antigone 1

antigone 1

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  • Prologue
  • Sister what about the law passed by our King? We cannot disobey the orders of the person ruling us.
  • According to the law of the Gods Ismene our brother Polynices deserves a proper burial and not to be left to be eaten by animals.
  • Parados
  • Eteocles was brave who fought against his brother for the justice of the time. However, it's so upsetting he had to die in the midst.
  • I can't believe Polynices could betray his own town and let alone that his own brother.
  • Scene 1
  • We are gathered here today to talk about the brave acts Eteocles showed in battle and the acts of betrayal from Polynices.
  • Whatever happened with Eteocles was such injustice
  • Injustice indeed.
  • In the Prologue the daughter's of Jocasta and Oedipus, Antigone and Ismene, talk about the laws Creon has passed in regards to their brothers. They talk about the death of Eutocles and Polynices and Antigone explains unfair that both of them don't get a burial. Antigone and Ismene have disagreeing ideas about their brother Polynices' burial in which leads to an argument between them.
  • Scene 2
  • She is the one who buried Polynices your majesty.
  • Yes I did it.
  • Foolish girl you dare to disobey my orders?
  • In the Parados the chorus sings about the horrible fight between Eutocles and Polynices. It shows the way that the people of Thebes feel toward Polynices which is of betrayal.
  • Scene 3
  • Do you think I'm going to be here listening to everything you say? Am I king or you?
  • The King of Thebes Creon talks to the town and shows his grief over everything that has occurred. He announces that Eteocles will have a proper burial but Polynices will not. He states that no one is to touch Polynices or make any prayers for him making this a law. However, he finds out from the sentry that someone has done the burial for Polynices and demands that the person be found.
  • Scene 4
  • I will never marry and I will die young. What type of a life am I living? For honoring my brother I know this is right.
  • The Sentry escorts Antigone to Creon and tells him that she is the one who buried Polynices. Antigone announces that she buried her brother which leads to them arguing on why she had done it even though it is against his law. Ismene is then brought and asks to die along side with Antigone. Creon thinks Ismene helped with the burial of Polynices but Antigone denies this. Creon then sends them away until it's time for their punishment
  • The people of the town have been talking about how foolish Creon's decision to kill Antigone is which Haemon tells his father. He tells Creon that the people believe that Antigone should be honored rather than killed which leads to their argument. Creon believes that a man with his experience shouldn't listen to haemon who loses himself to a woman.
  • Father everyone in the town is talking about how foolish this is you will regret it.
  • In Scene 4 the Chorus and Antigone talk about the situation. Antigone is pitying herself and saying how she will never marry and is about to die. The chorus tries to comfort by saying that in her afterlife she will be reunited with the people she loves and will be respected their. Antigone blames her father and that he is the reason for her death. Then the guards lead her to her death.
  • Don't worry Antigone you're deeds are honest and pure. The reward you get in the afterlife will be good just wait.
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