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Professor Bradley Greenburg of Northeastern Illinois University explains the main characters in Sophocles's play Antigone.
|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|