Antigone starboard by Salwa Munawara

Antigone starboard by Salwa Munawara

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Salwa Munawara

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  • Prologue
  • “No, then I will not ask you for help. Nor would I thank you for it, if you gave it. Go your own way; I will not bury my brother; and if I die for it, what happiness! " (128).
  • "I do not defy them; but I cannot act Against the State. I am not strong enough"(128).
  • Parados
  • "The army of Polynices was gathered against us, In angry dispute his voice was lifted against us, Like a ravening bird of prey he swooped around us.." (129).
  • Scene 1
  • "...his brother Polynices, Who came back from exile intending to burn and destroy His fatherland and the gods...He is to have no grave, no burial..." (131).
  • "You have given your judgement for the friend and for the enemy...Your will is law" (132).
  • -Antigone, the two daughters of Oedipus, Antigone and Ismene discuss the death of their brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices. -Antigone believes that Polyneices should be given a proper burial so she decides to go and bury him. Ismene warns her about the consequences and doesn't want to go with her.
  • Scene 2
  • "Are you in your senses? Do you know what you are saying?" (137).
  • "We've got her. Here's the women that did the deed. We found her in the act of burying him"(136).
  • The Parados is the back story. The Chorus sings about the terrible battle that has just been fought by Polyneices and Eteocles. It also states that the people of Thebes are furious at Polyneices for betraying and attacking them. the chorus sings about creon's position too
  • Scene 3
  • "No. I am king, and responsible only to myself"(146).
  • "The people of Thebes! Since when do I take orders from the people of Thebes?" (146).
  • King Creon speaks to the town of Thebes and shows grief towards what has happend in thebes. Eteocles will have a proper burial and Polyneices will not. Creon makes it a law that no man is to touch Polyneices or say the least prayer for him. After that, the sentry brings news of Polyneices' burial. Creon is upset and demands the sentry to find the man that did buried Polynices.
  • Scene 4
  • "My father....The unending burden...Monstrous marriage of mother and son..whom i follow, unwed, curse-ridden..."(149).
  • "An act of homage is good in itself, my daughter....You are victim of your own self-will"(149).
  • The Sentry brings Antigone to Creon since she’s the one who buried Polynices, Creon argues with Antigone about why she buried Polynices knowing that he forbid it. Ismene shows up and says she wants to die with Antigone. Creon then thought Ismene had something to do with the burial of Polynieces, but Antigone denies. Creon sends the sisters off to be kept until the time of their punishment.
  • Haemon tells Creon that the people of the town have been saying his decision to kill Antigone is foolish, his temper scares them, and that they believe Antigone should be honored. They argue. Creon thinks that it’s ridiculous of a man with so much experience to listen to a young boy and he shouldn't lose to a women.
  • "Isn't that a childish thing to say?"(146).
  • Chorus and Antigone talk. Antigone tells them to see her as a woman who will never marry and a woman who is about to die. Chorus comforts her by saying that she is honorable and she is will have a better afterlife. Antigone blames Oedipus and his misdoings for her fate to die. later, the guards lead her to her death
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