Antigone

By: Sheila Ortiz and Lesly Saenz

Stubbornness

Ismene:

But how could I live without her?


Creon:

You are.

She is already dead.


Ismene:

But your own son's bride!


Creon:

There are places enough for him to his plow.

I want no wicked women for my sons!


Ismene:

O dearest Haimon, how your father wrong you!


Creon:

I've had enough of your childish talk of marriage!


Choragos:

Do you really intend to steal this girl from your son?


Creon:

No; Death will do that for me.


This an export from Scene I, where Ismene is trying to convince Creon to not kill Antigone.


Lesson Learned:

Creon learned that sometimes you're wrong and being stubborn could have really bad consequences. (like your son's death)

Family

Antigone:

But I will bury him; and if I must die,

I say that this crime is holy: I shall lie down

With him in death, and I shall be as dear

To him as he is to me


This is an expert from The Prolouge, where Antigone is trying to convince Ismene to help her bury her brother.


Lesson Learned:

Ismene learned that family comes first, no matter what, by seeing Antigone give up her life in order to give her brother a proper burial.

Love

Creon:

You'll never marry her while she lives.


Haimon:

Then she must die. --- But her death will cause another.


Creon:

Another?

Have you lost your senses? Is that an open threat?


This an export from Scene III, where Haimon is standing up for his fiance.


Lesson Learned:

Creon learned that love is really powerful, that when you're in love nothing can stand in your way.