Seven against Thebes Character Descriptions

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Antigone - This character is the sister who is brave enough to argue with the Herald and to promise defiance of the council's edict.

Chorus - This is the name of the Theban maidens who sing sections of the play. Their purpose is to explain events or actions that occurred previously and to provide commentary on the events that are occurring.

Eteocles - This character is the ruler of Thebes and is one of the surviving sons.

Herald - This character appears at the play's conclusion to bring word of the council's decision regarding the funerals of the two brothers who killed each other.

Ismene - This character is another sister who appears at the end of the play to mourn her brothers' passing.

Polyneices - This character is the second surviving son. His body is seen at the end of the play. He has no lines...

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