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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 say will happen to Jonas if he keeps quiet?
2. In Part 4, who is Jonas?
3. In Part 6, the Chorus tells Creon that Haemon has been what?
4. In Part 6, what does Antigone ask Jonas to do for her?
5. In Part 5, how does Creon respond to Antigone's accusation after he explains the reason behind his actions?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jonas seems to play a dual role. He is both accuser and confessor. He is torn between his terror of and loyalty to Creon and his sympathy for Antigone. What actions show his loyalty toward Creon? What actions show his sympathy for Antigone? What makes him ultimately choose to side with Creon? Why?
Essay Topic 2
Symbolism is usually a vital part of plot development and is a commonly used literary device. True to form, symbolism is an important part of "Antigone." Describe what the following items represent and why:
A. The shovel Antigone uses to bury Polynices body.
B. Antigone's dog.
C. Antigone's letter.
Essay Topic 3
Why do you think the Chorus revealed the characters' eventual fates at the very beginning of the play? Do you think it took away from the storyline? Why or why not? Was there a specific purpose, such as freeing the reader (or viewer if the play was acted out) from having to figure out what might happen in the end so he/she may focus on the lessons of the play? Why or why not?
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