In her first speech, Antigone seems a dangerous woman, well on her way to going over the edge.She knows she has nothing to lose, telling Ismene, “Do you know one, I ask you, one grief / that Zeus will not perfect for the two of us / while we still live and breathe?(Oedipus the King, 1068–1078) The audience, familiar with the Oedipus story, almost does not want to listen to these self-assured lines, spoken by Jocasta, wherein she treats incest with a startling lightness that will come back to haunt her.What makes these lines tragic is that Jocasta has no reason to know that what she says is foolish, ironic, or, simply, wrong.Therefore we must defend the men who live by law, never let some woman triumph over us.
Antigone says that griefs are “handed down” in Oedipus’s family, implicitly comparing grief to a family heirloom.
” Before we even have time to imagine what the next grief might be, Antigone reveals it: Creon will not allow her brother Polynices to be buried.
Ismene, on the other hand, like the audience, is one step behind.
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