• We never finished reading the play in class
  • Rules of god vs Rules of man

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  • Polynices and Eteocles, the sons of Oedipus, have killed each other in their war
  • Antigone and Ismene discuss the burial of Polynices as Antigone had promised
  • Creon is now the king of Thebes
  • Creon ordered that Polynices’s body would not be buried, left for animals to eat saying anyone who attempts to bury him would be stoned to death
  • Antigone asks Ismene to help her bury Polynices
    • Leaving the dead unburied is a god’s dishonor
    • Ismene is scared of Creon’s rules and her sister’s rash words
    • Ismene is the stereotypical Greek woman who is inferior to men and can’t think for themselves
    • Ismene says she won’t help
    • Antigone says she will do it no matter and mocks Ismene for not
    • Antigone argues that burying Polynices is obeying the laws of the gods