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Creon accuses Haemon of being a "soul of corruption, rotten through...."( 837) Haemon rebuts that actually his "concern is all for [Creon]." (830) He states that he "sees [his] father offending justice." (833)

What does Haemon mean by this?

A

Creon does not actually have the power to sentence the daughter of King Oedipus to death and is, therefore, circumventing justice by doing so.

B

Creon should not ignore the gods' edict about killing royalty, who should not be stoned in the street. Instead, he should come up with another punishment.

C

By not burying Polynices, Creon trampled on the laws of the gods. In executing Antigone, who was only obeying the gods' laws, he is further offending justice.

D

Creon needs at least one witness of royal blood to the crime to be able to sentence Antigone to death; since he doesn't have such a witness, he cannot execute her.

E

Because Ismene knew about Antigone's plan to bury Polynices but said nothing, she too should be punished, if Creon is really just.

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