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Antigone Chapter Summary & Analysis - Exodus Summary

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Exodus Summary

The scene opens with a Messenger commiserating on the dominion of fate, and man is powerless to anticipate it. He then narrows down this assertion to focus on Creon who was once great and happy but is now "a walking dead man." Even though the king might have everything in life a powerful man might want, without happiness he has nothing coveted by others. Choragos questions the Messenger regarding the depressing tone of his words. The Messenger then explains that Haemon has killed himself.

Eurydice, the queen, overhears something about sorrow, so she questions the Messenger. He responds with honesty since lying would only complicate matters. The Messenger tells the queen that he accompanied Creon to the site of Polyneices' body, where it was already pecked and pulled apart, and they gave this son of Oedipus a proper burial. Then they went to the vault...

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