Character Analysis Eurydice


Creon's wife appears briefly in Antigone, when she hears of her son Haemon's death. Pious and discreet, she retreats to the palace, evidently to mourn in privacy, as her nature would dictate. The news that she has cursed Creon and stabbed herself to death shocks the chorus — and the audience — since such violence and anger seem out of character. In this, Eurydice proves the power of Fate to destroy personality itself, and transform a gentle, quiet woman into a figure of fury and despair.