King Creon announced that his ships had arrived safely at the harbor and that his nephews, Eteocles and Polyneices had killed each other in bitter conflict. He tells the elders that Eteocles had died in an honorable way and so he shall have his warrior's burial, but strictly prohibits the burial of Polyneices.
If anyone dares to bury him the consequences for disobedience shall be death regardless of circumstances. Sentry, a servant of Creon, enters and tells the king that someone has buried Polyneices and swears on his life that it was not him. Infuriated, Creon threatens Sentry by telling him that if the one responsible for that punishable act does not appear, he will pay with his own life.
Sentry desperately tries to explain to the King that it was not his fault and that the considered "crime" was done in an impeccable manner and no-one had seen her. Choragus tried to convince Creon that it could have been the work of the Gods, but that seemed absurd to him. Knowing his helplessness, Sentry accepted his words, but clarified he had done nothing wrong.
The world is a place full of wonders, but the greatest wonder is man itself.The mind of man is responsible for its wonder and awe, allowing him to control and make nature fear what it has created. He is capable of making nature resign to him for his power is so great. Nothing compares to his superior mind. Words are said in his fashion with incredible speed and manipulates everything that comes in contact with him. Although the path that his intelligence may take is yet unknown.