“Antigone” Timeline: – Select 6 key events in the play “Antigone”. – Include these events in a chronological timeline. – Your timeline must include the following: ? – Name of the event. ? – Page number of the event. ? – A paragraph reaction that you have towards the event. 6 CHRONOLOGICAL EVENTS: 1. Antigone decides to bury Polyneices’ body despite what King Creon’s orders are against that action. PG. 773 – For this event, I think it is sweet that Antigone wants to give her brother a proper burial despite his course of action in the war.
Antigone is going against what King Creon put forth as a law. Therefore, she is risking her life. Some say that she is crazy and stupid for doing so. However, I would say that she is doing a brave and noble deed that should be recognized in a positive way. Just because her brother, Polyneices, deserves a proper burial, it does not make his actions forgivable or forgettable. 2. Creon deems that Antigone should be and is to be walled up alive. PG 786 – In this event, I found it shocking that Creon would sentence Antigone to be walled up alive.
Yes, Polyneices did wrong deeds but, Antigone was only being the noble and bigger person by giving him a proper burial. What Polyneices did was wrong. However, what Antigone did was noble and it shocked me that Creon would sentence her to be walled up alive for doing something noble even though it went against his demands. 3. Teiresias, the blind prophet, warns King Creon that Polyneices’ body must be buried to prevent a plague from terrorizing and consuming Thebes. PG 801 – In this event, you can yruley see the ignorance leading up to the discussion.
Teiresias is warning Creon that what he is about to inform him of is not pleasant. Creaon makes wise cracks saying that he won’t pay for his words to be said and he has an attitude all together towards the blind prophet. Once Creon hears the news, he realizes that the blind prophet was right but he also concludes that his stubborn pride prevents him from doing what is right. It worries Creon that the people will become deathly ill all because his stubborn pride will just not let him do the noble deed Antigone longed to do which was bury Polyneices. 4.
Creon decides to bury Polyneices and free Antigone. PG 802 – In this event, I was glad to see Creon’s change of heart. He finally gets over his stubborn pride and goes to free Antigone and ordered to have Polyneices’ body buried properly to stop plague from spreading. However, the next event reveals why Creon’s change of heart did not come quick enough. 5. In Antigone’s prison, she is found dead due to the fact that she hung herself. PG 806 – In this event, even though Creon was nice and had a change of heart, his change of heart did not come quick enough because Antigone killed herself.
Because of this, Creon is highly distressed and regrets what he has done to lead up to the point where one of his own blood killed herself. 6. Creon is lead into exile. PG 807 – My thought on this event was “YEAH! You had it coming Creon, you’re finally facing up to what you have done! ” Although I do take some sympathy for him, not a lot, I still think Creon deserved to be lead into exile due to him basically indirectly letting Antigone die and nearly causing an outburst of plague by not letting Polyneices’ body to be buried.