Antigone Mind Map

Antigone
Main Characters
Overview
Motifs
"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.
Eurydice
Creon's disengaged wife; knits and commits suicide
Creon
Weary king of Thebes; cares only about order
Haemon
Antigone's rejected fiancé; begs his father to spare Antigone
Chorus
Counselor who informs the audience, advises characters, and comments on the action
Ismene
Antigone's pretty, talkative, flirtatious older sister
Nurse
Strong, warmhearted nanny
Happiness
To Antigone, symbolizes superficiality and insincerity instead of authenticity and intensity