Final Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Antigone asks how she will be executed. What is the answer?
2. In Part 5, what does Creon say about Polynices and Eteocles?
3. What does Creon say he is going to do in Part 4 in response to Polynices's body being covered?
4. What does Creon say he will do if Antigone does what he tells her to do in Part 5?
5. What was Jonas doing when he discovered Antigone covering Polynices's body?
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?
The author chose to employ irony in the relationship between Haemon and Antigone. Antigone repeatedly expresses doubts that Haemon truly loves her, despite his insistence that he does. The ironic part of their relationship is in their deaths. Haemon gives his life for Antigone, in a manner, declaring his love for her by dying for her. However, Antigone is already dead and cannot gain any peace from his sacrifice. What purpose, if any, does his futile death serve for the reader? Why?
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?
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