Eteocles who died fighting for his country and with exceptional bravery we shall bury him with all the honours and funeral ceremonies customary for a man who died a hero…”
I have ordered that he(polyneices) is to have no grave at all no one is to bury him or mourn for him his body is to be left in the open uncovered a stinking feast for the scavengers dogs and crows
Yet you dared to disobey the law?
Did you hear of my order forbidding the burial?
yes I did because it's your law not the law of God natural justice which is of all times and places numinous not material equality of Zeus not of Kings recognizes no such law you are merely a man mortal like me
Of course I did, how could I not?
Creon has announced that the brother Eteocles died a hero and deserves a proper burial with highest honors.
This is her father talking, stubborn like him she won't give way
Not even with the whole part of the state against her.
But he will not allow the burial of the other brother, Polyneices, as his recent actions portray him as a traitor to the state.
But if I were to spare her life I too would betray the state and its law and everything I stand for.
Although Creon states that his word is law, Antigone argues that his law is not legitimate and that the law of the gods is what she goes by, even if that means she will be executed
You will suffer as they did!
Antigone's argument is overlooked and seen as a foolish statement. They portray Antigone and her father as stubborn.
In the argument Creon states that even if he did spare Antigone's life, that would make him a traitor to the state as well by acting against his own law.
Teiresias, the blind prophet informs Creon of his imminent fate, as a result of his disobedience to the gods. After Creon hears this, he makes the decision to free Antigone from her sentence.