Antigone

Antigone
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  • ANTIGONE By: Sophocles
  • "If that is what you think, I should not want you, even if you asked to come. You have made your choice, you can be what you want to be. But I will bury him:and if I must die, I say that this crime is holy: I shall lie down with him in death, and I shall be as dear to him as he to me. It is the dead. Not the living, who make the longest demands: we die for ever... You may do as you like, since apparently the laws of the gods mean nothing to you" 
  • They do, but I cannot break the law of man.
  • "She has much to learn. The flexible heart breaks first, the toughest iron cracks first, and the wildest horses bend their necks at the pull of the smallest curb. Pride? In a slave? This girls is guilty of a double insolence, breaking the given laws and boasting of it. Who is the man here, she or I, if this crime goes unpunished? Sister's child, or more than sister's child, or closer yet in blood-she and her sister win bitter death for this! Go, some of you, arrest Ismene. I accuse her equally. Bring her: you will find her sniffling in the house there. Her mind's a traitor:crimes kept in the dark cry for light, and the guardian brain shudders; but how much worse than this is brazen boasting of barefaced anarchy!"
  • The God's would agree that what i did was honorable, so go ahead and kill me and see what happens.
  • "You have no right to trample on God's right."
  • "With justice, when all that I do is within my rights?"
  • "If dirges and planned lamentations could put off death, men would be singing forever. Take her, go! You know your orders: take her to the vault and leave her there. And if she lives or dies, that's her affair, not ours: our hands are clean.
  • "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 all of my pride to a thought of dust."
  • Haimon finds Antigone dead and kills himself to marry her through death.
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