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Antigone Chapter Summary & Analysis - Scene 4 (Fourth Episode) Summary

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Scene 4 (Fourth Episode) Summary

Antigone is led in front of Creon, and Choragos starts to tear up at the sight of her. He can no longer distance himself from her death. Antigone asks all to see her as a woman about to die, a woman who will never marry. The Chorus responds to her that they know she is honorable, and neither illness nor war carries her to her death. Antigone compares her emotional state to that of Niobe, former queen of Thebes, who had all her children killed, just as Antigone has lost her parents and brothers. The Chorus assures Antigone of her peaceful afterlife. Antigone believes she is being mocked even though she is about to die unjustly. To that, the Chorus responds that the throne is unyielding and questions how much responsibility for her choices is her father's. Antigone agrees that it is indeed...

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