3 Antigone – Part II Tragic Hero Lit Devices Sophocles Plot 100 100 100 Creon / AntigonePlot100100100100100200200200200200300300300300300400400400400400500500500500500FINAL
4 Suffers greatly because of a flaw in his character. Tragic Heroes 100Creon might be considered a traditional Greek tragic character because he:Suffers greatly because of a flaw in his character.
5 No, because he believes Creon’s pride caused his ruin. Tragic Heroes 200Does the Choragos agree with Creon’s final statement, “Fate has brought all my pride to a thought of dust”?No, because he believes Creon’s pride caused his ruin.
6 Hubris (excessive pride) Tragic Heroes 300What is the character flaw that brings down most tragic heroes?Hubris (excessive pride)
7 Is the curse of Oedipus the cause of Creon’s downfall? Tragic Heroes 400Is the curse of Oedipus the cause of Creon’s downfall?Not directly. Antigone is Oedipus’ daugher, so it impacts her, but Creon is only Oedipus’ brother-in-law.
8 Various: Creon, Antigone, Ismene, Haimon, Euridice, Polyneices, etc. Tragic Heroes 500The play states, “There is no happiness where there is no wisdom”. List / explain how 3 characters demonstrated a lack of wisdom and what it cost themVarious: Creon, Antigone, Ismene, Haimon, Euridice, Polyneices, etc.
9 Literary Devices 100 Allusion Sophocles characterizes Antigone by making references to other characters in Greek mythology including Niobe, Danae, and King Lycorgos using which literary device?Allusion
10 The phrase “Stubborn tree” is an example of which literary device? Literary Devices 200The phrase “Stubborn tree” is an example of which literary device?Personification
11 Creon’s stubborn pride Literary Devices 300When Haimon says to his father, “…the same thing happens in sailing; make your sheet fast, never slacken – and over you go, head over heels and under; and there’s your voyage” he is metaphorically referring to:Creon’s stubborn pride
12 Literary Devices 400 Foreshadowing When Haimon is speaking to his father, he states that “her [Antigone’s] death will cause another” what literary device is being used?Foreshadowing
13 Literary Devices 500 Personification The line, “Love, unconquerable waster of rich men… even the pure Immortals cannot escape you, and mortal man, in his one day’s dusk, trembles before your glory” is an example of which literary device?Personification
14 Sophocles 100“Antigone” by Sophocles is the third play in a series of ____ plays, which was a common organization for tragic plays in ancient Greece:Three
15 (only 7 survive as of today) Sophocles 200In a sixty year period, Sophocles produced how many plays?123 plays(only 7 survive as of today)
16 The military had to protect him from his fans and maintain order Sophocles 300Sophocles plays were so popular that what measures were taken to protect him as a celebrity ?The military had to protect him from his fans and maintain order
17 The rise and fall of the Athenian empire Sophocles 400Sophocles playwriting career paralleled what historical era?The rise and fall of the Athenian empire
18 Sophocles 500Sophocles was born in what city (The setting for the 2nd play in the three play story of Oedipus)Kolonos
19 Antigone’s motive for burying Polyneices is her ____________ . Creon / Antigone 100Antigone’s motive for burying Polyneices is her ____________ .Loyalty
20 He does not want to honor a traitor (who threatens his rule) Creon / Antigone 200What best explains Creon’s motivation for decreeing that Polyneices should go unburied?He does not want to honor a traitor (who threatens his rule)
21 DAILY DOUBLE Creon / Antigone Describe at least one moment (with specific details) in the story of Antigone when Creon exhibits hubris by ignoring the good advice of others. Explain why this lapse in judgment is significant to the plot of the story.His refusal to listen to AntigoneHis refusal to listen to his son; HaimonHis refusal to listen to the prophet; Teiresias
22 What primary characteristic does Creon reveal in the following words? Creon / Antigone 400What primary characteristic does Creon reveal 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?”Hubris (pride)
23 Creon’s stubbornness against Antigone’s selfishness. Creon / Antigone 500Which conflict best describe the character flaws of the main characters in Antigone?Creon’s stubbornness against Antigone’s selfishness.
24 Struggle to do what she feels is right Plot 100Readers can sympathize with Antigone because of her…Struggle to do what she feels is right
25 The atmosphere in Thebes following Creon’s decree Plot 200By identifying with Haimon, readers can best understand…The atmosphere in Thebes following Creon’s decree
26 He fears punishment from the gods Plot 300What makes Creon relent regarding his decision to imprison Antigone and not bury Polyneices?He fears punishment from the gods
27 Kings always seek apparent/ perceived value rather than real value Plot 400What is the meaning of Teiresias’ statement, “The generation of kings has/always loved brass”?Kings always seek apparent/ perceived value rather than real value
28 “The only crime is pride.” Plot 500Which quotation best expresses an important theme of Antigone?“The only crime is pride.”
29 FINAL JEOPARDY! Answers will vary Centuries of critics and readers have debated who the tragic character is in Antigone—the title character or Creon. Which one do you believe is the tragic character?Answers will vary