Antigone Outline

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Title of the play : “Antigone” II. Play wright : Sophocles III. Theme : “Defiance of the Law for the Family. ” IV. Message of the play : "Love knows no boundaries despite being put to death by the state as a punishment for a crime,you will still do anything for your family. Indeed, blood is thicker than water." PART II Antigone is a tragedy written by Sophocles, who was one of the three Ancient Greek tragedians whose plays have survived. After the bloody blockade of Thebes by Eteocles and Polynices, the two sons of Oedipus, fought for the throne and both killed during the war. As predicted and cursed by Oedipus. The city was left with no emperor. When Antigone and Ismene, the two daughters of Oedipus, found out what happened to their brothers they were incredulous. Creon, their uncle and also the King declared that…show more content…
He accuses Creon for being arrogant. While he receives a sermon that he is unmanly and weak for siding with a woman. He leaves raging, swearing never to return. Without considering that Haemon may be right, Creon amends his pronouncement on the sisters: Ismene shall live, and Antigone will be sealed in a cave to die of starvation, rather than stoned to death by rule. Tiresias, the blind prophet warns Creon that the Gods condemn of his act leaving Polynices unburied and will punish the king's insanity with the death of his own son. Creon reconsiders and decides to bury Polynices and free Antigone. Unluckily, his decision comes too late. Antigone has hanged herself and Haemon, kills himself too. Eurydice, the queen discovers her son's death and kills herself as well, blaming Creon's terrible mind. In despair, Creon prays for a quick death and regrets everything. The play ends with a lesson from the chorus that pride will be punished by the blows of

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