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  • Once Oedipus died, Eteocles and Polynices agree to take turns with the thone.
  • Our father has sadly died. What shall we do about the throne?
  • We shall share the throne. We should take turns, one year on, one year off
  • After the first year of Eteocles' rule as king, he refused to step down. Polynices and Eteocles battle for the throne. Polynices attacks Thebes, making him a traitor.
  • NO! I shall be king! You must die!
  • I shall be king!
  • Eteocles and Polynecies both die in battle. As a result, Creon, brother of Oedipus' mother, becomes king of Thebes. Creon refused to burry the body of Polynices becasue he is a traitor to him. Polynices has been left to rot on the battlefield.
  • I am now king of Thebes! Eteocles is a hero to my kingdom and Polynicies is an enemy! Anyone who tries to bury Polynicies shall face death!
  • After Eteocles had military honors for a burial, Antigone, the sister of the brothers, wanted to burry Polynices and asker her sister, Ismene, to help. Ismene, wanting to avoid a fatal punishment of them both, refused to help. 
  • You need to help me bury the body of Polynices.
  • I cannot do that! I must obey the law! After many tragedies in our family, you are just inviting another!
  • ♫We are happy that the battle is over! Thebes is a peaceful place to be!♫
  • A sentry informs Creon of some unfortunate news.
  • Yes, I am listening...
  • Sir, I am afraid we have some unfortunate news...
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