Antigone - This character is a strong-willed young woman who decides to bury her brother against the edict of her uncle, the new king.
Chorus - This character is another convention of Greek drama. They comment on the actions of the characters in the play and underline moral points.
Chorus Leader - See Koryphaios
Creon - This character was proclaimed regent (or ruler) after another's tragic fall from power. He has raised his sister's children as his own following her descent into madness.
Eurydice - This character appears late in the play, when she senses something is wrong with her family, and is then informed of the deaths of others by a messenger.
Haemon - This character is engaged to be married. He tries desperately to persuade his father to see reason by allowing the burial and the release of his beloved.
Ismene - This character loves...
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