Power is able to help Creon with his ruling of the land because it gives him the ability to change the rules depending on his needs, and in fact many of the laws he creates are preferential to him. Creon during the play was able to kill and take the throne with reasons that purely worked to his needs. Without thinking of consequences Creon used his power un-justly and without thinking of others. The un-just treatment of Polynices and his brother are perfect examples of this. While Eteocles was buried after dying in battle Polynices was not. He was instead left to rot. If the law was correct and not affected by power then they both would have been buried as soldiers in battle. But because of Creon's power he was able to manipulate the law to suit his needs. Not only proving him as an evil dictator but also to be maintaining a land over run by rules that only benefit the people in power.