Antigone Study Guide Scene 3

Who has come to speak with Creon? Haemon
What does Creon say is the greatest evil that society faces? Anarchy is the greatest evil that society faces.
What does Haemon ask Creon to do? He asks for Creon to not be so stubborn and to free Antigone. He urges him to see reason because if he kills her, citizens who have already sided with her will be angry.
What is Creon’s response? He fiercely rejects his sons advice and threatens to kill Antigone right in front of him
Haemon says in Line 119: “Then she must die. But her death will cause another.” What does he mean by this? What does Creon think he means? Haemon is saying that if Creon kills Antigone he will commit suicide and follow her tragic demise. Creon thinks that Haemon is implying that if he kills Antigone Haemon will kill him, his father.
How has Haemon’s tone and attitude changed from the beginning to the end of the scene? Haemon has gone from polite, persuasive, and respectful towards his father to angry and rude, saying his father will never again lay eyes on his son.
How will Antigone be killed? Antigone will be sealed in a stone vault and given little food until she dies. (Creon plans to let Ismene go)

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