Why does Creon decide not to bury Polyneices in Antigone?
The Tale of Two Brothers:
Polyneices and Eteocles were supposed to share the throne of Thebes. Each son of Oedipus was supposed to alternate years for standing as king of Thebes. The taste of power tends to corrupt, and the sharing of the throne created some problems.
Answer and Explanation:
Creon won't bury Polyneices because he considers him a traitor. Polyneices attacks his own brother in order to get his time on the throne, but he...
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Explore the Antigone Prologue summary. Read about Sophocles's play, study an analysis of the Prologue, examine why Antigone buries her brother, and learn the themes.