Summary/Origin of Antigone
- Laius and Jacosta have a child: Oedipus. He was destined to kill his father,
and sleep with his mother. They went crazy and gave him away. A shepherd
found him and gave him to the Corinth king Polebus and Merope.
- Oedipus goes on a self-discovery journey, accidentally kills his father.
- Meets up with a sphinx, which gives him a riddle. The answer is man. He kills
himself. Jacosta is married to Oedipus and they have four children: Polynices,
Eteocles, Ismene, and Antigone.
- There is still a plague in Thebes. People blame the fact that Laius’ killer hasn’t
been brought to justice. Oedipus goes on a quest to find out. Finds out. Rips
his eyes out and sends himself into exile. Jacosta finds out and kills herself.
- Eteocles rules, and then is supposed to hand over po