Antigone comic strip

Antigone comic strip
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  • Polyneices fate
  • Creon's Demand
  • "polyneices, I say is to have no burial, no man is to touch him or say the least prayer for him. THIS IS MY COMMAND
  • Antigone's point of view
  • "I am Going to bury him. He is my brother. He's your brother too!" ( Prologue. 30-35)
  • "Bury him! You have just said the new law forbids! Think of the danger, what would Creon do?" ( Prologue. 32-35)
  • After Polyneices brother Oedipus refuse to stand down of the throne, Polyneices came into the village and fought him for the power of being a ruler.
  • Creon's response
  • " The dead man Polyneices...gone" (Parados.1.80-90)
  • " I swear by god and by the throne of god, the man who has done this shall pay for it!" ( Parados.1.138-139)
  • In the beginning of the play Creon explains his towns past, explaining how Polyneices went against the his own town and government. Polyneices came to die after fighting his brother. This motivated Creon to make a law saying no one is to bury Polyneices body as he died infamously
  • Major conflict
  • "It was public. Could I help hearing it?" (1.2.63)
  • "Have you heard my proclimation touching this matter? (1.2.62)
  • Antigone, the main character in the play, also Polyneices sister. Antigone is conflicting with her sister, Isemene, over her brother. Antigone is insisting she buries her brother, but Isemene is trying to convince her otherwise
  • Many say Antigone wasn't in the wrong, due to Human rights
  • "But I will bury him; and if I must die, I say that the crime was holy" (Prologue.55-56)
  • Word from the guard is that Polyneices body went missing, angering Creon as he just told the public he wasn't to be touched
  • Even with the risks and punishment, Antigone still decided to bury her brother. She had no shame in doing so was willing to suffer the consequences.
  • "I dared" (1.2.65)
  • " And you dare defy the law?" (1.2.64)
  • But at the time, Creon was a King. Meaning he had total rule and every right to make the law stating Polyneices was to not be buried. Antigone knew of the law and still decided to oppose it, evidently showing she was in the wrong
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