What Role Does Haemon Play In Antigone

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Haemon needs to be in the story because he is in love with Antigone. This shows her character by letting the reader know that although she is a strong warrior, she is also loved. He is also crucial to the story because he kills himself which causes his mother to kill herself, leaving Creon with their blood on his hands. “But the boy gave him a wild burning glance, spat in his face, not a word in reply, he drew his sword—his father rushed out, running as Haemon lunged and missed!— and then, doomed, desperate with himself, suddenly leaning his full weight on the blade, he buried it in his body, halfway to the hilt.” This text evidence clearly shows how much he loves Antigone and blames his father for making her kill
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