Antigone by Sophocles: The Prologue Flashcard Example #49077

Which tragedy causes the conflict for Antigone?
the death of Polyneices
In your own words, explain what this stage direction reveals about the characters, conflict, and theme of the play.
That they are having a private and secret conversation among themselves, thus leading to the what Antigone’s plan to bury her brother’s corpse.
Compare and contrast the conflict between Polyneices and Eteocles to that of the sisters.
Polyneice’s was a rebel while the other brother Eteocles was a loyal sujsect and soldier, while the sisters are pretty much the same one is willing to disobey the law to bury her brother while the other sister is fine with obeying the law and man who enforce it.
Which character shares Ismene’s opinion that one should remain loyal to the state?
Eteocles
Whom does Antigone blame for the tragic history of her family?
Zeus
In your own words, explain the lines spoken by Ismene and what they reveal about her character, how her character differs from Antigone’s, and how she feels about divine authority and human authority.
That she has no intentions of disobeying her kings law, in general she is not willing to risk her life to bury her brother. Her character differs in ways of disobedience one is willing to break the law and put her brother to rest while Ismene can not do so.
Which character speaks these lines?
Antigone
Which statement is the answer to the question posed by Antigone?
Anyone who buries Polyneices will be stoned to death.
What does the play reveal about the relationship that existed between the ancient Greek people and their gods?
That things were just taken likely and the obey laws and the word of their gods.
Explain the reasoning behind Ismene’s decision not to help Antigone bury Polyneices and what it reveals about the ancient Greek culture.
She is afraid to risk her life and her name in order to give her brother Polyneices a final resting spot, It shows that what was said was absolute law.

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