Antigone by Sophocles


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  • "No one shall burry him, no one mourn for him, But this body must lie in the fields, a sweet treasure For carrion birds to find as they search for food." (Sophocles 20).
  • Main conflict: Antigone vs King Creon
  • Prologue
  • " I am going to bury him, He is my brother." (Sophocles 30).
  • "Polyneices, I say, is to have no burial: no man is to touch him or say the least prayer for him; he shall lie on the plain, unburied; and the birds and the scavenging dogs can do with him whatever they like." (170)
  • "The body, just mounded over with light dust: you see? Not buried really, but as if they’d covered it Just enough for the ghost’s peace. And no sign Of dogs or any wild animal that had been there." (217).
  • Scene I
  • "Go join them, then; if you must have your love, Find it in hell!" (419).
  • "I do. I deny nothing." (352). " if I had left my brother Lying in death unburied, I should have suffered." (370).
  • Scene II
  • "Bring the woman out! Let her die before his eyes! Here, this instant, with her bridegroom beside her!" (621)
  • Scene III
  • “She covered her brother’s body. Is this indecent? "She kept him from dogs and vultures. Is this a crime? Death? ––She should have all the honor that we can give her!” (555).
  • "Take her, go! You know your orders: take her to the vault And leave her alone there. And if she lives or dies, That’s her affair, not ours: our hands are clean." (710).
  • Scene IV
  • "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 vigil, where I must have Neither love nor lamentation; no song, but silence." (705).
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