How is the heroine Antigone characterized in the section of the play that includes “Love, unconquered” and the section that includes Teiresias's line “Thou wilt learn”?

Both of these passages characterize the heroine Antigone as a woman most motivated by devoted love and respect for the gods.

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After Creon sentences Antigone to be buried alive as punishment for disobeying his dictate to leave the bodies of the rebels unburied, the chorus' strophe characterizes Antigone as a woman driven to self-destruction by love:

Love, unconquered in the fight, Love, who makest havoc of wealth, who keepest thy vigil on the soft cheek of a maiden; thou roamest over the sea, and among the homes of dwellers in the wilds; no immortal can escape thee, nor any among men whose life is for a day; and he to whom thou hast come is mad.

Unlike Creon, who sees Antigone as both obstinate and morbidly obsessed with death, the chorus view Antigone as possessed by passionate, devoted love for her brothers, if on the verge of insanity because of it. Her investment in their spiritual welfare and her respect for the dictates of the gods when it comes to the expected funeral rites make her heroic, if tragic.

Teiresias' warning from the start of the play shows how Creon and Antigone serve as antitheses. While warning Creon of the displeasure of the gods as a result of his unjust laws regarding the burial of the slain, he paints a portrait of Creon as a man lacking in both piety and compassion, telling him,

All men are liable to err; but when an error hath been made, that man is no longer witless or unblest who heals the ill into which he hath fallen, and remains not stubborn.

Ironically, his describing Creon as stubborn could also apply to Antigone, who cannot be veered from her course of action and even buries her brother Polynices twice just to make certain she did the rite completely. Both of these sections describe Antigone as pious, loving, and dedicated to doing right by her brothers in spite of the personal cost, either directly (as with the chorus) or indirectly (in Teiresias' description of what is wrong with Creon, Antigone's foil and antagonist).

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