Essay Topic 1
What is the symbolism of armor and swords in the play? Use examples from the play to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
How do Odysseus and Ajax present different qualities of a warrior? What are those qualities, and what do they mean for the actions of the characters? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Odysseus, Agamemnon, and Menelaus are all kings. What aspects of a good, or bad, king does each character represent and why? Support your answer with specific examples from the play.
Essay Topic 4
Why does the suicide of Ajax occur halfway through the play? What takes up the later part of the play? What did Sophocles mean by this? Support your answer with examples from the play.
Essay Topic 5
Using the book to support your answer; what is hubris, and what role does it have in the...
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