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ANTIGONE

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Transcript of ANTIGONE

ANTIGONE
by Sophocles

Essential Questions
1) How far would you go to avenge a loved one?
Greek Tragedy
A great & important person
Has one major fault
Usually ends in death
There is always a moral to the story
Sophocles
Lived from 496-406 B.C. in Athens, Greece
Created over 123 plays
Used vividness and sympathetic characters
Antigone
Characters
Antigone
: Main character
Ismene
: Antigone's sister
Polyneices
: Antigone's brother
Creon
: Antigone & Ismene's uncle; king of Thebes
Eurydice
: Creon's wife
Haemon
: Creon's son; Antigone's fiance
Tiresias
: Blind prophet
1) How far would you go to avenge a loved one?
http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/554733/Sophocles/30143/Antigone#md-media-strip-tab-video-content
3) What is something that is worth standing for?
Tragic Heroine
Brother is killed in battle & is forbidden to have a funeral
Must decide whether to do what is right or what is expected
Setting
Thebes, Ancient Greece
Mythical Past
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