Antigone – Eurydice
What two people does the messenger say have died? How have they died?
Antigone died by hanging herself with her veil. Haemon saw this and killed himself with his own sword.
By the time Creon returns, who else has died?
Eurydice, his wife, has killed herself with a knife.
What is Creon’s attitude at the end of the play
He is repentant. He wants to kill himself, because he knows that everything that has happened is his fault alone.
Judging by the final speeches of the play, what do you think is Creon’s fatal flaw?
Pride (or Stubbornness). He thought that he had all the answers, and wanted the final word. Others tried to persuade him that he could be wrong, but he refused to listen. He thought that his decrees were of more importance than the laws of the gods.