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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. 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?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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