The thematic angle of not escaping fate.
Wretched that I am, can my foreboding be true?
“We descried her hanging by the neck, slung by a thread-wrought halter of fine linen: while he was embracing her with arms thrown around her waist, bewailing the loss of his bride" (Sophocles 504).
Antigone was confined in the cave and her destiny was determined to die.
“He straightway leaned with all his weight against his sword, and drove it, half its length, into his side; and, while sense lingered, he clasped the maiden to his faint embrace" (Sophocles 504).
Haemon was hopelessly devoted to Antigone and defended her from the beginning. His fate was to be loyal to her, so when she killed herself, he did as well.
“Thy queen hath died, true mother of yon corpse-ah, hapless lady by blows newly dealt" (Sophocles 506).
Queen Eurydice cut her throat after she learned of her son and his bride's death. This is connected to the death resulting from the family curse.
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