Antigone - Scene 3

Antigone - Scene 3
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Antigone - Scene 3

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  • Each son hating his father's enemies, honoring his father's friends
  • You have reasoned badly.  They say no woman has ever died so shamefully for a generous act
  • The State is the King!
  • You think it right to stand up for an anarchist
  • Ah.  Who is it that's talking like a boy now?
  • You have no right to trample on God's right!
  • Love, unconquerable waster of rich men... Even the immortals cannot escape you
  • As you have bright anger strike between father and son - and none has conquered but love!
  • Creon tells Haimon that a son must be dutiful and attentive towards his father, as well as share similar viewpoints in who the father likes and dislikes.  After this, Haimon explains that Creon has reasoned badly towards punishing Antigone, as him, and the other townspeople, agree that Antigone has done nothing wrong or indecent.  However, Creon is unaware of this because the people only tell him what he wants to hear
  • The two get into an argument.  Haimon basically tries to tell Creon that he is acting like a boy, and that his leadership style is self-absorbed.  Creon argues that everyone must obey and agree with him, as the State is the King,  and anyone that doesn't supports anarchist views.  In general, neither argument is effective, and both acted quite childish.
  • The Chorus explains that Love is a very strong force that is inescapable and unconquerable.  It was Love that brought about the argument between Haimon and Creon.  They also admit to the fact that both the arguments of Creon and Haimon were not very effective, and the only true winner of the argument was Love. 
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