Antigone - Study Guide Part 6 Summary & Analysis

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The Chorus rushes in and tries to convince Creon to let Antigone live. He responds by telling them that he understands that Antigone was born to die this way and that their quarrel over Polynices' body was just an excuse. Just as the Chorus reminds him that she is just a child, Haemon rushes in. Creon embraces him and attempts to persuade him to forget Antigone. Haemon struggles free and tries to talk his father into changing his mind.

Creon tells Haemon that, sooner or later, every man must accept that his childhood is over, and that today is that day for him. Haemon begs Creon to have the courage to be the loving father he knew as a child; Creon responds by telling him to stand up straight and face the world head on. Haemon runs out, screaming for Antigone. The Chorus urges Creon to do...

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