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  • In Thebes.
  • Oedipus is dead, as well as his two sons Eteocles and Polynieces. Creon is now in control. The death of Oedipus' sons is at a very perverse time.
  • I have the throne!
  • Eteocles
  • Oedipus
  • Antigone and her sister, Ismene, decide to return to Thebes to help Eteocles and Polynieces avoid a prophecy.
  • "I heard that  two sisters lost two brothers, a double death" (Sophocles i.8-10).
  • We have to go before they kill each other!
  • They discover their brothers are dead.
  • Eteocles
  • Eteocles is buried, but where is Polynieces?
  • Oedipus
  • They're dead!
  • Creon shares his edict with the people.
  • I declare that Eteocles will have an honorable death for the life of a true hero. Polynieces on the other hand is to not be buried, he is a traitor to Thebes. "As long as I am king, no traitor is going to be honored with the loyal man" (Sophocles i.63-65).
  • Creon discovers Antigone has tried to bury Polynieces.
  • "This girl is guilty of double insolence, breaking the given laws and boasting of it" (Sophocles ii.81-82).
  • You will be imprisoned at once!
  • Oedipus
  • *Whispering* I'm going to bury you, Polynieces.
  • Antigone hangs herself in prison.
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