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Family LoyaltyAntigone is a no-nonsense kind of woman. She first appears at the end of Oedipus the King as a little girl. Sophocles doesn't give her any lines, but her presence seems to be symbolic...
Antagonist Not VillainCreon shows up in all three of Sophocles' Theban plays. He goes through quite a transformation over the course of the story. In Oedipus the King, he seems like a totally ratio...
Teiresias is kind of a cranky old fellow. We can see why. Though he's blind, he can see better than any of those around him. He's in tune with the mind of Apollo and receives visions of the future....
Ismene is Antigone Lite. She first puts in an appearance along with her sister at the end of Oedipus the King. Both girls seem to be symbolic of the legacy of shame left by Oedipus's mistakes. In O...
The Function of the ChorusThe Chorus is roughly like the peanut-gallery. In Antigone the Chorus is made up of a group of old Theban men. They're probably old men because most of the young ones have...
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