ANTIGONE BY SOPHOCLES : SCENE 4, ODE 4 (PRACTICE)

Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.ANTIGONE:I’ve not yet had my bridal chant,nor has any wedding song been sung—for my marriage is to Acheron.Which tone does this allusion reveal? maliciouscriticalsarcasticsolemn solemn
Compare the ancient Greek belief about life after death with your personal beliefs Responses may vary but should include some or all of the following information:Like the ancient Greeks, I believe in life after death. However, I believe that life after death exists in a place called Pleasantville. Unlike the ancient Greek belief in the dark and scary underworld, I believe that Pleasantville is a place of beauty, happiness, and light.
Which tragic element creates pity and fear in the audience?the triumph of the antagonistthe spectacle created by the playwrightthe downfall of the protagonistthe inclusion of the chorus the downfall of the protagonist
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and complete the instruction that follows.ANTIGONE:Look at me, my native citizens,as I go on my final journey,as I gaze upon the sunlight one last time,which I’ll never see again—for Hades,who brings all people to their final sleep,leads me on, while I’m still living,down to the shores of Acheron.Explain how Sophocles uses allusion to affect the mood of the audience. Responses may vary but should include some or all of the following information:The goal of the tragic playwright is to evoke fear and pity in the audience. Sophocles uses the allusion to Hades and Acheron to create in the audience fear and pity for Antigone. The allusion would have been instantly understood by the ancient audience, creating a gloomy mood.
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and complete the instruction that follows.ANTIGONE:Look at me, my native citizens,as I go on my final journey,as I gaze upon the sunlight one last time,which I’ll never see again—for Hades,who brings all people to their final sleep,leads me on, while I’m still living,down to the shores of Acheron.Explain what this passage reveals about the beliefs of the ancient Greeks. Responses may vary but should include some or all of the following information:The ancient Greeks believed in an afterlife. They believed that the god Hades was responsible for the dead. The dead went deep into the earth for “their final sleep.”
Which stage of the tragic plot structure intensifies the conflicts?resolutionlusisexpositiondesis desis
Explain the cause-and-effect relationship among the plot events that result in Antigone’s punishment. Responses may vary but should include some or all of the following information:The event that triggered the chain of events leading to Antigone’s punishment began when her brother Polyneices rebelled against Thebes. During the battle he and his brother killed one another. Polyneices’ rebellion made him a traitor in Creon’s eyes; therefore, Creon refused to allow anyone to give Polyneices a proper burial. Antigone chose to defy Creon’s law and bury her brother. The action led to her arrest. Her fiancé and Creon’s son, Haemon, made an argument against his father’s decision to execute Antigone. While Creon did not change his mind about her execution, he did change his method. Instead of having Antigone stoned to death, he will place her in a tomb where she will eventually die.
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.ANTIGONE:I’ve not yet had my bridal chant,nor has any wedding song been sung—for my marriage is to Acheron.What effect would this allusion have on the mood of the audience? The audience would feel disgust toward Antigone.The audience would feel fear for Antigone.The audience would feel pity for Antigone.The audience would feel anger toward Antigone. The audience would feel pity for Antigone.
Analyze the graphic organizer below and answer the question that follows.http://media.edgenuity.com/evresources/2093962_ant_3.jpgWhich action completes the graphic organizer? Antigone buries Polyneices Creon forbids the burial of Polyneices Antigone is arrested Haemon argues with his father Antigone buries Polyneices
Explain how the tragic plot structure reveals the beliefs of the ancient Greek people. Responses may vary but should include some or all of the following information:According to Aristotle, the tragedy has a distinct beginning, middle, and end. The plot events are unified through causal relationships. This structure stems from the ancient Greek belief that nothing happens by chance.

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