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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As projectile points were found in both female and male graves, it is possible that the sacrifices were carried out by spear-thrust, as at Cacaxtla, rather than excordiation or burial alive (the last of these seems to have occurred at the Moon Pyramid).
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.