Scene 3 – Antigone

Who has come to speak with Creon? Haemon, his son and Antigone’s fiancé
What does Creon say is the greatest evil that society faces? (hint: lines 33-44) Anarchy
What does Haemon ask Creon to do? He asks him not to be stubborn, to listen and be moved to free Antigone.
What is Creon’s response? He accuses Haemon of being immature and “whipped” for Antigone; he has “sold out to a woman”
Haemon says in line 119: “Then she must die. But her death will cause another.” What does Haemon mean? What does Creon think he means? Haemon means that he will kill himself if Creon kills Antigone. Creon thinks that Haemon means that he will kill Creon.
How has Haemon’s tone/attitude toward Creon changed from the beginning to end of scene 3? At the beginning, he was respectful and trying to flatter Creon. At the end he is desperate and accuses Creon of being too stubborn and of offending the gods.
How will Antigone be killed? She will be sealed in a stone vault until she dies.

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