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Antigone (The Oedipus Plays) | Characters

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Character Description Traits
Antigone Antigone is the protagonist of the play who defies a law that she believes is unjust. Read More proud, defiant, headstrong
Ismene Ismene is Antigone's sister, who is reluctant to help Antigone disobey Creon's orders. Read More loyal, honest, hesitant
Creon Creon is the antagonist of the play and ruler of Thebes. Read More arrogant, proud, stubborn
Haemon Haemon is Creon's son, who is also engaged to Antigone. Read More compassionate, level-headed, anguished
Chorus The Chorus offers narration and judgments about the characters' actions. observant, judgmental, authoritative
Eteocles Eteocles is the youngest son of Oedipus and brother to Antigone and Ismene; he is killed in a battle over the throne of Thebes against his brother Polyneices. greedy, hungry for power
Eurydice Eurydice is Creon's wife and Haemon's mother. tragic, angry
Guard A guard reveals that Antigone is the one who buried Polyneices. self-protective, straight talking
Messenger A messenger reveals the news that both Haemon and Eurydice have committed suicide. objective, articulate
Polyneices Polyneices is the oldest son of Oedipus and brother to Antigone and Ismene; he is killed in a battle over the throne of Thebes against his brother Eteocles. angry, vengeful
Teiresias Teiresias is a blind prophet who warns Creon about his fate. stern, wise, compassionate
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