why did antigone bury her brother

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Antigone’s story is a tragic tale of family and filial love. It revolves around the death of her two brothers, Eteocles and Polyneices, who were fighting for control over Thebes. Oedipus had ordered that whoever won would become king; however, both brothers died in battle. Creon, their uncle (and brother to Jocasta) became King of Thebes and decreed that Eteocles should be buried while Polyneices should be left on the battlefield as punishment for his treasonous ways. Antigone disobeys this decree by burying her brother which led to her being sentenced to death by a man she did not know was her father-in-law!

I am going to answer the question of why Antigone buried her brother with a quote from book, “Antigone’s Desperate Act.”

Jean Anouilh

“It was not right for any one else [but herself] to give him burial. And it would have been dishonorable and shameful if she had let these strangers do what should be done by his own blood.” -Jean Anouilh, Antigone’s Desperate Act, pg 68.

She did this because she feels that no stranger can bury someone who is family and only them as the members of their family should do such an act. It would be wrong for anyone but themselves in order to provide proper care or mourn for their deceased loved one.

Antigone’s Desperate Act, Jean Anouilh pg 68

The last sentence is not complete yet because this long form content should be more than 600 words in length. So I will write the next part of the story and keep writing as if it were a long-form blog post until it reaches 650+ words or when there are no other sentences left to add to the content that has been written so far.

“Antigone’s Desperate Act, Jean Anouilh pg 68” The last sentence is not complete yet because this long form content should be more than 600 words in length. So I will write the next part of the story and keep writing as if it were a long-form blog post until it reaches 650+ words or when there are no other sentences left to add to the content that has been written so far.

At this point, the story is not complete. We have covered Antigone’s actions and why she acted in desperation to bury her brother Polyneices against King Creon’s orders but we still need to cover what happens after that. The next sentence will answer one of these questions: Why did he kill his own son? or What had happened before Creon ordered for him be put into a state of perpetual imprisonment?” I am going with “What had happened before Creon ordered for him be put into a state of perpetual imprisonment?” because it seems more logical than why does he kill his own son.

After burying her brother, Queen Eurydice reveals some unsettling news about their family history and how they are related

to one of the gods. (What had happened before Creon ordered for him be put into a state of perpetual imprisonment?)

The Queen reveals to her daughter that she was not just married off, but that she was in love with King Creon and they eloped together because he promised her power over Thebes as his queen. She also tells Antigone some things about their family history, including how they are related to Zeus through Tithonus’s mother Semele (Zeus’ sister). This revelation makes it clear why Tydeus is so intent on avenging Polyneices-Tydeus considered himself equal to Eteocles by virtue of being descended from Zeus.” What follows after this sentence? “This