“Wisdom is supreme for a blessed life, and reverence for the gods must never cease. Great words, sprung from arrogance, are punished by great blows. So, it is one learns, in old age to be wise.” (Sophocles, 1348-1353)
This line spoken by the Chorus at the very end of “Antigone” summarizes the purpose of the play. It tells us that wisdom is the most important thing for a happy life and that reverence for the gods must also be a part of that.
Explain how the play makes the argument for this conclusion. How does the action/dialogue of the play act as evidence for this conclusion?