Ending of… Antigone! Oedipus Plays by Sophocles

Okay, so for the past few days ago, we wrapped up the book of Oedipus Plays by Sophocles. The book was interesting, and would be by far the easiest Greek book from an ancient style of writing to understand.. well actually it was translated by people, but a lot of words were still challenging to understand.

Anyways, the end of Antigone goes a little something like this:

Polyneices and Eteocles died as a result by killing each other during battle. Creon, the now new king of Thebes after the death of Oedipus, said that Eteocles may be buried, but Polyneices may not. Since Antigone (daughter of Oedipus and brother of both Polyneices and Eteocles) is held responsible for the burial of Polyneices’s dead body (which she, or ANYBODY wasn’t supposed to bury), Creon sends her to the forest locked in a tomb. Antigone’s fiance, Haimon, finds her dead in the locked tomb in the woods as a result of suicide by hanging herself. Creon changes his mind to let Antigone out, but by the time he gets to the locked tomb later, Antigone had already killed herself. Haimon also kills himself for the loss of his fiance, letting his father watch. As Creon brings the two dead bodies home later, his wife had already heard of the news of her dead son Haimon, and kills herself also. This tragedy of events causes Creon to be overwhelmed with grief. Now, he has to live on with the knowledge of what he has done to himself.

What I learned from this is that the actions you, and everybody else do affect other people and things. Changes of events will happen, whether good or bad. Always think before you do things. Actions can change for a little, or it can change for a whole lifetime.

I hope you’ve found this interesting, and have a great day 😉Image


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