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Why Does Antigone Kill Herself

How is Antigone's death by committing suicide significant to her beliefs?

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Other Educators have explored the various reasons that Antigone might have committed suicide, and the extent to which her suicide reflects her beliefs and ideals.

Antigone makes no mention of suicide at any time in the play. Antigone does foreshadow her own death in her conversation with Ismene in the opening scene of the play, but there's no foreshadowing about the means of her death.

ANTIGONE. Say I am mad and give my madness rein
To wreck itself; the worst that can befall
Is but to die an honorable death.

Creon , too, foreshadows Antigone's death in his scene with his son, Haemon, who threatens to kill himself if Creon doesn't release Antigone from the cave where Creon ordered her...

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Antigone death is a relationship with her suicide to her beliefs is that she was tired of obeying man laws and came to relaization that god laws were right so she went out to bury her brother and its a relationship with the suicide because she knew what creon was doing is wrong and the "mob" decides to let her go.

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