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Antigone Antigone is Greek Mythology written by Sophocles that is different from most other writings of this specific time Antigone is a play that is in a trilogy with Oedipus Rex and Oedipus at Colonus In his play Sophocles deals with topics such as rebellion mutiny and pride The protagonist that drives this action is Antigone daughter of Oedipus Throughout reading the drama feelings of compassion for the characters are very much around but we never are really sure whether the drama is a tragedy or a just ending to mutiny and rebellion Antigone begins with the death of Eteocles and Polynices brothers to Antigone and Ismene As Polynices army retreats the two men are left dead Creon Antigones uncle and King of Thebes decides that he will bury Eteocles and that anyone who tries to give Polynices a proper burial will be killed Creon argues that anyone who tries to defeat Thebes such as Polynices should not and will not have a proper burial Antigone disagrees with this very much because they are both her brothers and she wants both to have proper burial After her unsuccessful attempts to convince her sister Ismene to help her bury Polynices Antigone decides to bury him on her own Towards the end of the first section Creon learns that someone has disobeyed him Enraged Creon sends out a sentry to find and bring him the perpetrator The theme of pride becomes very important in this theme and drives a lot of the action between characters While Antigone claims she is being prideful to the gods Creon is also holding a firm stand because of his own pride However Antigones pride seems for some reason to be the better of the two The next scene begins with the sentry accompanied by Antigone into the palace of Creon As Creon enters the sentry explains that Antigone is the one that had set off to bury
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