2Scene 4 Allusions Reference to a diff. text, history, Bible Who does Antigone compare herself to?Niobe—queen of Thebes –kids killed bc she boasted she was greater than a goddess
3MythsTraditional stories with supernatural beings or events to explain natural processes or phenomenaMyths were a kind of science and religion (birth, death, and the origins of the universe)Classical mythology came from Ancient Greece
6Characters Antigone Ismene Haemon Eurydice Daughter of Oedipus Creon’s sonEngaged to AntigoneEurydiceWife of Creon
7Creon Eteocles Buried with military honors Given a soldier’s funeral PolyneicesWill not be buriedNo one will mourn for himStoning to death if orders are not followed
8Sisters Ismene Antigone Will not help her sister bury their brother Will obey the law of the landIs afraid and weakSays she is helplessWill not attempt the impossibleAntigoneWill bury her brotherIs bold and confidentTells Ismene to tell everyone she is responsibleSays you are dead much longer than you are aliveThinks her sister is selfish
9Flashback of the Battle Polyneices earlier retreated, but he comes back for a final battlePolyneices tries to accomplish a surprise attackPolyneices hurls insults and tries to defame the landFor going against the gods, he losesBoth brothers were killed in the battle
10Scene 1---Choragus’ speech How does he start out his speech?How does he say he will rule?What do you think is his motive for treating Polyneices’ corpse this way?What metaphor does he use?
11Questions What does the Sentry reveal? Describe Creon’s reaction to the newsHow does Creon feel about the Sentry’s question about the gods?Describe the burialMoney talks (Creon)There’s nothing in the world so demoralizing as moneyA fortune won is often misfortuneHow dreadful it is when the right judge judges wrong
12Ruling Where do gender roles come up? What does Creon demand Sentry do?When are men weak? (1031).When is a government strong? (1031).
13Scene-2 Antigone is Caught How do they know she is to blame?How does the Sentry’s description invoke sympathy for Antigone?What metaphor does the Sentry use?How is she bold?What is her attitude toward death?CreonWhat metaphors does he use show Antigone’s stubbornness?Why MUST Creon do something?Who else does he accuse?
14Antigone vs CreonWhat does Antigone assume about the attitude of the chorus?Is Antigone justifiedHow does she feel about the gods?How does Antigone treat Ismene?Why does Ismene want to die?Is Creon justified?How does he feel about the gods?What ulterior motives does Creon think Antigone has?How does Creon view the sisters?How does Creon bring up gender issues? (1031).
15Ode 2 How do different people judge God? Who is the ode talking about? What does it say?
16Like Father Like Son? Haemon “I am your son, Father. You are my guide. You make things clear for me, and I obey you” (1041).Don’t lose your head over a woman“Do you want me to show myself weak before the people?”Show me the man who keeps his house in hand, He’s fit for public authority.
17Creon Goes OffThe man who knows how to obey, and that man only, knows how to give commands when the time comes.And no woman shall seduce us. If we must lose, Let’s lose to a man, at least! Is a woman stronger than we?
18Haemon Defends Antigone Reason is God’s crowning gift to man. . .Your temper terrifies them—everyone Will tell you only what you like to hear.They say no woman has ever, so unreasonably, died so shameful a death for a generous actDo not believe that you alone can be right
19The Fight Continues Haemon It is not reason never to yield to reason!The reasonable thing is to learn from those who can teach.
20Back and ForthWhat does Haemon say about his father’s ability to compromise? Who does that remind you of?Why does Creon bring up age?What kind of government does Haemon seem to be talking about? Prove itWhere does God fit in?What kind of government is Creon talking about?
21Temper, Temper What does Haemon threaten? Then she must die. But her death will cause another.I swear you’ll regret this superior tone of yours!“Let her die before his eyes”What does Creon decide about Ismene?What will Antigone’s punishment be?
23Scene 4- Allusions Refs to text or history or Bible Comparing Antigone to peopleNiobe-queen of Thebes. Kids killed because she bragged—turned to stone—still criesPersephone-wife of Hades queen of the underworld (daughter of Zeus) She will welcome Antigone when she dies (she is also trapped)Danea- princess who is imprisoned by her father bc she predicted her son will kill the king someday
24Sum up Scene 4 Antigone is on her way to the tomb She freely accepts her fateShe still thinks her punishment does not fit the crime
26Teiresisas and Creon Who is Teiresias? What is he predicting? What signs has he seen?Why is he saying this is happeningWhat is Creon’s reaction to Teiresias’ predictions?What does he accuse Teiresias of?What curse does Teiresias tell Creon of?
27Creon finally breaksChoragus says “I am old, too, But I cannot remember that he was ever false”Do it Swiftly!He follows Choragus’ advice to free Antigone from her vault and make a tomb for PolyneicesThe Laws of the gods are might, and a man must serve them
28Exodus Who is Eurydice and what does she ask? Prove that money cannot buy happinessWho is Eurydice and what does she ask?What has happened to Haemon?What does the messenger tell Eurydice?
29The Queen The queen leaves without a work. Creon is in his room and gets new that the queen has killed herself.What has happened to Antigone?What happens to Creon?