In Sophocles' play "Antigone" he writes about the same themes as in "Oedipus Rex" and places different characters into almost the same horrible, chaotic situations. Sophocles writes strongly about his most important key theme, the exploration of human limits. He also touches on the themes of discovery of self, wisdom through suffering, and the struggle between individual conscience versus the state. Sophocles two plays, "Oedipus Rex" and "Antigone", share many characteristics yet also contrast each
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literature. In his plays "Oedipus Rex" and "Antigone" he shows these themes like no other writer ever did. "Oedipus Rex" and "Antigone" are two very different plays with many similar key themes. These key themes play a very important role in the lives of the characters throughout these plays. These two plays bring Greek literature to life. Sophocles shows that no man is immortal and man only learns when terror and suffering hits them personally.