Question: What Does Tiresias Tell Creon?

What is Creon’s response to Teiresias warnings?

What is King Creon’s reaction to Teiresias’ message.

Creon becomes angry with Teiresias and refuses to yield..

What excuse does Creon give for refusing to listen to Teiresias advice?

Answer: Tiresias tells him that as he refuses to bury Polynices and his punishment of Antigone for the same reason, god will curse people of Thebes. On hearing this, Creon calls him a false prophet and refuse to list to his advice.

Does Creon regret calling for Tiresias?

I should do it again.” Oedipus snarkily questions Creon whether he had been the one to send for the prophet–trying to find evidence against his treason–but Creon just states simply that he did ask for the prophet, he does not regret his decisions, and that he would do it again if necessary.

Is Tiresias blind?

Tiresias, in Greek mythology, a blind Theban seer, the son of one of Athena’s favourites, the nymph Chariclo. He is a participant in several well-known legends.

Why did Creon change his mind?

Angered, Teiresias condemns Creon’s decision as an act of grave impiety, and predicts that he will be punished by the loss of his own child (1034-1090). After Teiresias has gone, Creon becomes frightened, and at the urging of the chorus finally changes his mind.

Who finally convinces Creon that he is wrong?

What does the leader of the Chorus (Choragos) say to help convince Creon that he was wrong? Teiresias is never wrong.

Who does Creon blame for haemon’s death?

EurydiceEurydice blames Antigone/ Creon for Haemon’s death and she blames Antigone/ Creon for Megareus’ death.

Why does Creon not listen to Teiresias?

Creon just can’t accept it when Teiresias tells him that nature itself is rebelling against Creon’s double sacrilege. The gods of the heavens and the earth are angered by the fact that he has kept a dead man from being rightfully buried and has entombed a living girl.

How does Teiresias convince Creon to change his mind?

Creon changes his mind when Teiresias tells him of the omen at Polyneices’ body, and the chorales advises him to build a tomb and release Antigone.

What Teiresias reveals?

Provoked by the anger and insults of Oedipus, Tiresias begins to hint at his knowledge. Finally, when Oedipus furiously accuses Tiresias of the murder, Tiresias tells Oedipus that Oedipus himself is the curse. Oedipus dares Tiresias to say it again, and so Tiresias calls Oedipus the murderer.

What happens to Creon at the end of the play?

Creon survives at the end of the play, retaining rulership of Thebes, gaining in wisdom as he mourns the death of his wife and son. Haemon, Creon’s son, commits suicide after Antigone’s death.

Does Creon want to be king?

Why doesn’t Creon want to be king? He doesn’t want the responsibilities of being king. He already has a king’s life, and when people need help, they see Oedipus, not him.