“LET me bury him.”
And on that dark night in Thebes, Antigone decided to go to where her brother’s body lay. She was determined to bury Polynices, even though the kingdom had issued an edict against it, even though King Creon considered that Polynices had died as a rebel and therefore his body should be left to be mauled by jackals.
‘Let me bury him’: these four words were a declaration of rebellion. Ant...