Antigone

Oedipus -King of Thebes-Son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta -Father of Antigone, Ismene, Polyneices, and Eteocles -Husband of Jocasta-Blinded himself
Creon -Jocasta’s brother-King of Thebes-Husband of Eurydice-Father of Haemon
Laius Oedipus’s father-Husband of Jocasta-King of Thebes-Killed by Oedipus
Tiresias -the blind prophet
Jocasta Queen of Thebes-Wife of Lauis and Oedipus-Mother of Antigone, Ismene, Polyneices,Eteocles and Oedipus-Hung herself
Antigone Daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta-Sister to Ismene, Polyneices, and Eteocles-Fiance to Haemon-buried her brother, and was sent to die in a cave-Hung herself
Ismene Daughter of Oedipus and Jocasta-Sister to Antigone, Polyneices, and Eteocles
Polyneices -Traitor to Creon-Son of Oedipus and Jocasta-Brother to Antigone, Ismene,and Eteocles-Was killed in battle against Eteocles
Eteocles -Son of Oedipus and Jocasta-Brother to Antigone, Ismene, and Polyneices-Was killed in battle against Polyneices
Haemon -Son of Creon and Eurydice-Fiance to Antigone-Stabbed himself because Antigone was dead
Eurydice -Wife of Creon-Mother of Haemon-Stabbed herself in the heart after finding out about her son’s death
What has just happened in the sisters’ family? her mom, dad, and brothers were dead
What does Antigone plan to do? bury her brother, because he is still her brother and she feels it’s the right thing to do
Does Ismene plan to join her? No, she doesn’t want to get caught
What news does the Sentry bring? Who does Creon think is responsible? Someone has buried the body; Sentry, or a rebel(man
What is the dramatic irony in this scene? they know that Antigone buried Polyneices but not Creon or the Sentry
Who does the sentry bring before Creon? How has the culprit been caught? Antigone; she reburies him after he’s unburied
What is Antigone’s attitude towards death? She doesn’t care what happens to her now, she just wanted to do the right thing for her brother and the gods.
Whom else does Creon want to question? Ismene
What has he decided to do with the sisters? have them taken away
Who has come to speak to Creon? Haemon
What does Creon say is the greatest evil that society faces? disobedience
What does Haemon ask Creon to do? rethink his actions about killing Antigone
What is Creon’s response? he’s going to kill Antigone andnot Ismene
How has Haemon’s tone/attitude toward Creon changedfrom the beginning to the end of Scene 3? he wasn’t upset at first, then he got upset
How will Antigone be killed? walled in a cave until she dies of natural causes
What is the chorus’s attitude toward Antigone? How is it different from earlier in the play? apologetic; Creon’s side
What feelings does Antigone express about her father? She’s ashamed of her father, and she thinks her father’s crimes has affected the whole family
What is happening at the end of Scene 4? Antigone is led away
What does Creon accuse Teiresias of wanting from him? money
What does Teiresisas predict for Creon? What crime has Creon commited to deserve this? his son’s gonna die; neighboring cities will attack, hasn’t buried Polyneices, imprisioned Antigone
What two people does the messenger say has died? Haemon and Antigone
By the time Creon returns, who else has died? Eurydice
What is Creon’s attitude at the end of the play? mournful
Judging by the final speeches of the play, what do you think is Creon’s fatal flaw? stubborness

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