chooses to execute Antigone
by sealing her in a tomb alive. As Tiresias
points out, Creon has ordered that a dead body (Polynices's) be left above ground and
has ordered the entombment of a live person. Antigone's live entombment is a symbol of Creon's perversion of the natural order of things, which violate the social and religious customs of death and meddles with the affairs of the underworld.