“You look tired, Antigone,” said Emma to her nearest neighbour, a pale girl of eighteen.
Did you put it into his head to paint me as Antigone, that he might have my likeness for this?
Antigone, with a woman's instinct, entreats him to choose the only way still left of safety.
Antigone would think she was in prison, to be used like that.
Thus the Antigone carries us beyond the region of hereditary disaster into the more universal sphere of ethical casuistry.
In this act of holy devotion Antigone succeeded; Polynikes was buried.
Inhumanity: even in the "Antigone," even in Goethe's "Iphigenia."
Sophocles, the dramatist, puts noble words into the mouth of Antigone.
He had endeavoured to make "the inward, unwritten law," of which Antigone speaks, the source of every outward moral law.
Antigone, Juliet and Robinson Crusoe were all the victims of accident.
In classical mythology, a daughter of King Oedipus. Her two brothers killed each other in single combat over the kingship of their city. Although burial or cremation of the dead was a religious obligation among the Greeks, the king forbade the burial of one of the brothers, for he was considered a traitor. Antigone, torn between her religious and legal obligations, disobeyed the king's order and buried her brother. She was then condemned to death for her crime.