The scene opens with Haemon, son of Creon, finding his lover, Antigone, dead.
"You unhappy boy, what have you done?" "Come out, my child-I'm begging you-please come."
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"You see us here, all in one family-the killer and the killed." "Alas, my son, you died so young-a death before your time." "not your own foolishness but mine."
"Alas, it seems you've learned to see what's right-but far too late."
Creon enters the tomb and finds Antigone, hanging by the neck. He see's Haemon at her waist in despair crying out in misery.
"Is there something more evil than all this?"
"My lord, you come like one who stores up evil, what you hold in your arms and what you'll see before too long inside the house."
"Your wife is dead-" "slaughtered with a sword-her wounds are very new, poor lady."
After Creon expressed to Haemon to let go, Haemon gave him a fierce look and without saying anything, pulled out his sword. Aiming for his father, Creon moved and it failed. Then led the sword to himself.
"Alas, how miserable I feel- to look upon the second horror."
"By this woman who lies dead you stand charged with the deaths of both your sons."
As Creon enters the side of the palace with attendants and his dead son in his hands, the chorus leader (thebes elders) talks to Creon about what he has done to his family.
The messenger appears to talk to Creon and give bad news of his wife, Eurydice.
The messenger opens the palace doors to show Creon the tragic death. Creon in is distraught with two deaths in his name.