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...I have proclaimed, just now, the following decree to our people concerning the two sons of Oedipus. Eteocles, who died fighting for Thebes, excelling all in arms: he shall be buried, crowned with a hero's honors, the cups we pour to soak the earth and reach the famous dead. But as for his blood brother, Polynices, who returned from exile, home to his father -- city and the gods of his race, consumed with one desire -- to burn them roof to roots -- who thirsted to drink his kinsmen's blood and sell the rest to slavery: that man -- a proclamation has forbidden the city to dignify him with burial, mourn him at all. No, he must be left unburied, his corpse carrion for the birds and dogs to tear, an obscenity for the citizens to behold! These are my principles. Never at my hands will the traitor be honored above the patriot. But whoever proves his loyalty to the state: I'll prize that man in death as well as life. (215-235)

How does Creon use juxtaposition to further his point about the two brothers?


Creon uses juxtaposition to show one of the brothers a hero of the state and the other brother a traitor.


Creon uses juxtaposition to show that one brother was a coward while the other was an ineffective leader.


Creon uses juxtaposition to show that one brother was no better than "carrion for the birds and dogs to" eat while the other brother was divine and among the "famous dead".


Creon uses juxtaposition to show that one brother, while a hero for the state, was still wrong in keeping the city from "his blood brother" and the other brother, though denied his rightful throne, was a traitor and an "obscenity for the citizens to behold."


Creon uses juxtaposition to show that both brothers committed sins against each other, but only one's was severe enough to warrant the punishment of not being buried.

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