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1. Sophocles 2. Antigone 3. Originally performed around 400 B.C.

4. Antigone was a young girl that was betroved to marry the king's son, Haemon. She was fearless in her acts of burying her brother's body although it was banned. She and Haemon were madly in love with one another. She was the daughter of Oedipus and Iocasta. She has several siblings: Iseme, Eteocles, and Polyneices. She can be characterized as daring, determined, strong- willed and caring.

Iseme was Antigone's sister. She was not as fearless as her sister was; she did not take part in the burying of her brother. She was afraid of the consequences. But, however, it was evident that she was reliable. When she was questioned if she took part in the burial, she said she was willing so that she would share the consequences with her sister.

Creon was the King of Thebes. Creon was also the brother of Iocasta.

He was uncle to Antigone. He followed the kingdom's rules exactly and with no exceptions. He was considered ruthless because he sentenced Antigone to live in a cave without food and water.

Haemon was Creon's son. He was truly in love with Antigone. Haemon can be characterized as sacrificing and loyal because he took his own life since he could not spend it with Antigone.

Eurydice was Creon's wife. She was also self-sacrificing which is evident by her taking her own life. After learning of her son's death, she did not want to live life without him. She forfeited her life for her son. From this action you can infere that she must have cared more for her son than her husband.

Chorus of Theban elders played a big part in the play. They always gave advice to Creon. In the...