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  • Polyneices is dead and Creon prohibited any one from buring him; going against the gods' orders to bury the dead! "Ismene, I am going to bury him. Will you come? "(31). "You may do as you like Since apparently the laws of the god mean nothing to you"(62-63)."
  • "But think of the danger! Think what Creon will do "(34) " I beg the Dead To forgive me, but I am helpless: I must yield/ To those in authority"(49-51).
  • "The gods favor this corpse? Why? How had he served them? "(240) "Is it your senile opinion that the gods love to honor bad men? "(243)
  • "I have been wondering, King: can it be that the gods have done this? "(235)
  • Some one tried to bury Polyneices' body!
  • "It was not God’s proclamation. That final Justice That rules the world below makes no such laws."(357-358) "Which of us can say what the gods hold wicked? "(416)
  • " you dared defy the law. "(355)
  • "So? Your “concern”! In a public brawl with your father! "(601) "With justice, when all that I do is within my rights? "(603) "And there let her pray to the gods of hell: They are her only gods: Perhaps they will show her an escape from death, "(635-638)
  • "You have no right to trample on God’s right"(604)
  • Thebes, and you my fathers’ gods, And rulers of Thebes, you see me now, the last Unhappy daughter of a line of kings, Your kings, led away to death. You will remember What things I suffer, and at what men’s hands, Because I would not transgress the laws of heaven
  • The pride of kings causes suffering and death to their peoples!
  • " Think: all men make mistakes, But a good man yields when he knows his course is wrong And repairs the evil. The only crime is pride. Give in to the dead man, then: do not fight with a corpse–– What glory is it to kill a man who is dead? Think, I beg you: It is for your own good that I speak as I do. You should be able to yield for your own good. "(804-811)
  • "That is true… . It troubles me. Oh it is hard to give in! but it is worse To risk everything for stubborn pride"(863-65)
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