Summary

The tragedy Antigone written by the ancient Greek poet Sophocles unfolds in front of the royal palace of the city of Thebes in Greece at a time known as the Mythical Past

At the beginning of the play, the main character, Antigone, has a conversation with her sister, Ismene, about the terrible fate of their family. Their father, Oedipus, king of the city of Thebes, unknowingly killed his father, married his own mother, Jocasta, and fathered four children with her: Antigone, Ismene, Eteocles, and Polynices.

After realizing this, Oedipus took out his own eyes and fled into exile. Meanwhile, his wife and mother Jocasta, hanged herself. As a result, the two brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, were considered the rightful heirs to the throne. A fight broke out between them, during which they killed each other.

Creon, Jocasta’s brother and Antigone’s uncle, becomes king as he is the only remaining male member of the royal family. Following the deaths of the two brothers, Creon orders that people who are disloyal to their fatherland are not allowed to be buried, and their corpses must be left for the animals to eat. Since Polynices left Thebes and led ...

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