Will you help these hands take up Polyneices? (53).
You're too rash. Has Creon not expressly banned that act? (59).
I bring [Antigone], captured while honoring the grave (443).
Antigone, daughter of the late King Oedipus of Thebes, explains to Ismene, her sister, her plan to bury Polyneices, her brother that died fighting for the opposite side.
Creon, the current King of Thebes, has made it against the law and punishable by death to bury Polyneices.
Creon finds out about Antigone burying her brother from a guard.
Alas for me... the guilt for all of this is mine - it can never be removed from me or passed to any other mortal man (1463).
Creon kills Antigone for breaking the law.
Then go down to the dead. If you must love, love them. No woman is going to govern me - no, no - not while I'm still alive (599).
Haemon, Creon's son, kills himself after Antigone, his future wife. is killed. Eurydice, Haemon's mother, kills herself after her son is dead.
Alas, how miserable I feel - to look upon this second horror. What remains for me, what's fate still got in store? I've just held my own son in my arms, and now I see right here in front of me another corpse. Alas for this suffering mother. Alas, my son (1438).
Creon realizes his mistakes of breaking divine law, and regrets his decisions.