Timeline of Events in Antigone

Event #1 Creon now rules and decides that Eteocles, who died defending the city, is to be buried with full honors, while the body of Polynices, the invader, is left to rot.
Event #2 Outraged, Antigone reveals to Ismene a plan to bury Polynices in secret, and go against Creon’s order.
Event #3 When Ismene won’t defy the king, Antigone angrily rejects her and goes off alone to bury her brother.
Event #4 Creon discovers that someone has attempted to tried to “bury” Polynices by covering him with dirt.
Event #5 Creon demands that the guilty one be found andbrought before him. When he discovers that Antigone did it, he is furious!
Event #6 Antigone argues with Creon, declaring his order tobe against the laws of the gods themselves.
Event #7 Enraged by Antigone’s refusal to submit to hisauthority, Creon declares that she and her sister will be put to death.
Event #8 Haemon, Creon’s son who is engaged to Antigone,asks his father to change his mind. Without admitting that he was wrong, Creon changes his mind and declares that Ismene shall live, and Antigone will be sealed in a tomb to die of starvation, instead of being stoned to death.
Event #9 The blind prophet Tiresias warns Creon that the gods don’t like leaving Polynices unburied and will punish the king with the death of his own son. After rejecting Tiresias angrily, Creon changes his mind and decides to bury Polyneices and free Antigone.
Event #10 But Creon’s change of heart comes too late. Antigone has hanged herself and Haemon, in desperate agony, kills himself as well. On hearing the news of her son’s death, Eurydice, the queen, also kills herself, cursing Creon.
Event #11 Alone, in despair, Creon accepts responsibility for all the tragedy and prays for a quick death. The play ends with a somber warning from the chorus that pride will be punished by the blows of fate

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