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Copy of Antigone 2.0

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christine scarfuto

on 1 March 2011

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Transcript of Copy of Antigone 2.0

OEDIPUS, King of Thebes From birth, he was fated to kill his father and marry his mother His parents, Queen Jocasta and King Laius sent him away to avoid the prophecy And although he was unaware, he fulfilled the prophecy...and accidentally killed his father and married his mother. He became a great king until the gods thrust plague upon the land as punishment He became a great and respected king Until the gods thrust plague upon the land as punishment Jocasta m. Oedipus Polyneices Eteocles Antigone Creon House of Thebes Until eventually, the worst curse fell upon.... Ismene Oedipus, King of Thebes, was a descendent of Cadmus (who was punished for slaying the dragon dear to Ares) From birth, he was cursed to kill his mother and marry his father His parents, King Laius and Queen Jocasta sent him away when they heard of this prophecy Oedipus returned to Thebes as an adult, accidentally killing his father and marrying his mother Curse on the House of Oedipus (father to Antigone) The gods put a terrible curse on the The story of Antigone began generations before her birth...
blinded himself in shame and was exiled from Thebes followed her father into exile Until Oedipus's sons,
Eteocles and
Polyneices, were
old enough to rule. (Brothers of Antigone) Eteocles ruled Thebes for one year as agreed... but refused to give up the throne to his brother Polyneices after the year was up... ...and so Polyneices left Thebes to assemble an army. Polyneices and his army invaded Thebes, beginning a conflict known as the Battle of Thebes which ended in a showdown between the two brothers They slaughtered each other (but Thebes won the battle)

and CREON became KING...yet AGAIN When Creon assumed the throne He declared Polyneices a TRAITOR for attacking Thebes and refused to give him an HONORABLE BURIAL (which in Ancient Greece meant your soul was damned forever) But Antigone promised her brother Polyneices that she would give him an honorable burial NO MATTER WHAT Even if it was against Creon's law. This is where the play begins... (Antigone's Uncle) The plague was lifted, but Thebes was devastated. Antigone's uncle, Creon, assumed the throne But since they couldn't agree
on who should be king, they
decided to each rule Thebes for
ONE YEAR at a time... Eteocles Polyneices The gods sent a plague on Thebes as punishment Soon after his birth, his parents heard the prophecy: that their son, Oedipus, would marry his mother and kill his father

...and so they sent Oedipus away Oedipus returned to Thebes as an adult. He became a great king... Curse on the House of Oedipus (Antigone's Father) ...But he fulfilled the prophecy,
accidentally killing his father and
marrying his mother The royal family of Thebes was affected for generations, until the worst curse fell upon Oedipus... The prophecy said he would marry his MOTHER and kill his FATHER Oedipus's MOTHER...and WIFE Jocasta's SON...and HUSBAND House of Thebes
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