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1 brother of Iocasta and uncle of Antigone who became the king of Thebes after the fall of Oedipus.
2 Antigone rejoins that he should have said no; she can say no to anything she thinks vile.
3 Or play the innocent and wait for it to drop from heaven. After all, the Athens of Sophocles was never the same as the city of Antigone.
4 Antigone insists that he cannot save her.
5 Antigone replies that she will only go out again tonight.
6 widely discussed series of events there included the demand for a so-called trigger warning to students who might be upset reading "Antigone";
7 In Antigone we see a woman who will defy human law , and die for it , rather than transgress the eternal , unwritten laws of the gods.
8 King likens himself to Antigone at one point. Is he right to do so? Which in your view is the stronger character, King or Antigone?
9 However, it is not only individual emotions and humanity but also family honor and responsibilities that Antigone tries to defend and fulfill.
10 Aeschylus and Sophocles used the myth of Antigone to illustrate the conflict between rules set by the state and personal autonomy.
11 A new ending was added to the play some fifty years later: Antigone and Ismene mourn their dead brothers, a messenger enters announcing an edict prohibiting the burial of Polynices;
12 and finally, Antigone declares her intention to defy this edict.
13 Jean Anouilh's Antigone also presents arguments founded on existentialist ideas.
14 It is a tragedy inspired by Greek mythology and the play of the same name (Antigone, by Sophocles) from the 5th century BC. In English, it is often distinguished from its antecedent by being pronounced in its original French form, approximately "Ante-GŌN." The play was first performed in Paris on 6 February 1944, during the Nazi occupation of France.
15 Produced under Nazi censorship, the play is purposefully ambiguous with regards to the rejection of authority (represented by Antigone) and the acceptance of it (represented by Creon).
16 Antigone rejects life as desperately meaningless but without affirmatively choosing a noble death.
17 The crux of the play is the lengthy dialogue concerning the nature of power, fate, and choice, during which Antigone says that she is, "... disgusted with [the]...promise of a humdrum happiness."
18 The debt may have been repaid by Sophocles because there appear to be echoes of The Histories in his plays, especially a passage in Antigone that resembles Herodotus's account of the death of Intaphernes (Histories 3.119 ~ Antigone 904–920).
19 In the "sequel" to Oedipus, Antigone, his four children are also punished for their parents' incestuousness.
20 Cornell also cast him as the Messenger in her production of Jean Anouilh's Antigone that same year.
21 Another composer was the Swiss Arthur Honegger, who included the saw in his opera Antigone in 1924 . The Romanian composer George Enescu used the musical saw at the end of the second act of his opera Œdipe (1931) to show in an extensive glissando—which begins with the mezzo-soprano and is continued by the saw—the death and ascension of the sphinx killed by Oedipus.
22 Sophocles wrote over 120 plays, but only seven have survived in a complete form: Ajax, Antigone, Women of Trachis, Oedipus Rex, Electra, Philoctetes and Oedipus at Colonus.
23 The most famous tragedies of Sophocles feature Oedipus and Antigone: they are generally known as the Theban plays, though each was part of a different tetralogy (the other members of which are now lost).
24 He was supposed to have been elected to this position as the result of his production of Antigone, but this is "most improbable".
25 The most famous is the suggestion that he died from the strain of trying to recite a long sentence from his Antigone without pausing to take a breath.
26 Ajax, Antigone, and The Trachiniae, are generally thought early, again based on stylistic elements;
27 The Theban plays comprise three plays: Oedipus Rex (also called Oedipus Tyrannus or Oedipus the King), Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone.
28 In Oedipus at Colonus, the banished Oedipus and his daughter Antigone arrive at the town of Colonus where they encounter Theseus, King of Athens.
29 In Antigone, the protagonist is Oedipus' daughter, Antigone.
30 Antigone decides to bury his body and face the consequences of her actions.