The Our esteemed king Creon has just set a law that forbids everyone in Thebes from mourning for or burying my beloved brother, Polynieces. Yes, Polynieces attacked Thebes, but Eteocles was the one who wasn’t willing to give up the throne in the first place! So why should Eteocles be given all the rights of the dead when he is the one who caused this issue in the first place? Exactly! He shouldn’t! Both of my brothers deserve to have the same rights. After all, how is it fair that Polynices gets eternal damnation and hatred from the gods, but Eteocles gets freedom? This ruling is simply illogical, and all thanks to greedy Creon, I can’t save my dear brother. Well do you know what Creon? I despise your stupid prideful rules, and if you think you can stop me, you can’t!
I have talked this over with my “dear” sister, Ismene and she has decided to to stand with our uncle, Creon. As it turns out, she’s just another backstabbing person in my already insane life. I mean honestly, I’m supposed to marry a man I don’t actually love, and deal with the fact that my sister won’t agree with me? Well dear Ismene, I will tell you right now that you are now worthless to me, and if I must give OUR dear brother his basic rights alone, then so be it. You are entirely forgotten in my eyes. Do not mistake me for a fool dear Ismene, I will not let our brother down a traitor. You loved him once too, although clearly not as much as you love our vengeful uncle.
In all of my spite, I have decided that I will carry my brothers body and give him the rights that the gods give all men. I know that I may be breaking the precious laws of our tyrant, but I will be following and keeping true to my religious and spiritual oath to support and follow the laws of the gods. I know that Creon will punish me for my “crimes,” however I have the support of the citizens and none will participate in my stoning. In death I will be rewarded by the gods in the way that I will get to see my family, my father, and my dear mother once again. I will also get to see my brothers, Eteocles and Polynieces. Of course, I’ll finally be free from Creon, too. Although, I cannot hate on the man too much. Thanks to Creon, I have become more in touch with my spiritual side. I am ready to accept any punishment that Creon throws at me and I will willingly be punished.
This physical form is just a vessel and if Creon makes the decision to kill me, I will not refuse or protest. I am going to travel on this journey of mine and accept and go with all that comes my way. The law that Creon is enforcing on me is a law simply so that he can exert his power and be in control. The only reason that Creon is going to enforce the punishment upon me is so that he can maintain his pride and keep the citizens in fear of him.
I am ready for your punishment Creon I will not refuse or beg. As for Ismene, she was completely innocent in the crime, and refused to help me, so I will carry this burden on my shoulders and my shoulders alone, regardless what Ismene may have to say about the matter. Do not take this lightly dear family, for my brother’s cruel death will be avenged! (LV and KJ)