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  • Antigone is talking to Isemene and telling her that she wants to bury Polyneices. Ismene does not want to help because she is afraid of Creon's rule. She is afraid of any transgression she will cause on Creons law. Antigone tells Ismene that she will do it herself.
  • "Antigone, you are mad! What could I possible do?" (Sophocles prologue. 27)
  • Prologue
  • Creon is giving his speech to Choragos and the Chorus, about how he has become king and also what his first decree will be.
  • Since both polynecius and etocles have passed away it is now my turn to be king. My first decree will be to make sure Polynecius is not honered in anyway for what he has done. He will not even be buried.
  • scene 1
  • The Sentry tells Creon that Somebody went and buried Polyneices. Choragos believes that the gods were the ones who buried Polyneicus. Creon thinks that it was person and accuses the Sentry of it but the Sentry denies these claims.
  • scene 1 count.
  • The chorus talk about the curse on all of Oedipus' children. They say there is no one more powerful than the gods and no one should have the pride to think so. They also say "Fortunate is the man who has never tasted God's vengeance"( Sophocles  ode II. 1). This means the gods power is something not to be messed with.
  • Ode 2
  • Creon and Haimon are fighting with each other because Haimon does not want Creon to kill Antigone who is his fiancee.  Creon is angry because he believes his son should believe everything that he believe. There was no dirge by Creon that Antigone was Haimons fiancee. Also Creon threatens to kill himself if Antigone dies.
  • Scene 3
  • The Chorus is warning the people that no one is better than the gods and can escape the curses the gods place on them. They say "even the pure Immortals cannot escape you"(Sophocles ode III. 6). The chorus want people to know that the gods watch over everything that the people do.
  • Ode 3
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