The backscene represents the front of the palace, with three doors, of which the central and largest is the principal entrance into the house.
Creonthe new ruler of Thebes, has declared that Eteocles is to be honoured and Polynices is to be disgraced by leaving his body unburied on the battlefield a harsh and shameful punishment at the time.
Creonfurious at this wilful disobedience, questions Antigone over her actions, but she does not deny what she has done and argues unflinchingly with Creon about the morality of his edict and the morality of her deeds.
Despite her innocence, Ismene is also summoned and interrogated and tries to confess falsely to the crime, wishing to die alongside her sister, but Antigone insists on shouldering full responsibility.
The two men are soon bitterly insulting each other and eventually Haemon storms out, vowing never to see Creon again. Creon decides to spare Ismene but rules that Antigone should be buried alive in a cave as punishment for her transgressions. She is brought out of the house, bewailing her fate but still vigorously defending her actions, and is taken away to her living tomb, to expressions of great sorrow by the Chorus.
The blind prophet Tiresias warns Creon that the gods side with Antigoneand that Creon will lose a child for his crimes of leaving Polynices unburied and for punishing Antigone so harshly. Tiresias warns that all of Greece will despise him, and that the sacrificial offerings of Thebes will not be accepted by the gods, but Creon merely dismisses him as a corrupt old fool.Created Date: 1/22/ AM.
Antigone. The Harvard Classics.
A prize full rich for birds that scent afar 32 Their sweet repast. So Creon bids, they say, Creon the good, commanding thee and me, Yes, me, I say, and now is coming here, To make it clear to those who knew it not, 36 And counts the matter not a trivial thing;.
|Antigone (Sophocles play) - Wikipedia||The backscene represents the front of the palace, with three doors, of which the central and largest is the principal entrance into the house. The time is at daybreak on the morning after the fall of the two brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, and the flight of the defeated Argives.|
|From the SparkNotes Blog||Creonthe new ruler of Thebes and brother of the former Queen Jocasta, has decided that Eteocles will be honored and Polyneices will be in public shame.|
|Be Book-Smarter.||Synopsis[ edit ] Prior to the beginning of the play, brothers Eteocles and Polyneices, leading opposite sides in Thebes ' civil war, died fighting each other for the throne. Creonthe new ruler of Thebes and brother of the former Queen Jocasta, has decided that Eteocles will be honored and Polyneices will be in public shame.|
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The story is about a young woman who has buried her brother by breaking king’s decree, and now she is punished for obeying God’s law.