ANTIGONE - EPISODE THREE AND STASIMON THREE

EPISODE THREE SUMMARY (705-875)

- KEY SCENE LEADING TO HIS PERAPETIA/ANAGORISIS

- Haemon and Creon converse, Haemon puts across that he is dutiful = Creon is proud of this, suggests bringing up obedient sons is what is most important.

- Also misogynistic, talks about men must never be rated inferior to a woman.

- Creon outlines his belief in nomos vs dike - outlines that anarchy towards the state is the greatest crime that can be committed on earth = suggests disloyalty towards the state outweights any crimes towards the gods. 

- Haemon suggests respectfully that his people aren't happy with Antigone's murder - talks of a belief from the people that she "deserves a glowing crown of gold" (nomos vs dike)

- Haemon also talks metaphorically of a "tree" and how those that go with the flood keep every twig, but those who don't break. = simply reiterating earlier comments made by Creon and gently. 

- Chorus leader enforces what the audience is meant to think here = says that both Creon and Haemon are talking sense.

- Creon suggests Haemon has been "admiring rebels." = EXAMPLES OF STICHOMYTHIA HERE.

- Haemon supports physis and dike = suggests Creon has been trampling down the rights of

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