2.) Eteocles and Polynices were the paternally cursed fratricidal brothers who fought for control of Thebes after their father Oedipus abdicated.
3.) Creon’s edict, was to deprive Polynices from his proper funeral burial. The decree issued with its annexed penalty became law, and as the law it was incumbent on every citizen to obey it.
4.) Antigone is too self-righteous, even alienating, but also a seminal feminist, determined to do what is right even in defiance of patriarchal law.
5.) Ismene is the foil for her stronger sister. In comparison to Antigone she has almost no agency, primarily because she is terrified of disobeying men in power.
6.) Creon cherishes order and loyalty above all else. He cannot bear to be defied any more than he can bear to watch the laws of the state defined.
7.) Haemon defends the moral basis of Antigone's actions while warning his father that the people of Thebes sympathize with her determination to bury Polyneices.
8.) Some of Creon's imagery patterns portray whom he perceives as traitors and also his need to create stability.
9.) The chorus conforms to society by making sure that it meets the expectations of the audience. That audience is drawn from segments of ancient Greek society.
10.) I do not agree with the interpretation of Hegel. Antigone was well justified in wanting to mourn and honor her brother Polynices with a proper burial in order for him to go into the afterlife.
11.) Sophocles does not take a stand in favor of either side. In death Antigone was praised and remembered for her bold and noble deed in burying her brother despite disobeying the king and although Creon lost both his sons and his wife due to his stubborn and ignorant nature.
12.) In the Greek society, women are portrayed as obedient and loyal to men. This at least seems to be a...