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  • After the death of their father, Oedipus, Polyneices and Eteicles battle to decide who is the ruler of Thebes. This is a result of Eteocles not fulfilling a deal they made for who will rule. In anger, Polyneices formed an army from Argos to gain his throne. The two brothers killed each other in battle.
  • Following the death of the two heirs, Creon, their uncle ascends to the throne. Upon retaining his rule, he forms a decree, stating that Polyneices's burial is prohibited, as he is deemed a traitor for going against Thebes' ruler.
  • “—a proclamation has forbidden the city to dignify him with burial, mourn him at all.” (227-228)
  • Despite Creon's decree, Antigone must fulfill what she promised her brother, and bury him. She knows the consequences of this but she does it anyway.
  • "I did it. I don't deny a thing. (492)
  • Upon hearing that Antigone disobeyed his rule, he sentences her to death.
  • "Her? Don't even mention her- she no longer exists." (640-41)
  • As Antigone walks to where she is left to die, she begins to feel sorry for herself and mourn.
  • "No one to weep for me, my friends, no wedding song- they take me away in all my pain..." (963-65)
  • When Creon realizes his mistakes, he goes to free Antigone and Haemon, but find them both dead.
  • " And all the guilt is mine- can never be fixed on another man, no escape for me, I killed you..." (1441-43)
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