Antigone is one of the plays of a trilogy written by Sophocles called the Theban
plays. Antigone was not only daughter to Oedipus but also his sister. Oedipus
unknowingly married his mother, which makes Jocasta, Antigone’s mother and
grandmother at the same time. This is a tragedy play about Antigone disobeying
the King’s law by burying her brother, Polynices. In the play Kreon (King)
promises death to whoever buried Polynices when he finds out who it is. Kreon
starts interrogating Antigone when he was
told she was the one responsible. Antigone denied nothing, she buried her
brother proudly and unafraid of the consequences. Kreon sends Antigone to her
death because of her actions. Antigone was also Haimon’s fiance, Kreon’s son.
There was news that Haimon decided to kill himself and die beside Antigone;
because of this Kreon tried to take back his actions, but it was too late.
Antigone was dead when he reached her and Haimon then kills himself. Haimon’s
mother finds out he killed himself and took her own life as well. The tragedy of
the play is that Kreon lost so many people all because he was stubborn enough to
kill a girl for burying her brother. He was selfish and used his power for evil.