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Before you begin reading, create a word processing document with a table that has three columns and six rows. In the first column, list the literary terms given below. In the second column, place the definition you find for each term. In the third column, identify specific quotations from the play that provide examples of the literary term. When you have completed the chart submit your assignment.





Deus ex Machina

Dramatic Irony



Answer all of the questions bwelow:

  • 1 When Antigone is captured and brought before Creon, whtat is the attitude of the Chorus and the Sentry with regard to her situation?
  • 2(How does Antigone defend her defianace of the edict? How does she view the relationship between laws made by man and those created by the gods?
  • 3 Does Ismene now try to share responsiblity with Antigone and why doesn’t Antigone let her?
  • 4 According to Creon’s son Haimon, what is the reaction of the common people to Creon’s death sentence for Antigone?
  • 5 What threat does Haemon make?
  • 6 (What advice does Haemon give Creon? Is it good advice, or is Haemon blinded by his love for Antigone?
  • 7 (What is Creon’s initial reaction to Teiresias’s report? Of what does he accuse Teiresias?
  • 8 The blind prophet Teiresias appears again. What omens does Teiresias report and what do these omens mean?
  • 9 Why does Chreon finally change his mind about Teiresias?
  • 10What course of action does the Chorus recomend to Creon, and how does Creon react to this advice?
  • 11 What is the dramatic purpose of the prologue?
  • 12 What moral lesson does the Chorus see in the fate of Creon at the close of the play?
  • 13What problems does Antigone report to her sister Ismene, and what does Antigone intend to do?
  • 14What is Ismene’s reaction to Antigone’s plan?
  • 15What is Ismene’s view of the relationship between men and women?
  • 16What are the main differences between Antigone and Ismene in terms of personality? ( hint: Ismene is a foil to Antigone).
  • 17(How is the way the people see Creon when he first appears in the play similar to the way people used to see Oedipus?
  • 18In his long speech, Creon outlines his guiding philosophy. What human institution does Creon believe to be most important in life?
  • 19How do Creon’s beliefs compare with Antigone’s?
  • 20What is the Chorus’s initial reaction toward Creon’s decree?
  • 21What view of Creon does the Sentry present to the audience?
  • 22(Why does Antigone say, “If that is whay you think, I should not want you, even if you wanted to come”?
  • 23What is the point that Haemon is trying to make through the analogies fo the tree and the ship?
  • 24Is Creon’s decision to arrest Ismene necesseary? Is it just vindictive?
  • 25Why is the Sentry afraid to tell Creon that Polyneices has been buried? Are his fears justified?

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