Antigone Test | Final Test - Hard

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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, the Chorus says there are four aspects of a tragedy. What is one of those aspects?

2. In Part 4, what does Creon do in response to the guards telling him what Antigone has done?

3. What does Jonas say in response to Creon's accusations in Part 4?

4. At the end of Part 6, Antigone confesses that she is what?

5. In Part 4, who is Jonas?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Up until the end, Antigone appears unsure of Haemon's true feelings for her. She wavers between thinking he desires Ismene to believing he loves her and her alone. Recalling passages from the play, what do you think Haemon's character represents? Do you think he represents true love? Perhaps he represents stability or honor or faithfulness. Explain what you think Haemon represents and why.

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

After hearing of Haemon's death, Creon's wife commits suicide in dramatic fashion--by slitting her own throat. However, despite the drama in her manner of death, her death itself is an anticlimax. Why? Does her death add anything to the story at all? Why or why not?

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