ANTIGONE BY SOPHOCLES Flashcard Example #71865

What does Antigone tell her sister outside the city gates?
Antigone tells Ismene that Creon ordered a full funeral honoring Eteocles, according to their customary rites and leave Polyneices to rot with no funeral or lament.
What is the goal of the protagonist in Sophocles’ play?
Antigone wants to bury her brother Polyneices even though it is illegal.
Why does Zeus punish the rebels?
Zeus hates arrogance and boasting so he blasted the rebels
What mood is created at the close of the parados?
Victorious, happy and grateful that the war is over.
Why does Creon decide not to bury Polyneices?
Polyneices defied Creon’s law. Polyneices was banished but still returned and caused conflict, he is considered a traitor for leading the rebel army.
What report does the guard deliver to Creon?
The guard reports that the body of Polyneices was buried.
The guard speaks these lines, but to whom is the guard speaking?
The guard was talking to himself, he was contemplating his decision of going to Creon, who can punish him.
To whom is Antigone engaged?
Haemon, Creon’s son.
Which character is arrested for burying Polyneices?
Antigone is arrested for burying Polyneices
Why does Haemon visit his father, Creon?
To advice Creon to not kill Antigone
What action does Creon take as a result of Haemon`s visit?
Creon will kill Antigone but not Haemon.
Whom does the Chorus blame for Antigone`s situation?
The Chorus blames Antigone for being stubborn and defying her uncle’s law, but they also blame Antigone’s parents who hey believe were bad role models
What does the Chorus Leader assume to be the reason for Antigone`s decision to go against her king?
She is Oedipus’ daughter and she can’t help herself because of bitterness.
How does Eurydice respond to her son`s death?
She commits suicide
Whom does Creon blame for the tragic deaths of his family members?
Creon blames himself for the death of his wife, son and niece

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