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  • Antigone heard that Creon would bury Eteocles but not Polyneices. She believes They both fought just as hard and died the same death but Polyneices is a traitor in Creon's' eyes. Antigone thinks they should both be buried so she will bury Polyneices herself.
  • " But I will bury him; and if I must die, I say this crime is holy: I shall lie down with him in death, and I shall be as dear to him as he to me." (55-58)
  • Antigone is asking Ismene if she will help and pay the respects to there unburied brother but Ismene is to scared to break Creon's law. Antigone could care less about Creon's law, all that matters to her is that her brother gets a proper burial. Antigone thinks she is doing the right thing and Creon is in the wrong.
  • "But think of the danger! Think of what Creon will do!" (34)
  • " Creon is not strong enough to stand in my way." (35)
  • Hameon is trying to tell Creon that he has too much pride in his ruling. If Ceon doesn't think about what he is doing to Polyneices and Antigone there will be other deaths on this hands. Creon is trying to tell him that everyone loves how he is ruling but Haemon is thinking otherwise.
  • "The state is king!"(107)
  • "My voice is the one giving orders in this city!" (105)
  • "It is no city if it takes orders from one voice." (106)
  • Antigone proudly told Creon she buried her brother. Creon says her punishment is death and Antigone is arguing that she did nothing wrong but if death is what he wants then so be it. She says all that matters is her brother had his burial and she is now satisfied.
  • "Nothing .That gives me everything." (94)
  • "Then I beg you: kill me. This talking is a great weariness: your words are distasteful to me, and I am sure that mine seem so to you." (95-97)
  • Haemon is begging Creon to not to kill Antigone in an awful manner so Creon changes his plans for her and will now let her suffer in a stone tomb till her death. Haemon knows there will be other deaths or conflicts if he kills Antigone.
  • " I will carry her far away, out there in the wilderness, and lock her living in a stone vault of stone." (142-144)
  • Creon finally had a change in heart and decided to give Polyneices a proper burial then he would go and let Antigone free. Once he got to the stone vault he found Antigone and Haemon lying dead next to each other. He then realized he let his pride get in the way of what his son was trying to tell him.
  • "lead me away. I have been rash and foolish. I have killed my son and wife." (134-135)
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