As Antigone faces her death, does she seem to have changed from the way she has been in previous scenes? this question is not any essay question
ms-mcgregor | Certified Educator
Antigone is obviously frightened but she is just as inflexible as her Uncle Creon. That is one of the tragedies of the play. Both Creon and Antigone believe they are correct. Antigone is obeying the gods and Creon believes the needs of the state are above the needs of the gods. So Antigone goes into the cave just as convinced that she is correct as when she decided to bury her brother. Unfortunately, she doesn't wait for the gods to work for her, but commits suicide soon after entering the cave. Once Creon finally admits his hubris ( pride ), it is too late for Antigone and too late for Eurydice and Haemon who cannot deal with Antigone's death.