Has Anyone Read Sophocles, Antigone, If So The task Is Questions On The Story.

Has Anyone Read Sophocles, Antigone, If So The task Is Questions On The Story.

Week Six: Guided Inquiry

Antigone

1) How does Antigone dramatize the conflict between private conscience and public duty? Why is this important? Analyze the contours of this conflict in the context of a democratic society (from Athens to contemporary politics). Use evidence to support your position.

2) Analyze Antigone’s treatment of gender. Use evidence to support your position.

3) What is the relationship between the chorus and the audience? That is, how does the chorus direct or motivate audience responses to the action of the play? Use evidence to support your position.

4) Identify three stylistic aspects of the play (i.e. verse form, etc) and how they relate to a) characterization and b) the tempo of the narrative. Use evidence to support your position.

5) Analyze the importance of Teiresias in Antigone. Use evidence to support your position.

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