It is also apart from a penchant for exaggeration surprisingly accurate, all things considered: The Records of the Three Kingdoms by Chen Shou which documents the fall of the Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms periodwritten shortly after the unification of China by the Jin Dynasty in ; it is the historical basis for the Romance of the Three Kingdomswhich does not fall into this, being a novel written in the 14th century.
Plot Overview Antigone Antigone and Ismene, the daughters of Oedipus, discuss the disaster that has just befallen them. Their brothers Polynices and Eteocles have killed one another in a battle for control over Thebes. Creon now rules the city, and he has ordered that Polynices, who brought a foreign army against Thebes, not be allowed proper burial rites.
Creon threatens to kill anyone who tries to bury Polynices and stations sentries over his body. Soon, a nervous sentry arrives at the palace to tell Creon that, while the sentries slept, someone gave Polynices burial rites.
Creon says that he thinks some of the dissidents of the city bribed the sentry to perform the rites, and he vows to execute the sentry if no other suspect is found. The sentry soon exonerates himself by catching Antigone in the act of attempting to rebury her brother, the sentries having disinterred him.
Antigone freely confesses her act to Creon and says that he himself defies the will of the gods by refusing Polynices burial. Creon condemns both Antigone and Ismene to death. Creon asks him his opinion on the issue.
Creon curses him and threatens to slay Antigone before his very eyes. Creon decides to pardon Ismene, but vows to kill Antigone by walling her up alive in a tomb. The blind prophet Tiresias arrives, and Creon promises to take whatever advice he gives.
Tiresias advises that Creon allow Polynices to be buried, but Creon refuses. Tiresias predicts that the gods will bring down curses upon the city. The words of Tiresias strike fear into the hearts of Creon and the people of Thebes, and Creon reluctantly goes to free Antigone from the tomb where she has been imprisoned.
But his change of heart comes too late. A messenger enters and recounts the tragic events: They went in and saw Antigone hanging from a noose, and Haemon raving.
The messenger tells Creon that he has another reason to grieve: Eurydice has stabbed herself, and, as she died, she called down curses on her husband for the misery his pride had caused.
Creon kneels and prays that he, too, might die. His guards lead him back into the palace. Oedipus the King A plague has stricken Thebes.
The citizens gather outside the palace of their king, Oedipus, asking him to take action. Oedipus replies that he already sent his brother-in-law, Creon, to the oracle at Delphi to learn how to help the city. Creon returns with a message from the oracle: Oedipus questions Creon about the murder of Laius, who was killed by thieves on his way to consult an oracle.
Only one of his fellow travelers escaped alive. Oedipus sends for Tiresias, the blind prophet, and asks him what he knows about the murder. Tiresias responds cryptically, lamenting his ability to see the truth when the truth brings nothing but pain.
At first he refuses to tell Oedipus what he knows. Oedipus curses and insults the old man, going so far as to accuse him of the murder.regardbouddhiste.com is the place to go to get the answers you need and to ask the questions you want.
Oedipus the King by Sophocles is a tragedy because Oedipus’ destiny is predetermined by the gods and regardless of his good or bad intent, it will not be altered. In other words, Oedipus, who can be argued to be an exceptional human being belonging to a high rank in society, has limited free will because he is doomed by the gods and not much can be done by him or his parents to prevent that.
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