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HUMA 1825
Neil Braganza

HUMA 1825 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
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