Burial Alive

Burial Alive

Antigone
condemned to be buried alive, she thwarts Creon’s order by killing herself. [Gk. Lit.: Antigone]
Fortunato
walled up in a catacomb by the man he had wronged. [Am. Lit.: Poe “The Cask of Amontillado”]
Lafourcade, Victorine
found alive in her tomb by her rejected suitor. [Am. Lit.: Poe “The Premature Burial”]
Sindbad
entombed, by custom, upon his wife’s death, he manages to escape. [Arab. Lit.: Arabian Nights; Magill II, 50]
Usher, Madeline
breaks out of vault in which she had been buried alive. [Am. Lit.: Poe “Fall of the House of Usher”]
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Presumed dead for three days, he wakes in a dank church, having narrowly escaped burial alive due to the frozen ground.
It is revealing that Act II, Scene 21 is entitled "Otto dreams a dream on the burial alive of a soldier and Bianca interprets the dream.
He commits hubris through his violent misuse of his temporal power; he too has a duty to bury the dead, and his unjust condemnation of Antigone to death is murder of a near relative, although he changes her sentence from stoning to burial alive in order to avoid the formal pollution which would accompany such a deed.