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Antigone Scenes 3-5
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What is Haemon's attitude toward his father?
he is okay with his father's actions
Speech by Creon: How should a son behave toward hi father?
He should be subordinate
Speech by Creon: What should Haemon's attitude be toward Antigone?
scorn her and pay no attention
Speech by Creon: How should Creon behave as a leader?
He cant let family get in the way & cannot be weak
What is the greatest threat to a state?
anarchy; total chaos
Speech by Haemon: What is God's greatest gift to man?
Speech by Haemon: What do others say about condemning Antigone to death?
it is wrong; she should given the highest honors
Speech by Haemon: What does Haemon beg of his father?
To not always be the right one & to learn from others
What is the Choragos' opinion on the father and son?
both are correct in what they are saying but have to listen to one another
What is Creon's reaction to Haemon's words?
he becomes angry and does not want to be treated like a child yet still will not listen
What decision does Creon make regarding Ismene?
he decides not to kill her because she is innocent
What is Antigone's punishment?
She will be isolated in a cave
What is an inescapable power?
What are the Choragos' feelings at seeing Antigone punished?
sad;has to keep back tears
According to Antigone, what should the reaction of the people be to her punishment?
they should pity her
What is the tone of the Chorus' comment to Antigone
What does Antigone mean when she called out Oedipus?
his curse is the reason for her suffering
What is ironic about Antigone's statement
she followed the gods' laws and is now being rewarded with death
How are the situations of Danae and Antigone alike?
princesses, punished by isolation, death
What is Tiresias' ability?
can see the future
What is his handicap?
he is blind
According to Tiresias, who should accept blame for the calamity brought to the people of Thebes?
What is Creon's crime?
What should Creon do?
admit he is wrong and fix the mistake
What does Creon accuse Tiresias of doing?
selling his prophecies and talent
What is Tiresias' warning to Creon?
corpse for corpse
What is the Choragos' response to Creom?
Tiresias is never wrong
What is the Choragos' advice to Creon?
free antigone and bury polynices
What does the messenger say wbout fate?
you cannot foretell your own fate
What happened to Haemon and how?
He killed himself by stabbing with a sword
Who is Eurydice?
What has been done to Polynices body?
shredded by dogs, soaked in holy water, burned, and put in an urn packed in with soil of Thebes
What happened to Antigone?
She hung herself
How did Eurydice die?
What does Creon say about who should be blamed forthe tradegy?
Himself, but also fate
What does Creon say about pride?
fate has brought all of his pride to nothing
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