By: Jarod Silverio
You plunged a child of light into the dark, entombed the living with the dead; the dead dismissed unmourned, denied a grave
Tiresias, a blind prophet, is led by a boy and tells Creon the Gods will not answer his prayers cause they are furious for not burying Polynieces. (Pg. 239)
Tiresias says the city is sickened by Polynieces unburied body (Pg. 237)
"Dogs and crows all gutted carrying desecrated carrion to the hearths and altars-- carrion from the poor unburied son of Oedipus."
Creon does not believe Tiresias and thinks someone paid him to say that (Pg. 237)
Come, boy, take me home. Let him spew his choler over younger men. He'll learn a little modesty in time, a little meekness soon
The most reverend fall from grace when lies are sold. Wrapped up in honeyed words-and all for gold.
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