Antigone Sophocles

Antigone Sophocles

polynices
son of oedipus and brother to ismene, antigone, and eteocles
creon
antigones uncle, the king of Thebes
oedipus
father to antigone, ismene, eteocles, and polynices
ismene
daughter and half-sister of oedipus, sister to antigone, polynices, and eteocles
haemon
antigone’s young fiance and son to King Creon
antigone
daughter and sister of oedipus,
choragos
leader of the chorus/spokesperson
teiresias
a blind prophet of Thebes, tells creon: “that his refusal to bury Polynices and his punishment of Antigone for the burial will bring the curses of the gods down on Thebes”, and knows other creepy stuff like this
eteocles
son of oedipus and brother to ismene, andtigone, and polynices
chorus
civilians/townspeople
eurydice
Creon’s wife, kills herself after learning that her son Haemon and his fiance, Antigone, had both committed suicide
exodos
ending of the play, last words of play by the chorus
prologues
telling more information about the play (also explains the characters and how they are related and the curse etc, stuff you need to know before you keep reading basically)
tradegy
so many tragic heroes the curses etc the whole book is a tragedy
What are the names of Antigones brothers and sisters? Which brother was for the Thebes and which brother was against the Thebes?
ismene, eteocles, polynices. Eteocles was for Thebes and Polynices was against Thebes.
Who does Antigone ask to help bury her brother?
ismene
How does Antigone bury her brother?
she tries to but fails being caught by the guards. so she does not. she dies before she has a chance. Creon later buries him in a tomb
What was the curse of Antigones family?
oedipus would kill his father and marry his mother
How does the sentinel or guard discover who tried to bury Polynice’s body?
someone saw her trying to bury him a second time
Who does Creon think is capable of going against his decree? Why?
one of the sentries for money maybe
When is Antigone captured?
when she is caught trying to bury polynices for the second time
What are the senators’ or Chorus’ thoughts of Creon’s decree? Will they publicly speak out? Why or why not?
his decree may have displeased the gods. they told creon and the sentry
Why does Ismene try to share responsibility for burying Polynices’ body?
she did not want to lose antigone and if she did die she wanted to die with antigone together
How does Haemon react towards his father when he finds out his fiance’ has been accused of burying Polynices’ body?
he tries to persuade creon into thinking differently and says that if creon kills antigone haemon will kill himself too
How does Creon react to Tiresias’ decree?
he refuses to take the advice he says tiresiasa wisdom is false and that tiresias is only trying to benefit himself
Why does Eurydice kill herself?
because of the death of her sone haemon and his fiance antigone
Why does Antigone want to bury her brother?
because it is an offense against the gods and morality to leave a corpse unburied
Why won’t her sister help?
she is too scared to go against creon, his decree, and the law
How did the brothers die?
killing each other on the battlefield for control of thebes
Why won’t Creon allow Polynices to be buried?
he believes polynices wanted to destroy the city and enslave the people, bad intentions for thebes
How does the sentinel or guard feel when he brings Antigone to Creon?
they werent sure who should tell creon about polynices body being covered up with dirt and were arguing about it, they didnt want to go against creon and say polynices should be buried
How does Creon finally decide to punish Antigone?
creon will leave antigone on an island so that the city will escape all pollution
What reasoning does Haemon use to have Creon reconsider his decree against Antigone?
he says if antigone dies he will kill himself as well, says what the people are thinking and how they all side with antigone, haemon also tries to appeal to the father son bond between them two
What will Haemon do if Antigone is still punished?
kill himself
Who is the only person Antigone says she would help in a similar situation?
i have no clue honestly lets hope this specific question isnt on the final
How does Antigone act in her final scene?
not so sure…she tried to escape
What does Tieresias warn Creon about?
his punishment to antigone and rerfusal to bury polynices will bring a curse from the gods down onto thebes
When does Creon finally have a change of heart?
he is afraid of the gods
How does Eurydice die?
she hangs herself
What does Creon find when he gets to Antigone’s tomb?
antigone has hung herself with the cloth of her own dress
What does Creon do when he hears Eurydice/s curse against him?
yep dont know for this one either. man i thought the internet was better than this
What does Creon do at the end of the play?
creon is miserable with everyone he loves dead
What is the major message of the play?
tradition vs what is right sort of