Try and 'share your love' with the dead Antigone. I am the king, you are not! You will obey me!
Take her away!!
I don't know where to go, I have done wrong. This fate is too strong to stop.
Hubris- When Oedipus fled his kingdom, Creon became the king and hubris became his fatal flaw. During Creon’s rule, he ignored others and put himself first. Creon shows when he doesn’t listen to Antigone’s argument by saying, “Go on then, share your love among the dead./ We’ll have no women’s law here, while I live” (442-443).
I will learn my lesson grieving, as hard as it may be.
Hamartia- Creon sentences Antigone to death in a cave- aka starvation. Creon thinks that-at the time-he is in the right and this punishment is what Antigone deserves “But glory and praise go with you, lady,/ To your resting place.” (702-703).
Haemon...oh no Haemon!
Peripeteia- Realizes his actions killed his son and wife; he was being selfish and suffered the consequences. “I know not where I should turn,/ Where to look for help./ My hands have done amiss, my head is bowed/ With fate too heavy for me” (1123-1126).
Take me away! There is nothing here for me anymore. I have destroyed my own life.
Anagnorisis- When Creon realizes that Antigone has killed herself and the prophecy-that the prophet said was going to happen-has been fulfilled. “I learn in sorrow. Upon my head/ God has delivered this heavy punishments,/ Has struck me down in ways of wickedness” (1072-1074).
Nemesis- Creon’s son, Haemon, and his wife, Eurydice, both die by their own hands. It comes in chain reactions because of Antigone’s untimely death-which he caused because he sentenced Antigone to death. “Hearing her son was dead, with her own hand/ She drove the sharp sword home into her heart” (1103-1104).
Catharsis- The audience pity’s Creon at the end of the play when he mourns in defeat, knowing that is the cause of his unhappiness. We are shown this in the last scene of the play when Creon says, “I am nothing. I have no life./ Lead me away.../ That have killed unwittingly/ My son, my wife” (1119-1122).