For information on the play, see Antigone.
Oedipus at ColonusEdit
In a later scene, Creon threatened to capture Antigone after Oedipus refused to aid him in the conquest of Thebes. Polyneices later confronts Oedipus and urgently requests him to help him with the siege of Thebes against his brother Eteocles. However, Oedipus was unwilling to listen until Antigone convinced him. She expressed deep concern for her brother's safety.
As the eponymous character of the play Antigone, Antigone plays a major role in the final play by Sophocles.
When Polyneices dies, Creon left his body to the wild animals as punishment for his betrayal against Thebes. He decreed that anyone who buried his body would be sentenced the death penalty. Antigone, sympathetic to her brother, decided to bury him and risk her life.
A Sentry captures her, but she openly confesses to the crime and tries to reason with Creon that her brother deserved honor. Enraged, Creon sent her to an underground cave, where she was to be imprisoned until she died. Eventually, Antigone hanged herself, and Haemon, Creon's son, committed suicide as a result, as he displayed an affinity for Antigone. As a result of these suicides, Creon's wife Eurydice committed suicide as well. Creon from then on expressed deep regret for his actions.