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Antigone Mind Map
"I Must Go and Bury My Brother."
Based on the classic drama by Sophocles, Antigone follows the tragic mythological heroine as she fights to bury her brother Polynices, who was deemed a traitor. Caught between the rules of society and her sense of duty, Antigone ignores her sister's warnings and the king's decree by burying Polynices anyway—an act of defiance that leads to her own death.
Creon's disengaged wife; knits and commits suicide
Weary king of Thebes; cares only about order
Antigone's rejected fiancé; begs his father to spare Antigone
Counselor who informs the audience, advises characters, and comments on the action
Antigone's pretty, talkative, flirtatious older sister
Strong, warmhearted nanny
To Antigone, symbolizes superficiality and insincerity instead of authenticity and intensity