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Unformatted text preview: Title: Antigone Author: Sophocles Setting: City of Thebes, in the palace Literary Period: Ancient Greece Main Characters: Antigone, Creon, Ismene, A Chorus, A Sentry, Haemon, Tiresias, A Messenger, Edrydice, Guards, attendants and a boy Plot Summary: The play opens with Antigone asking her sister to help her bury their dead brothers body because by Gods rules its a proper thing to do. However; Creon, the ruler of Thebes at that time, has forbidden burying Polynices because he has done wrong to the city and it is his punishment. Antigone does not agree with Creons point of view and proceeds with the burial. Later that day, the nervous Sentry enters the palace and informs Creon that someone covered Polynices's body with dirt last night. When Creon finds out that it was Antigone that broke the laws, he became furious. He does not know what to do. He has to stick to the rules and kill her, but thats the last thing he really wants to do, since Antigone is his sons bride to be. If he kills her he will break his heart. As the play proceeds Crean chooses to kill her in order to show to be....
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This note was uploaded on 02/25/2010 for the course CCC 123 taught by Professor Mr.hala during the Spring '10 term at Vermont.
- Spring '10
- Antigone (The Oedipus Plays), Antigone, Ismene, Creon, Haemon