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What happens to all the characters in "Antigone"?

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bonbonscb | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

Posted November 25, 2008 at 10:38 AM via web

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What happens to all the characters in "Antigone"?

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slchanmo1885 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator

Posted November 25, 2008 at 11:00 AM (Answer #1)

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This play isn't called a tragedy for nothing. At the end of the play, Antigone commits suicide, hanging herself. Haemon, upon finding out about Antigone's death, attempts to stab his father, and unable to do so, stabs himself, thereby committing suicide. When Creon's wife Eurydice finds out about their deaths, she also commits suicide, leaving Creon alone, ranting and raving.

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ms-mcgregor | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

Posted November 25, 2008 at 11:11 AM (Answer #2)

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Antigone commits suicide soon after she is put in a cave to die. Haemon, distressed over her death, also commits suicide in front of his father. Eurycide, Creon's wife, also commits suicide after she hears about the death of her son and dies bringing down curses her husband. Creon goes into exile after learning he has lost everything he has loved. Ismene's fate is not directly stated but it can be assumed that she continued living after her sister's death, the only surviving child of Oedipus. Teiresias also continues to live. The chorus and choral leader, who have been observers of the play, are assumed to have survived to comment another day.

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