Antigone – Characters Flashcard

Antigone – Characters Flashcard

Eurydice
wife of Creon (kills herself)
Haimon
Creons son; Antigons fiance; kills himself
Antigone
the daughter of King Oedipus who disobeyed Creon and was condemned to death
Creon
the brother of Jocasta and uncle of Antigone who became king of Thebes after the fall of Oedipus
Ismene
Sister of Antigone
Choragos
leader of the chorus
Sentry
The guard who brings the news that Antigone buried Polyneices
Polyneices
Creon refused to bury him because he thought he was a traitor
Eteocles
Antigone’s brother that was given a proper burial
Teiresias
blind prophet
Oedipus
a tragic king of Thebes who unknowingly killed his father Laius and married his mother Jocasta
Jocasta
(Greek mythology) queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus
ode to Love
Aphrodite= strongest, you cannot escape love
Ode to man
Describing how wonderful man is. The only thing men cannot escape is Death
Ode to Dionysus
Dionysus=God of Wine; they praise him because he is the guardian of Thebes
Greek Chorus
The narrator of the play
Last Chorus
Describes wisdom and how its the ultimate way 2 achieve happiness if you dont learn from mistakes you Falter If your arrogant to the gods they will have revenge on you
Antigone Fatal Flaw
Arrogance and putting morality above her own life
Creon Fatal Flaw
Arrogance and pride over the people (not gods)
Sophocles
Writer of Antigone
Ode
Celebration, to praise it, to pay tribe to…
Parados
The chorus is telling the past of the War
Prologue
Conflict of the entire play