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What is the best summary of what Teiresias tells Creon?

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britt2011 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted February 19, 2009 at 6:23 AM via web

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What is the best summary of what Teiresias tells Creon?

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pmiranda2857 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 19, 2009 at 8:37 AM (Answer #1)

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The blind seer tells Creon that his actions are willful and prideful and defy the gods. He is warned that his behavior is so full of pride, a grave sin in Ancient Greek culture, that the gods will in fact not hear the prayers of Thebes.

 In fact, the actions of the King suggest that he feels superior to the will of the gods.  Teiresias tells Creon that he is responsible for the trouble in Thebes.  Warned that he will bring untold misery down upon his house, Creon feels frightened by the prophecy. 

He decides to bury Polyneices and he rushes to rescue Antigone from the tomb, but is too late, she is dead.   

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