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Antigone Study Guide
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what does antigone plan to do?
what will be the fate of anyone who disobeys Creon's edict?
death by public stoning
when antigone asks ismene whether she will join her in burying polynices what does she say?
what does ismene's refusal say about her?
she obeys the laws and is scared
what type of woman is antigone?
independent, proud, and courageous
how does ismene try to dissuade antigone from burying her brother? is she successful?
she says they are the only two people left in their family. no
who has summoned the soldiers of argive to fight against the thebes?
how does creon address the elders?
gentlemen, respects them
what does creon say concerning the chorus' loyalty?
he cherishes it and respects it
what does creon say about the supremacy of the state?
it depends on the leader
what oath does creon swear?
anyone who obeys him will be respected by him
in what does creon think the country's safety lies?
what does creon intend to do as ruler?
make the city grow
what command does creon give the chorus?
keep watch so no one buries polynices
why doesn't the guard come right out with the information as to what happened?
he is scared of his reaction
what does the guard finally announce?
someone has buried polynices but they don't know who did it
was there any evidence as to who buried him?
whom does creon accuse of doing the deed?
how will the men who were hired to bury polynices be punished?
they will be hanged alive
how does creon threaten the guard?
if he doesn't show creon who did the deed, he will be killed
what can man do that no other animal can?
rule cities and teach themselves their language
when creon questions antigone about the deed, how does she answer?
she admits that she did it
what affect do antigene's words have on creon?
he was shocked that someone would willingly go against the law even if it meant death and that she wasn't ashamed
what vow does creon make?
he vows to kill antigone
who does creon suspect to be antigene's accomplice?
when ismene is called in what plea does she make?
she wants to die with antigone and not go against what creon suspects
does antigone allow ismene to confirm creon's suspicions?
what final plea to spare antigone does ismene make?
she asks creon if he is really going to kill his son's bride?
what effect does ismene's plea have on creon?
he says that he does not want a bad wife for his son
what does the chorus say about fate?
fate by the gods is inescapable
why is the family of oedipus cursed?
Laius kidnapped a boy
what does creon ask haemon?
if he agrees with him or not
how does haemon reply?
at fist he obeys his father but then tries to get him to change his mind
what does creon think is basic in good government?
what does creon say about obedient children?
"they may take vengeance of their father's enemy in bad times and honor his friends as he himself does"
what does he say about having a worthless wife?
leave her and find a new one
is creon a dictator or democratic ruler?
what is the effect of disobedience upon the state?
it destroys cities, turns homes upside down, and leads to the rout of allied armies
where does help come from to aid rulers?
what does haemon plea creon to do?
change his decision
what has haemon said to influence creon to change his mind about antigone's sentence?
the city thinks antigone did the right thing
at what point does haemon lose control?
say what he says is not just because he is young
does harmon's leaving disturb creon?
when the chorus asks if both women will be killed what does creon say?
no, just antigone
does creon really think haemon will kill himself?
what does the chorus say about love?
it makes people lose their wits
as antigone is being led to her death what does she speak about? what does creon speak about?
she is the bride of death
with whose death does antigone compare hers?
niobe, mythological character
what does the chorus seem to say about passion?
it killed antigone
what physical limitation does tiresias have?
he is blind
what alarming information does tiresias give creon?
one of fcreon's family members will die because of him
how does tiresias know something is wrong?
the birds were screaming and fighting each other
how does creon reply to tiresias' warning?
he accuses tiresias of being bribed to say this
an omen/something that will happen in the future
of what does tiresias accuse creon?
how does creon receive this advice?
he is scared
what punishment does tiresias say is in store for creon because of his stubbornness?
a death in the family
how does creon feel about giving in?
he questions it until the chorus say something
what does creon ask the chorus to do?
help him bury the body and release antigone
what does creon decide to do?
what news does the messenger bring?
haemon and antigone are dead
how does haemon die?
he kills himself
to whom does the messenger tell the whole story?
how does antigone die?
she kills herself
what does haemon do when creon enters antigone's tomb?
he tried to kill his father but then killed himself
having heard the news what does eurydice do?
she kills herself
what does the chorus say about harmon's death?
they say it is creon's fault
what happens to eurydice?
she kills herself
for what does creon pray?
what has creon learned?
to listen to others' opinions and please the people of the kingdom, not just himself. family over law
what theme does the chorus say in the last lines?
wisdom brings happiness
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