Antigone - Part 2 Summary & Analysis

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Part 2 Summary

Antigone creeps in, carrying her shoes in her hand. She's immediately confronted by her Nurse, who asks her where she had been so early in the morning; the Nurse clearly believes that Antigone had visited a secret sweetheart. Antigone hints that that was the case and lets the Nurse prattle on about how carefully she raised Antigone, how different she is from Ismene, what Haemon is going to say, and what Antigone's mother would have said if she were still alive. At that, Antigone confesses that she wasn't out seeing a secret sweetheart and tells the Nurse that her mother would have been proud of what she was doing. The Nurse weeps with frustration and Antigone comforts her, saying that when the Nurse cries, Antigone feels like a little girl; but she can't be a little girl today.

Ismene comes in, looking for Antigone. Antigone sends the...

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