Why Does Antigone Kill Herself?

Did Antigone deserve to die?

Antigone rejects her, but she does not deserve to die with her.

Ismene swears she will bury Polynices herself then.

Antigone calls on Creon to have her arrested, warning him that her disease is catching.

Creon relents..

Does Creon kill himself?

No, Creon does not kill himself in Antigone. His wife, son, and niece all commit suicide during the course of the play, but Creon refrains from taking…

Is Polyneices Antigone’s brother?

Polynices was the son of Oedipus and Jocasta in Greek mythology, brother of Eteocles, Antigone and Ismene. Their father was the ruler of Thebes, who had unknowingly married his mother.

Why did Antigone hang herself?

Antigone, moved by love for her brother and convinced of the injustice of the command, buried Polyneices secretly. For that she was ordered by Creon to be executed and was immured in a cave, where she hanged herself. Her beloved, Haemon, son of Creon, committed suicide.

How does Eurydice kill herself in Antigone?

In Sophocles’ Antigone, she kills herself after learning that her son Haemon and his betrothed, Antigone, had both committed suicide, from a messenger. She thrusts a sword into her heart and curses Creon for the death of her two sons: Haemon and Megareus.