Warned by the seer Teiresias Creon repents him and hurries to release Antigone from her rocky prison.
Relent then and repent thee of thy wrath; For, if one young in years may claim some sense, I’ll say ’tis best of all to be endowed With absolute wisdom; but, if that’s denied, (And nature takes not readily that ply) Next wise is he who lists to sage advice.
To err is common To all men, but the man who having erred Hugs not his errors, but repents and seeks The cure, is not a wastrel nor unwise.
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Prisoners who show repentance are more likely to be released on parole.