Antigone by Sophocles: Scene 3, Ode 3 Practice and Quiz

Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and complete the instruction that follows.CREON:Am I to rule this landat someone else’s whim or by myself?HAEMON:A city which belongs to just one manis no true city.CREON:According to our laws,does not the ruler own the city?HAEMON:By yourself you’d make an excellent kingbut in a desert.CREON:It seems as if this boyis fighting on the woman’s side.Explain the rhetorical appeals that Haemon and Creon use in their arguments to one another. Creon is using pathos and ethos. He is saying that Haemon is fighting for Antigone instead of for his father. Haemon is using logos to tell his dad that he would only be a successful ruler in a city of himself.
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.HAEMON:Your gaze makes citizens afraid—they can’tsay anything you would not like to hear.But in the darkness I can hear them talk—the city is upset about the girl.What do Haemon’s lines reveal about Creon? He is to be feared.
Compare and contrast Creon’s power to execute Antigone while ignoring the voice of his people to our modern justice system. How would Antigone’s situation be handled in today’s world? Creon’s power to execute Antigone is kind of like a monarchy. If Creon was to execute Antigone in today’s world, he would be met with great backlash.
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.CREON:For there’s no greater evilthan a lack of leadership. That destroyswhole cities, turns households into ruins,and in war makes soldiers break and run away.When men succeed, what keeps their lives securein almost every case is their obedience.That’s why they must support those in control,and never let some woman beat us down.According to Creon’s argument, who does he believe holds the ultimate power and who is to blame for any ruin that falls upon a city? He thinks that men hold the ultimate power. They should not be held back by women. Anything bad that happens to a city is because of lack of leadership.
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.HAEMON:Father, I’m yours. For me your judgmentsand the ways you act on them are good—I shall follow them. I’ll not considerany marriage a greater benefitthan your fine leadership.Based on Haemon’s lines, how would the audience expect him to react to his fiancée’s death sentence? The audience would expect him to support his father.
Read the excerpt below from Antigone by Sophocles and complete the instruction that follows.CREON:I’ll take her on a path no people use,and hide her in a cavern in the rocks,while still alive. I’ll set out provisions,as much as piety requires, to make surethe city is not totally corrupted.Explain Creon’s new plan for Antigone’s punishment and infer the cause of the change. Creon is going to bury Antigone alive outside of the city, so that the public won’t rebel against him.
Haemon argues that Creon’s indifference to the opinions of his subjects will result in the loss of their respect for his leadership. This argument is an example of __________. logos
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.CREON:That’s what men pray for—obedient children growing up at homewho will pay back their father’s enemies,evil to them for evil done to him,while honoring his friends as much as he does.According to Creon’s lines, what does he expect of his son, Haemon? loyalty
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and complete the instruction that follows.CHORUS:O Eros, the conqueror in every fight,Eros, who squanders all men’s wealth,who sleeps at night on girls’ soft cheeks,and roams across the ocean seasand through the shepherd’s hut—no immortal god escapes from you,nor any man, who lives but for a day.And the one whom you possess goes mad.Even in good men you twist their minds,perverting them to their own ruin.You provoke these men to family strife.Summarize the lines spoken by the Chorus, and explain what the passage reveals about the beliefs of the ancient Greek people. Chorus is describing Eros. Eros convinces men to fall in love and causes men’s lives to fall apart. He is a very powerful god, and hard to escape his wrath.
Creon argues that Haemon’s decision to support Antigone will make him a disgraceful son. This argument is an example of __________. pathos
Creon’s tragic flaw causes him to __________. arrest Antigone and sentence her to death
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.HAEMON:A man who thinks that only he is wise,that he can speak and think like no one else,when such men are exposed, then all can seetheir emptiness inside. For any man,even if he’s wise, there’s nothing shamefulin learning many things, staying flexible.What is revealed about Creon through Haemon’s dialogue? Creon prefers to rely on his own wisdom.
Which rhetorical appeal relies on the credibility of the speaker? ethos
Creon’s tragic flaw is __________. pride
According to the ancient Greek culture, Aphrodite placed the power of desire in the eyes of __________. women
Which statement regarding the ancient Greek belief about the power of love is false? Gods are immune to the power of love.
Haemon’s argument that Creon’s choice to kill Antigone will result in Creon’s never seeing Antigone again is an example of __________. pathos
Creon’s argument that he is older and wiser than his son is an example of __________. ethos
Antigone’s tragic flaw causes her to __________. defy Creon’s law and bury her brother
Which rhetorical appeal relies on the emotions of the recipient? pathos

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