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Antigone's Truth

             Antigone's Truth .
             The plot of Antigone begins when the truth became known to Oedipus, king of Thebes, that he was married to his mother Jocasta. When the truth became known, Josasta committed suicide and Oedipus after blinding himself, went into exile accompanied by his daughters Antigone and Ismene. Returning to Thebes, the sisters attempted to reconcile their quarreling brothers Eteocles, who was defending the city and his crown, and Polyneices, who was attacking Thebes. Both brothers were killed leaving their uncle Kreon as the new king of Thebes. After performing an elaborate funeral service for Eteocles, Kreon forbid the removal of the corpse of Polyneices, condemning it to lie unburied declaring him to have been a traitor. Antigone moved by love for her brother and convinced of the injustice of the command buried Polyneices secretly. For that she was ordered by Kreon to be executed and was immured in a cave, where she hanged herself. Her beloved Haimon, son of Kreon, killed himself out of love and sympathy for the dead Antigone, then Kreons, wife after learning of the tragic events committed suicide. Grief stricken Kreon, then condemned himself into exile.
             Antigone is the daughter of Odeipus, the former king of Thebes. She is willing to face the capitol punishment that has been decreed by her uncle Kreon, the new king, as the penalty for anyone burring her brother Polyneices. Obeying all of her instincts of love, loyalty and humanity, Antigone defies Kreon and dutifully buries her brother's corpse. Kreon, from conviction that outweighs family ties, convicts Antigone to be executed.
             Antigone and Ismene are sisters, the daughters of Oedipus the former king of Thebes. Antigone wants Ismene to share in her grief for Polyneices, and help give him a proper burial. Ismeme, who admiringly loves her brother is afraid to help Antigone in fear of their uncle Kreon, the new king of Thebes.

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