Antigone vs Creon

Antigone vs Creon
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  • Prologue
  • Bury him?! You have just said the new law forbade that.
  • Ismene, I am going to bury him. Will you come?
  • Scene 1
  • Scene 2
  • She was burying him, I tell you!
  • Is this the truth?
  • Antigone and Ismene arrive to Thebes and found out that there has been a civil war, and their two brothers have killed each other, Polynieces and Eteocles, the new king bans the burial of Polynieces, Antigone wants to break the law and sneak in to bury him.
  • Scene 3
  • Fool, adolescent fool! Taken in by a woman!
  • The sentry who was guarding the body notices that there is some dust on the body. He tells the King Creon of the incident, he becomes angry, then tells him to catch the criminal.
  • Scene 4
  • If dirges and planned lamentations could put of death, Men would be singing for ever.
  • The sentry turns in Antigone to the King Creon. As punishment, he angrily orders the sentry to take her to jail.
  • Scene 5
  • Lead me away. I have been rash and foolish. I have killed my son and my wife. I look for comfort, my comfort lies here dead. Whatever my hands have touched has come to nothing. Fate has brought al my pride to a thought of dust.
  • The king's son Haimon (also Antigone's fiance) argues with his father to release Antigone. Creon accuses him of falling in love with a wicked woman, he defends her and stands his ground with his argument. Creon ignores him and sends her to die on her own.
  • You have no right to trample on God's right.
  • Antigone lectures Creon and says shes proud of her decision and that she doesnt regret it. Creon is angry at Anitgone and argues with her that she cannot escape death easily.
  • Then let me go, since all your words are bitter, And the very light of the sun is cold to me. Lead me to my virgil, where I must have Neither love nor lamentation; no song, but silence.
  • The blind Teresias warns Creon that his whole family will die. Creon ignores him and tells him that he has been paid to tell him this. The Choragus advises the king to listen to his words, since he has never been wrong and his prophecies has always come true, Creon agrees with him. The messenger then comes in and says that his son Haimon has killed himself. His wife, Eurydice also hears about this news and kills herself as well. When they had reached, they saw that Antigone had killed herself. Creon wishes to find a sword in the end to kill himself.
  • There is no happiness where there is no wisdom; No wisdom but in submission to the gods. Big words are always punished, And proud in old age learn to be wise.
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