Antigone Story

Antigone Story

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  • I'm the eldest. I should be the sole king
  • Its my turn to be king.
  • Eteocles shall be buried
  • Rest in Peace my brother, you are free...
  • Before King oedipus leaves, he states that his sons should take turns ruling. When one will not give up the throne, the two fight to their death, leaving Creon next in the line for the thorne.
  • Creon decides that he shall buried Eteocles, the eldest son. By doing so, he gives him a proper burial while leaving Polynices unburied. Acording to Greek lore, this means his soul will not go to the underworld.
  • Hameon, I was on my way to free her... you must believe me son!
  • Creon you killed my bride!
  • Sister to the fallen kings, Antigone decides to disobey Creon's decree and bury her brother. She cites the law of the gods as being higher than man's law.
  • In utter tragedy, Antigone hangs herself. This is seen as a symbol of her martyrdom, rather than an act of despair
  • Haemon threatens to kill his father Creon; However, he is unable to do so and takes his own life instead.
  • When Queen Eurydice finds out her son has taken his life, she takes her own.
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