Antigone - Study Guide Part 7 Summary & Analysis

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The Chorus enters with the announcement that it's all over for Antigone and that soon it will be Creon's turn. Suddenly the Messenger rushes in and describes how, after Antigone was walled up in the cave, cries that were not Antigone's were heard from inside the cave. When Creon frantically had the stones that sealed the cave pulled away, he discovered that Antigone had hanged herself and that Haemon had cut down her body and was holding her. Creon pulled Haemon away from her but Haemon then spat in his father's face, pulled out his sword, and killed himself.

Creon then appears. He tells the Chorus that he buried Antigone and Haemon together like a pair of lovers and says that it's over. The Chorus tells him that it's not over at all; that when his wife heard that Haemon was dead, she went into her bedroom...

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