Brief Summary Of Antigone

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The story of Antigone starts with the tragic deaths of her brothers Eteocles and Polynices, who both died in a civil battle against each other for the throne. After their deaths, Antigone was left with the responsibility for their burial. Her uncle Creon, who retook the throne after Eteocles’ death, gave her orders on how to give the burials. Creon demands to give Eteocles proper burial, but for Polynices to not be buried, as he is a traitor who attacked his own city. However, Antigone went against Creon’s orders and decided to give both of her brothers a proper burial. She gave Polynices a proper burial by throwing his ashes over his corpse but is then caught by Creon. Antigone argues that it was her moral duty to give both of her brothers

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