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Why did the brothers fight in "Antigone"?

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Why did the brothers fight in Antigone?

Antigone:

Antigone is a classic play of ancient Greece. Written by Sophocles, the play tells the tale of the aftermath of the civil war which was fought in Thebes following the banishment of the king, Oedipus.

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In the play Antigone, her brothers Eteocles and Polynices are fighting because both of them wish to take over the throne of their father, Oedipus. ...

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Learn about Antigone's brothers, Eteocles and Polynices, from ''Antigone.'' Understand their background, and explore the impact of their actions in the play.


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