Antigone 1

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  • "The law is strong, we must give in to the law" (Sophocles Prologue. line 48).
  • Antigone talks to Ismene about the deaths of her brothers.
  • Ismene! Creon has released an edict that says that Eteocles will receive a full military burial. However, he states that Polynices will not be buried.
  • As the two sisters talk, differences in their attitudes towards gender roles arise.
  • As a woman you cannot challenge men by burying him, Antigone.
  • "I will bury the brother I love" (Sophocles Prologue. line 64).
  • The reason Antigone and Ismene's brothers died was that they killed each other in battle. Eteocles fought for his home city of Thebes, ruled by Creon, while Polynices fought as a rebel.
  • A sentry travels to Creon and the Chorus Leader to say that Polynices' body has been disturbed. He fumbles and jokes around before saying this, but states that he is innocent.
  • Creon responds harshly to the sentry.
  • I will find that man! At your service, Creon.
  • If you do not find the man who disturbed Polynices' body, you will be punished by death!
  • The rule of law must be strong in this kingdom. The person that defiled the wicked Polynices' body shall be put to justice.
  • Creon speaks of his plans for the person who disturbed Polynices' body.
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