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  • Prolouge
  • ANTIGONE: "Ismene, I am going to bury him. Will you come? "
  • ISMENE: "Bury him! You have just said the new law forbids it."
  • Parados
  • Chorus : " Hail the sun! The brightest of all that ever Dawned on the city of the seven gates, The city of Thebes!"
  • Scene 1
  • Chorus : "As for those that are dead, so for us who remain, your will is law."
  • Creon: "Seen that it be kept".
  • Antigone tells Ismene her about the plans to bury their brother Polynices which shows disobedience of Creon's orders. Ismene decides not to join her sister, Antigone leaves their conversation really mad, and is determined to bury her brother, even if she might die.
  • Scene 2
  • Chorus : "Can she have rashly disobeyed the order of our king?"
  • Sentry : " We've got her. Here's the woman that did the deed."
  • The Chorus discusses about the deadly battle that was just fought. We find out that the people of Thebes are angry at Polyneices, because he betrayed and attacked them. This just fuels the fire even more about Creon's position about the traitor's burial.
  • Scene 3
  • Haemon : " that ever woman suffered- for an honourable action"
  • Creon : " No wound strikes deeper that is love that turns into hate."
  • King Creon speaks to all of Thebes and states that, had the two princes who killed each other, Eteocles has a proper burial and Polyneices doesn't. Creon makes it a law that no person is allowed to touch Polyneices or say any prayer for him. Then the sentry brings news of Polyneices' burial.
  • Scene 4
  • Antigone : "No wedding-day; No Marriage-music; Death will be all my bridal dower".
  • Chorus : "But glory and praise go with you, lady, to your resting-place."
  • Sentry brings Creon Antigone. Creon questions her on her knowledge of polynieces request. She says she doesn't know and that she decided to bury polynieces because she didn't want her to get eaten. Creon Sends off Antigone and Ismene for punishment.
  • Hameon, runs in to make a pardon for Antigone. He tells Creon that the citizens of Thebes are mad that she should suffer more, and he asks repeatedly for mercy. Creon is not interested in a pardon, so they start fighting with words. Creon decides to spare the life of Ismene, but still refuses to pardon Antigone. He says that Antigone has to be trapped in a cave outside the city walls and be left to die.
  • Antigone gets closer to the tomb where she will die. She reminisces on her life, the legacy her father, Oedipus, passed on to her, and the sadness she confronts in dying alone.
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