"You, there, take them away and guard them well: For they are but women."
The Role of Women
"I want no wicked women for my sons!"
"O dearest Haimon, how your father wrong you!"
In this scene, Antigone and Ismene are talking about burying Polynices. Antigone believes that following the Gods rules are more important than what Creon has to say so she decides to bury Polynices herself. Ismene not only thinks that is a bad idea because of what Creon said, but also because of the role women play in the time.
"Out there in the wilderness, and lock her Living in a vault of stone."
Creon thinks that since Antigone and Ismene are women, that they will be scared that they are about to die and run. He assumes that if a man is scared enough to run, then women are more likely to run.
Messenger: " Creon shrank back, the blade missed; and the boy Desperate against himself , drove it half its length Into his own side, and fell."
The role of women greatly affects all of the characters in this story. Creon decides whether or not it is acceptable for Haiman to marry Antigone or not. Not only does Antigone not have a say, but neither does Haiman.
"Let it come, Let death come quickly, and be kind to me. I would not ever see the sun again."
After Antigone decides to bury Polynices, she takes pride in what she's done. She is a hero. But Creon sentences her to be locked up in a cave.
In this scene, Haiman knows what his father has done is wrong and confronts him. He tries to stab Creon but misses and stabs himself resulting in a "tragic hero".
After Haiman confronted Creon about what he was doing wrong and killed himself, Creon knew what he did wrong and decided kill himself.