Antigone attempts to persuade her sister Ismene into burying thier brother Polynices. She declines though becuase Creon, her unlce declares that those who do so will be sentenced to death.
Creon informs the people of his disallowance regarding the burial..but a soldier confronts the crowd with the news that the body has been buried.
The soldier brings Antigone to Creon who tells her about the punishment for her actions. Both Creon and Antigone glorify what they have done. Antigone's sister Ismene takes her side, but Antigone does not want to share what she has done because she is prideful in her actions.
Haimon, Creon's son is trying to change his father's mind about the death penalty.
After The First Old Man consoles with Antigone, Creon says his last words before sending Antigone off to her death...soon after the blind prophet Tiresias puts himself before Creon explaining that what he has done is wrong and the bad outcomes if he doesn't change his decision.
A messenger comes and tells Creon's wife of the dead with Antigone and Haimon. Creon goes to bring the body's to her but when he arrives he has found that she is also dead.