Antigone

Oedipus king of Thebes, the son of Laius and Jocasta, and the father by Jocasta of Eteocles, Polynices, Antigone, and Ismeme: as was prophesied at his birth, he unwittingly killed his father and married his mother, blinded himself
Jocasta Queen of Thebes who unknowingly married her own son Oedipus, killed herself
Antigone all the conflict starts because her brothers die. Polynices death is not looked upon as being as serious as her other brother Atococles death is looked at as serious because he was not seen as a trader. The concept of thinking one death is more important then the other upsets antigone. After antigone buries her brother she is sentenced to death and she knew that would happen therefore she chose death. She valued death and life more than others and realizes that everyone will eventually die so she wants to die for the right cause. Antigone doesn’t want her uncle to win so she commits suicide, fiancĂ© of Haimon
Ismene daughter of Oepipus, sister of Antigone, very logical, sticks to the rules
Polyneices Antigone’s brother who fought against Thebes and was left unburied due to Creon’s law
Eteocles Antigone’s brother that died in battle and recieved a hero’s burial
Creon the brother of Jocasta and uncle of Antigone who became king of Thebes after the fall of Oedipus, father of Haimon, husband of Eurydice
Chorus in Greek drama, the group of citizens who stand outside the main action on stage and comment on it.
Choragos leader of the chorus
Sentry a person employed to watch for something to happen
Haimon son of Creon and Eurydice, engaged to Antigone, defends Antigone’s actions when speaking to his father, first to discover Antigone’s body, tries to kill father, kills himself out of despair
Teiresias blind prophet
Eurydice wife of Creon, kills herself after her son Haimon

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