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Antigone Chapter Summary & Analysis - Scene 1 (First Episode) Summary

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Scene 1 (First Episode) Summary

Choragos introduces Creon and shares all the concerns regarding a new leader that citizens will share. In an attempt to quell their fears, Creon addresses his people, represented in the Chorus. He reassures them that his current position is divinely ordained. He proves he is the rightful heir to the throne, especially in light of the recent deaths of his nephews. Creon further acknowledges that loyalty is not transferable; it must be earned. He cannot expect his loyal subjects to be faithful to him until he has proven his worth as a leader.

Creon also shares his ruling philosophy with his people. He will show no fear in his rule nor will he patronize anyone. His job, as he sees it, is for the general good over personal alliances. He clearly states that personal friendship is secondary to the general good.

The Chorus...

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