Study Guide

Antigone Oedipus

Oedipus

It's safe to say that this guy is one of the most talked-about blokes in Greek mythology. You can't kill your dad and sleep with your mother without gaining a little notoriety, we guess.

In the story of Antigone, we come upon Oedipus in his twilight years. Most of the major drama is over for him, and he's basically wandering around and waiting to die. Unwilling to let her blind dad totter around the countryside on his own, Antigone loyally sticks by her father throughout his exile.

Click here for some Shmoop's exclusive files on Oedipus and here for coverage of his character in Sophocles' Oedipus the King.

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