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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Part 4, what does Creon intend to do to the guards after the discovery that Polynices's body has been disturbed?
2. In Part 5, what reason does Creon give for making the ruling he did?
3. In Part 4, what does Creon do in response to the guards telling him what Antigone has done?
4. In Part 4, the Chorus says there are four aspects of a tragedy. What is one of those aspects?
5. In Part 4, what does Creon say will happen to Jonas if he keeps quiet?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Creon's role in the play represents destiny or fate. He alone holds Antigone's future in his hands, though one might argue that Antigone is a factor in her own destiny. However, Antigone seems to have surrendered herself to whatever may come. Describe situations in the play where Creon's power over Antigone's life or death is played out. What is Creon's rationale for sending Antigone to her death? Why does he feel he has no other option, even though Antigone is engaged to his son? What purpose will her death serve in what he considers his ultimate destiny?
Essay Topic 2
The lack of specific setting allows the reader to imagine Antigone's personal struggle occurring in any place and time. Why do you think the author employed this method? Do you think he had other motives for not developing a setting? What might they be? Does the absence of setting enhance or detract from your enjoyment of the story? Why?
Essay Topic 3
What purpose does the Chorus serve? Is it a genuine character or more of a narrator? Do you think that his role is necessary or extraneous? Why?
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