Title: The Burial At Thebes: Sophocles’ Antigone
It took me few pages before I got into this short story of verses, but when it ended I felt sad it had. This is a sad story of a new king who won’t allow an opposing warrior a proper burial. When Antigone, the warrior’s sister performs burial rites despite it being forbidden, she is sentenced to death.
I had not expected to like this as much as I did. My rating is hesitant as I am not sure how to rate such a short, but powerful work of tragedy. It was classical, but very readable. I have not read the original, so I cannot compare, but it makes me want to check it out, and when adaptations do that, it is a wonderful thing.
I thoroughly enjoyed this little book and I have rated it as such. I am glad I finally picked it off my shelves to read.