Antigone is the (possibly) even more tragic than its prequel Oedipus. I said it is probably way more tragic, and dramatic than Oedipus because of the name. Agony - Antigone. They sound similar, so you can kind of infer that it will be pretty depressing.
To start off, Antigone is Oedipus' daughter. She is a stong and noble woman, who is one of the first of her kind in literature. She holds her values to the highest level, and doesn't let anyone change her mind on them. That being said, she lands into some pretty deep stuff because of this. Her brothers, Eteocles and Polynices both want the throne of Thebes, and end up killing each other in battle to try and gain it. Their uncle Creon takes the side of Eteocles and gives him a proper royal burial. He also decides to kill anyone who tries to bury the rotting Polynices. Antigone decides that this is not how she is going to let her brother be remembered, and tries to inlist their sister Ismene to help her bury their brother. However Ismene doesn't want to defy the king, and backs away from this offer. Antigone goes through with her beliefs and burries Polynices herslelf. After it is known that Antigone burried her brother, Creon orders her to starve to death in a cave because of her power. However, this leads to Creon and his son Haemon fighting as he takes Antigone's side. The blind prophet ends up coming to Creon and tells him that the gods will punish him for all of his actions, with this he changes his mind, although it is too late. Creon goes to let Antigone free and sees she has hanged herself, and in heartbreak, Haemon killed himself. When Creon's wife heard the news she killed herself as well.
So lots of killing, death count: 5. Totally beats Odeipus. This play was much more tragic than Oedipus in my mind, (just not a juicey as killing you dad and sleeping with you mom.) Almost everything action, and word was tragic. A whole family died, leaving just two living behind. They all killed each other in a way, not always intentionally. This goes to show that characters in tragedies never know the other side of the story, and make "choices" based only on what they see infront of them. They never think about the consequences of what might happen to their loved ones, and that usually ends in death. Characters in tragedies also don't make their own choices. Everything they do must lead to the prophecy given to them, even if they are tyring to change that direction. This story is the perfect example of a tragedy, everything fell together to end with the most depressing outcome possible.