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Summary

The Chorus sings of the unhappy tale, telling the citizens of Thebes how a powerful man has fallen and how death is the only thing that will bring happiness to mortals because all life is filled with pain.

Analysis

The Chorus repeats the lesson that Sophocles gave in the last episode, that human suffering is part of life's destiny. This is how humans discover they are not truly powerful. Only death can alleviate the pain of being human.

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