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Antigone

Antigone

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Antigone

Antigone was a total rebel. The best kind, too. She'd always do what was right—no matter what. When her brothers, Polyneices and Eteocles, killed each other fighting over the throne of Thebes, her uncle Creon declared that Eteocles would be buried with all the proper rites, while Polyneices would be left for the dogs and buzzards (um... gross). Antigone wasn't going to have that, though. She buried Polyneices, even though it meant her death. How did Antigone get so tough? We're guessing that spending her formative years in exile guiding her blind dad/brother Oedipus around might've had something to do with it. However you shake it, Antigone was one tough girl.

Basic Information

NameAntigone
NicknameRebel Girl, Tough Chick
SexFemale
Current cityElysium

Work & Education

OccupationHeroine
Princess of Thebes
Rebel
EducationThe Fates' School of Hard Knocks

Beliefs

Political viewsPersonal morality above all

Family & Friends (& Enemies)

ParentsOedipus (my Dad, who was also my half-brother… yeah)
Jocasta (my Mom, who was also my grandma… again, it's a long story)
SiblingsIsmene (my weak-willed sister)
Eteocles (my bonehead brother who wouldn't share the throne of Thebes like he promised)
Polyneices (my other bonehead brother who died trying to take the throne and who I died trying to bury)
FriendsIsmene (although she seriously ticked me off when she didn't want to help bury Eteocles)
Haemon (my beloved fiancé who I never got a chance to marry)
EnemiesCreon (my uncle/great uncle, who buried me alive when I insisted on burying my brother)

Relationships

Relationship statusWas engaged to Haemon
Interested inA nice, peaceful relationship

Favorites

Quotations“Rebellion against tyrants is obedience to God.”
– Benjamin Franklin

“It is generally a feminine eye that first detects the moral deficiencies hidden under the 'dear deceit' of beauty.”
– T.S. Eliot

“Our freedom of speech is freedom or death.
We got to fight the powers that be.
Lemme hear you say,
Fight the power.”
– Public Enemy

“You can chain me, you can torture me, you can even destroy this body, but you will never imprison my mind.”
– Mahatma Gandhi

“I hold it that a little rebellion now and then is a good thing, and as necessary in the political world as storms in the physical.”
– Thomas Jefferson

“She's a rebel.
She's a saint.
She's salt of the earth,
And she's dangerous.”
– Green Day
BooksThe Awakening by Kate Chopin  
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky  
Age of Iron by J.M. Coetzee  
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath  
"Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allan Poe (I wish my sepulcher had been by the sea.) 
"Bernice Bobs Her Hair" by F. Scott Fitzgerald  
A Doll's House by Henrik Ibsen (Yeah Nora! You walk out of that house.)
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston 
"Daddy" by Sylvia Plath (I mean, it's kind of impossible for me to not have daddy issues, right?) 
Antigone by Sophocles (Yeah, it pretty much went down like this.) 
MusicShe's a Rebel by Green Day (She's a rebel and proud.)  
Cruel by St. Vincent (Looking at you Creon.)  
Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) by Kelly Clarkson  
So Far Away by A Place to Bury Strangers  
How to Be a Heartbreaker by Marina and the Diamonds  
That Wasn't Me by Brandi Carlile  
Judy is a Punk by the Ramones 
MoviesBrave  
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (I heart you, Lisbeth.)  
Braveheart (If only Mel Gibson were like this in real life.)  
The Hunger Games  
The Whale Rider  
V for Vendetta  
Fried Green Tomatoes 
TV ShowsThe Rachel Maddow Show  
The Walking Dead  
The Closer 

Activities & Interests

LikesSeeing eye dogs (I kind of was one for my dad.)
Punk rock
Sunscreen (Would've come in handy when Dad and I were wandering the wasteland…)
ActivitiesGuiding my blind dad around the wilderness
Trying unsuccessfully to keep my brothers from killing each other
Rebelling against stupid laws
InterestsFeminism
Anarchism
GroupsHeroines
The Tragic Death Club
Punk girls
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