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Blind to his failings When powerful leaders abuse their influence they often refuse to concede that they are wrong They believe that they always make the right and justifiable decision since someone chose them to take responsibility over a group of people so they must have the best judgment out of everyone The same idea applies to King Creon in Sophocless play Antigone who orders his men to wall up the daughter of Oedipus Antigone in a tomb after he had found out that she was responsible for her brother Polynicess burial When Tiresias a blind seer appears in the palace after Creons decision he persuades Creon that he must save Antigone from her punishment This scene represents the epiphany of Creon who suddenly realizes his misbehavior In the passage on page 115 Tiresias reveals the truth to Creon with the use of the formal elements metaphors repetend and imagery These formal elements convey a very critical tone towards Creon and ultimately suggest Creons failing as a king Tiresias primarily uses metaphors in his speech to show his criticism towards Creon Tiresias explains to Creon what will happen if he does not revoke his sentence and he clarifies that he will lose a corpse for corpses given in return l 1185 This relates to Antigones double personality since she was a sister to Oedipus but at the same time she was his daughter Therefore according to Tiresias the gods must take two of Creons relatives to be commensurate to Antigones death Tiresias advocates the punishment since he knows that Creons demeanor was unjustified which emphasizes his criticism towards Creon Tiresias continues with a metaphorical comparison of Creons punishment to Furies lying in wait for him This shows the striking force that the punishment will have and again Tiresias does not see Creon as the victim but recognizes that the king perfected these pains by himself l 1197 Tiresias criticism also becomes evident when
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