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men played the roles of women in greek plays
Greek tragedies were usually presented in trilogies
Sophocles was the first to introduce a third character into his plays
Theater began in ancient greece as a celebration of the greek god, zeus
False There greek god was dionysus
The orchestra was where the audience sat during the plays
False The audience sat in the theatron
Euripides wrote Oedipus and Antigone
Fasle Sophocles wrote Antigone and Oedipus
The chorus in Antigone represent the elders of the city
Greek Tragedies always contained a moral lesson
Greek plays were performed in large amphitheaters with a masks to help amplify the speakers
Why does the sentry arrest Antigone?
he sees Antigone sprinkling dust on Polyneices' body
Which of these events related to Antigone took place first?
The crime of Oedipus
Which of the following statements best summarize the prologue of Antigone?
Antigone asks her sister to help bury their brother
Why does Antigone want to bury Polyneices?
she feels a sense of loyalty to her brother
According to antigone, why is she defying creon?
She believes in obedience to a higher law
Who is the play's antagonist?
Which of the following best explains why creon decrees that polyneices should go unburied?
he wants to harm Oedipus family
which character or character experience the major conflict in the play?
Creon and Antigone
What characteristics does creon reveal most in the following words? "This girl is guilty of a double insolence, / Breaking the given laws and Boasting of it. / who is the man here, / she or I, if this crime goes unpunished?
Which of the following is a conflict in Antigone?
conflict between laws of humans and laws of gods
How can the struggle of protagonist against antagonist in Antigone best be described?
Antigone's obedience to a higher law fights creon's desire for order
Which of the following best summarize Haimon's argument to his father in scene 3?
Listen to reason and be flexible
At the end of the play, which of the following takes place?
Creon takes the blame for the events that have unfolded
Which of the following words best describes creon's character?
What is foreshadowed when hamion says that Antigone's death will cause another?
Haimon will kill himself in grief over antigone's death
Which of the following might best be described as Antigone's tragic flaw?
A passionate but unyielding heart
Which of the following best describe creon's tragic flaw?
pride and inflexibility
Which of the following best summarize what Teiresias finally tells creon?
you have committed a terrible crime and the furies (fate) will punish you
What is the effect of creon's final change of heart in scene 5?
his downfall is even more pitiable because he has repented in vain
Which of the following best summarizes what happens to creon?
creon loses people whom he loves, along with his reputation and self respect
a song sung between scenes
final downfall of the protagonist
leader of the chorus
A scene in the play
Purging of pity and fear
choral ode in honoring dionysus
Dialogue of quick alternating lines
Three sided set pieces that would have different scenes painted on them
A tragic flaw or error in judgement
Why are Flavius and Marullus upset with the people at the start of the play?
They support Ceaser even though he killed pompey
What do Flavius and Marcellus do that get them in deep trouble later?
They take down the decorations on statues of caesar
which one of these characters is competitive and loves sports, music, and dancing? He is not too serious?
Who tells Caesar to beware the Ides of March but is not listened to?
Which two words below both describe cassius's tone in his conversation with brutus?
cunning and manipulative
Cassius, in trying to convince brutus to come around to his way of thinking tells several stories about caesar. These stories characterize caesar as:
Being all too human and almost drowning and weak little girl when sick
How does cassius decide to push brutus into joining the conspiracy? what means does he decide to use?
sending him notes supposedly from citizen in Rome who want him to do something
what are some of the signs that occur during the big storm before the conspiracy?
A lion walks the streets, men are on fire, and a night bird is out in the middle of the day
What do these lines mean? O, he sits high in all the people's hearts And that which would appear offense in us, His countenance, like the richest alchemy, Will change to virtue and to worthiness
People will side with the conspirators if Brutus joins them because they think so highly of him
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