A little history: Most likely produced about 441 BCKr., Near the height of the Peloponnesian War, is Antigone part of a trilogy written by Greek playwright Sophocles. Other games in the trilogy’s Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus.
A little history: Most likely produced about 441 BCKr., Near the height of the Peloponnesian War, is Antigone part of a trilogy written by Greek playwright Sophocles. Other games in the trilogy’s Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus. All three circuits around a double story: the tragic life of Oedipus and his children, and laws and doctrines of the city of Thebes. Plot wise, the Antigone the last in the trilogy, after the events from the two other works. It’s good to know some things before you start. The work begins after the following events took place. Oedipus Rex is expelled from the city of Thebes, blind and penniless, with only his daughter, Antigone, to support it. He died later in Athens. Neither the son of Oedipus, Eteocles and Polynices, offer to help his father and instead, fight for the throne of Thebes recently released. His brother Eteocles was shot in the city. Polynices returns with seven winners of Argos to attack the seven gates of Thebes. The two brothers die while fighting against each other in a bloody battle. The kingdom is the next in the queue, Creon decrees that Polynices, who was an enemy of Thebes, thus denying the funeral rites and burial customs reserved for loyal citizens. The body of Polynices, be left out of the city to rot, while the body Eteocles “is buried and take into account the full rites due to a fallen hero. The plot: Antigone asks her sister Ismene, to help bury the corpse of his brother, the traitor to Thebes, Polynices.
Ismene refuses, saying that their fear of authority of Creon, the king is greater than any loyalty to the family. Antigone what is happening on their own to sprinkle the powder on the body of Polynices. This seemingly small act openly defies the law of the king (and thus allowed the city itself). In the performance of the funeral of his brother’s fortune, is Antigone a criminal. It called for the king sentences her and her sister to death. Creon, Haemon’s son, who is engaged to Antigone, to implore her father revoke the sentence of two women. When the king refused, fled Haemon. After a long dialogue with the Chorus, Creon finally relents (a bit) and free the innocent, but Ismene Antigone re-sentencing should be sealed, without food or water. Creon finally comes around – mainly due to public pressure – release Antigone and Polynices buried. It is too late, but Antigone committed suicide while in prison. In the meantime committed son of Creon, Haemon, suicide on the discovery of Antigone. As if this was not the NOK, commits Creon’s wife, the queen, even suicide. Finally, Creon left alone to suffer the consequences of their actions.