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The first messenger tells Queen Eurydice and the elders how Haemon killed himself in grief and anger over Antigone's death. He ends his account with the statement: "Creon shows the world that of all the ills afflicting men, the worst is lack of judgment."

To what lack of judgment is the messenger referring?

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Taking the throne after Oedipus' sons killed each other.


Arguing with Haemon at their last meeting.


Issuing the edicts to ban Polynices' burial and bury Antigone alive.


Refusing to listen to Haemon and Eurydice when they tried to convince him to change his edicts about Polynices and Antigone.


Forcing the Chorus to make sure Polynices stayed unburied.

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