Antigone Precis

Drama and Theater / April 23, 2015 / No Comments /
A brief summary of Sophocles’ play, `Antigone`.

`Creon announces that since Eteocles died defending his city, he is a hero and shall have a hero’s burial. However since Polyneices returned from exile to fight for the throne, he is considered to be a traitor to his city. Creon announces that no one is to bury or mourn for Polyneices, and that his body will be left for scavengers. The guard watching over Polynieces? corpse rushes in to inform Creon that the body has been buried, though he is unsure by whom. The elders suggest that perhaps the gods buried him. Creon informs the guard that if he does not produce the criminal who buried Polyneices, the guard will be held responsible for the act. `

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