of breaking this decree is death. Despite this, Antigone risks her life to honor her brother’s legacy by giving him a burial. As a result, Creon has her imprisoned and then buried alive in a cave.

Why has Antigone violated Creon’s decree?

Creon says that he was a traitor for breaking his exile and for wanting to send his own people into slavery. Antigone has violated Creon’s decree because she didn’t want her brother to go to hell if she left Polyneices unburied.

What happens to Creon after Antigone?

Creon survives at the end of the play, retaining rulership of Thebes, gaining in wisdom as he mourns the death of his wife and son. Haemon, Creon’s son, commits suicide after Antigone’s death. Eurydice, Creon’s wife, commits suicide after hearing of the death of her son Haemon.

Why is the sentry reluctant to give Creon the news about Polyneices burial?

Why is the Sentry so reluctant to deliver his message? He says the someone has buried the body of Polynieces and he might be angry because he does not know who did it.

How does Antigone defend her actions to Creon?

Antigone defends her actions by saying that she needed to obey the laws of the gods. She says she welcomes death because she says that she is only mortal and wants to die (whenever that may be) knowing she died for a good cause. Creon accuses Ismene of knowing about Antigone’s plan.

How is Creon a tragic hero?

Creon is the tragic hero because he tries to restore order in Thebes and is a good ruler but ends up alone due to his excessive pride. Antigone is the tragic hero because she sticks to her beliefs in the Gods and family and dies because of her loyalty to them.

What law does Creon champion in this scene?

What law does Creon champion in this scene and who support his view here? Creon believes in following the law of man. the Watchman and Chorus support him, but Antigone believes in the law of the gods.

What two crimes does Creon accuse Antigone of?

Antigone confronts Creon, says that she chose to obey divine law rather than his law, and repeats her willingness to die (441-470). Creon accuses her of hubris and of acting like a man; he suspects Ismene too (471-496).

What is Creon afraid of?

Creon’s greatest fear is: War. Angering the gods. Losing his family.