Antigone Storyboard_Megan Lehmann

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Prologue: Antigone asks her sister iseme for help in burying her brother to honor the gods. Iseme refuses to help her in fear of Creon. Parados: The chorus talks about the battle between the two brothers, Polynecies and Eteocles, who fought to the death for the crown. Scene 1: A messenger brings news that someone has defied Creon's law and buried Polynecies. Scene 2: Creon confronts Antigone about the burial and she admits to it. She claims that she was honoring God's law. Scene 3: Haemon and Creon get into a heated argument regarding Antigone, the gods law, and civil law. Scene 4: Antigone makes a speech in front of the people of Thebes as a plea. Creon vouches to lock her in a tomb until she starves to death, because he fears the gods and will not murder his own kin.

Storyboard Text

  • You cannot mean... to bury him? Against the order?
  • Is he not my brother, and yours, whether you like it or not? I shall never desert him, never.
  • Spoiled of their bronze for a tribute to Zeus; save two luckless brothers in one fight matched together and in one death laid low
  • It's this sir. The corpse ... someone has just buried it and gone.
  • What! Who dared do it ?
  • I do admit it. I do not deny it.
  • Well, what do you say - you, hiding your head there Do you admit, or do you deny the deed?
  • Only because i know you are wrong, wrong.
  • What sort of respect tramples on all that is holy?
  • Wrong? To respect my own authority?
  • But authority cannot afford to connive at disobedience. You are the victim of you own self-will.
  • Last daughter of your royal house Do I, his prisoner, because i honored Those things to which honor truly belongs
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