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?
Greek tragedies also tend to use foreshadowing for dramatic effect. Choose an instance of foreshadowing from the play and describe it and the event it foreshadows. Go into detail about both the event and the instance of foreshadowing, explaining what you think ties them together and why.
A strong and perhaps puzzling image used to close out the play is the three guards playing cards. On the surface, this seems an odd way to end the play, yet, on another level, it could be viewed as a way to sum up all of the play's dramatic events. Just about everyone in this play is gambling in one manner or another. Using this analogy, compare Creon's, Antigone's, and Haemon's actions in the play to a game of cards. Does the adage, "The house always wins" hold true in each of these characters' situations, or did one or more of them actually walk away a winner? Why?
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?
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