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Creon clearly views the father-son relationship on his own terms. As long his sons follow his edicts, he loves them. When his sons disagree with him, Creon angers and even seeks vengeance. In a dramatic dialogue with his father, Haemon defends the moral basis of Antigone's actions while warning his father that the people of Thebes sympathize with her determination to bury Polyneices. He and his father part in anger, as he simply asks his father to do what's right for Thebes, and his father stubbornly follows the path of least resistance.