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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Antigone say when Creon confronts her about covering Polynices?
2. What does Creon tell Antigone to do upon her response to his first question in Part 5?
3. When Creon asks where Antigone is going in Part 5, what does she say?
4. What does Creon tell the Chorus about Antigone in Part 6?
5. In Part 5, how does Antigone ask Creon to kill her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At the end of the play, only Creon remains. He has lost everything but the crown he fought so hard to retain. He mentions that all of his dead loved ones are sleeping, and it must be good to sleep. What do you think Creon means by this statement? Is he expressing remorse, grief, guilt, or some combination? Do you think he sees what is really important now that he has lost it? Is there a lesson to be learned in his final scene? If so, what is it? If not, what purpose do you think his final scene serves?
Essay Topic 2
The Chorus is another element common to Greek tragedies, often representing the feelings of the spectators of the tragedy. When there is sorrow and the character appears stoic, the Chorus wails its anguish. Anger, confusion, practically any extreme emotion is carried out by the Chorus while the characters seem resigned to whatever event might be occurring. Recall a situation where the Chorus is employed in "Antigone." What is the Chorus's role in this situation? Why?
Essay Topic 3
Creon is stunned when he learns that Antigone is his betrayer. He simply cannot comprehend that his son's fiancee would defy him so flagrantly. Even more disconcerting to him, Antigone admits her guilt and, when offered a way out, simply states that a cover-up would do no good since she would just defy his order again. Up to this point, Creon has appeared impersonal and stoic. Does his obvious discomfort at Antigone's confession make him appear more or less human? Support your answer with specific examples from the text.
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