Antigone vs Creon

Antigone vs Creon

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  • I am not mad Ismene, I am doing the right thing by burying our brother and sending him to heaven. I do not care about Creon's law! Will you help me?
  • Antigone, you are mad! You shouldn't risk your life and defy Creon's law for our brother!
  • I bring dire news sir, it appears that Polynieces, the traitor, has been buried and we do not know who the culprit is.
  • Then why are you just standing here?! Go and find the person and bring him to me this instant!
  • Sir, I have found the culprit and it is none other than Princess Antigone herself!
  • Is this true Antigone?
  • Very well! Guards throw her in the dungeon, even the bravest men fear death!
  • It is. I deny nothing. For I value family and god's laws.
  • Antigone and Ismene have just recently arrived to Thebes. They learn that their two brothers, Polynieces and Eteocles, have died after a long hard civil war. Creon the new ruler bans the burial of Polynieces, and Antigone sneaks in to bury her brother.
  • The Sentry later on spots that Polynieces has a bit of dust on top of his body. He then tells Creon about this incident, and Creon becomes furious. Creon immediately sends back the Sentry to catch the culprit.
  • The Sentry enters leading Antigone with him and witnesses her attempting to bury Polynieces again. Creon asks her if this is true, and Antigone denys nothing. Filled with rage, Creon sends Antigone to jail, to await her death.
  • Haimon, Creon's son and Antigone's fiance, enters and argues with Creon to release Antigone. Creon accuses Haimon for falling in love with a wicked woman, but Haimon stands his ground and defends Antigone. In the end, Creon won't listen to him, and Haimon leaves.
  • Father, why have you imprisoned Antigone?
  • She is a criminal that does not follow her king's command!
  • Antigone gives a lecture to Creon saying how she doesn't regret her mistake and is proud of it. Creon is furious about how Antigone is acting towards him and explains to her how she cannot escape death.
  • Death doesn't scare me foolish Creon.
  • We shall see who is the fool Antigone! Guards take her away!
  • The blind prophet, Teiresias, enters to warn Creon about how he will lose his family. Creon ignores him and accuses him of working for money. However, Choragos advises him to listen to the prophet. He gives in and buries Polynieces with properly. he messenger comes in with dreadful news that his son, Haimon, had killed himself. Eurydice, wife of creon, couldn't handle this so she died as well. When they reach Antigone, they see that she had hung herself. Creon curses himself for being a foolish king.
  • Oh what a foolish king I am!
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