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I can't say that I am winded from running , or set out with any spring in my legs either -- no sir, I was lost in thought, and it made me stop, often dead in my tracks, wheeling, turning back, and all the time a voice inside me muttering, "Idiot, why? You're going straight to your death." Then muttering, "Stopped again, poor fool? If somebody gets the news to Creon first, what's to save your neck?" (1.249-256)

How does the Sentry's monologue serve to characterize Creon?

A

The Sentry clearly doesn't want to deliver his message to Creon. His desire to shield his king from the bad news proves that Creon is deeply beloved.

B

The Sentry clearly doesn't want to deliver his message to Creon because he knows of his king's fear of the supernatural.

C

The Sentry clearly doesn't want to deliver his message to Creon because he knows how deeply conflicted Creon is about his decision to leave his nephew unburied.

D

The Sentry clearly doesn't want to deliver his message to Creon because he -- like all of Creon's new subjects -- is terrified of the king.

E

The Sentry clearly doesn't want to deliver his message to Creon because the king is an as-yet unknown quantity; no one is sure how he will take the news.

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