Theban King Creon's announcement of his non-burial decree
A third important scene is the announcement by the Sentry of the law's violation with the honoring of Polyneices' corpse
Antigone and Ismene. Antigone foredooms her tragedy by deciding to violate the non-burial law by honoring the corpse of her brother Polyneices.
The King foredooms his tragedy by deciding to violate the god-given rights of all Thebans to proper burial rites and rituals.
the meeting between Theban King Creon and his son
The result is the King's decision to arrest and punish the perpetrator. Antigone's arrest and court appearance bring the criminal and the punisher together in the tragedy of deliberate crime and equally deliberate punishment
the meeting between Teiresias the blind prophet and Theban King Creon
The commuting of the capital punishment from death by stoning to death by live burial in a walled-up, remote cave opens up the possibility of the victim's suicide
Haemon must decide whether to repudiate or rescue his cousin and bride-to-be.
The King's insults and threats lead the Prophet to reveal the woeful fate of the royal household.