Isemene’s loyalty to the state
Eteocles, they say, has had his burial
according to our customary rites,
to win him honor with the dead below.
Why does Creon decide to bury Eteocles according to custom?
Eteocles was wealthy.
Eteocles was loyal to Thebes.
Eteocles was Creon’s son.
Eteocles led the rebel army.
to confuse the audience
to entertain the audience
to foreshadow tragedy
to create a joyful mood
loyalty to the rebels
Now, dear Ismene, my own blood sister,
do you have any sense of all the troubles
Zeus keeps bringing on the two of us,
as long as we’re alive?
Which character speaks these lines?
I’m not disrespecting them. But I can’t act
against the state. That’s not in my nature.
According to this passage, what does Ismene value?
to bury Polyneices
to overthrow Creon
to frame Isemene
to bury Eteocles