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Antigone

Summary: A summary and review of the story of Antigone.
The final chapter of the tragic trilogy of Oedipus is told through the story of "Antigone." Sophocles starts off with the death of Antigone's brothers, Eteocles and Polynecies, which was started by a battle over Polynecies' disloyalty to Thebes. The King, Creon, sends out a decree to all of Thebes that Polynecies was not to be buried or mourned for. And anyone that does not follow his orders shall be sentenced to death. Antigone now finds herself in conflict, whether to risk death to show her family loyalty or to be a law-abiding citizen and pray that someone else will give him the proper burial. Conflicts like this, conscience versus authority, can be found not only in Ancient Greece plays but also in every society today.

This trilogy is an influential story about familial duty, social customs, the belief of fate, and the relationship between the individual and governmental...

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