Antigone by Sophocles: The Exodos Flashcard Example #19501

The Greek term “peripeteia” refers to the __________.
reversal of situation
How does the play resolve the conflict between divine authority and human authority?
NOT Creon acts according to the law, not the conscience of advisors, and is punished.
Which event occurs first?
Antigone’s death
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.

CHORUS LEADER:
What do you make of that? The queen’s gone back.
She left without a word, good or bad.

Which tragic element is associated with the lines spoken by the Chorus Leader?

catastrophe
The Greek term “anagnorisis” refers to the __________.
recognition
How does the play resolve the conflict between conscience and law?
NOT Creon sentences Antigone to death even though Haemon asks him to reconsider.
Which term refers to a character’s tragic flaw?
hamartia
The Greek term “catastrophe” refers to the __________.
scene of suffering
Which event is associated with the peripeteia in the play?
Teiresias’ prophecy
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.

CHORUS:
The most important part of true success
is wisdom—not to act piously
towards the gods, for boasts of arrogant men
bring on great blows of punishment—
so in old age men can discover wisdom.

Which statement summarizes the main idea of these lines?

Prideful attitudes lead to tragedy.

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