Antigone by Sophocles: Scene 5, Paean PRACTICE&QUIZ

What is Creon’s attitude toward Teiresias?joyfulpatronizingoptimisticremorseful patronizing
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and complete the instruction that follows.CHORUS:You honor Thebes, our city,above all others, you and your motherblasted by that lightning strike.And now when all our people hereare captive to a foul disease,on your healing feet you comeacross the moaning straitor over the Parnassian hill.This excerpt comes from the play’s paean. Explain the purpose of the paean and what it reveals about ancient Greek beliefs. Responses may vary but should include some or all of the following information:The purpose of the paean is to worship and honor the gods of ancient Greece. It reveals the ancient Greek belief that the gods favored the Theban citizens and were powerful enough to rescue them from harm.
Which character type is common across all genres?staticarchetypaldynamicstock archetypal
Explain how Sophocles uses the character of Teiresias to affect the play. Responses may vary but should include some or all of the following information:Sophocles uses Teiresias to affect both the plot and audience as well as to reveal theme. The character provides the tragic prophecy that causes Creon to change his course of action. In addition, the character would have greatly affected the mood of the ancient audience because of the significance they would have instantly attached to the blind prophet. The prophecy highlights a major conflict of the play in which the struggle between human authority and divine authority is revealed. Teiresias’ character is used to remind Creon (and the audience) that the ultimate authority belongs to the gods.
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.TEIRESIAS:But that’s what you are doing, when you claimmy oracles are falseBased on the passage, what is Teiresias’ attitude toward Creon?joyfulaccusatoryoptimisticremorseful accusatory
Explain the difference between an archetypal character and a stock character. Responses may vary but should include some or all of the following information:An archetypal character is instantly recognizable, regardless of the genre, culture, or time period in which the character appears. An archetype represents a specific character type recognized by key character traits. The stock character is also instantly recognizable but does not cross boundaries of genre, culture, or time. The stock character represents a specific character type recognized by key character traits but only within a specific genre of literature.
Which character type is common within a specific genre?stockstaticdynamicarchetypal stock
Explain how a playwright uses characters to affect the overall play and experience. Responses may vary but should include some or all of the following information:Playwrights create characters that will directly impact the plot of the play by creating and resolving conflict. The conflicts the characters are involved in reveal key themes in the play. In addition, characters are used to have a direct effect on the audience by causing them to feel a certain way about them and the subject matter.
Explain the difference between a dynamic character and a static character. Responses may vary but should include some or all of the following information:A dynamic character is complex, having several character traits that create a certain depth of character. The dynamic character may grow or change as the plot progresses. These changes are often the result of conflict and resolution. The static character does not have the depth of the dynamic character and only has a few character traits that are used to serve a specific purpose in the plot. The static character does not change as a result of plot events as the dynamic character does.
Which character type changes with the plot?staticstockarchetypaldynamic dynamic
Which character is an archetype in Antigone by Sophocles?ChorusTeiresiasIsmeneAntigone Antigone
Which statement explains how Teiresias’ character affects the audience?The character has no effect on the audience.The character causes the audience to feel peace and comfort.The character provides the audience with comic relief.The character causes the audience to feel anxiety and fear. The character causes the audience to feel anxiety and fear.
Which statement explains how Teiresias’ character affects the plot?The character has no effect on the plot.The character causes Creon to rebel against the gods.The character causes Creon to recognize his mistakes.The character causes the gods to forgive Creon. The character causes Creon to recognize his mistakes.
A(n) __________ character is a character with few traits and who is not impacted by plot events.archetypalstockstaticdynamic static
A(n) __________ character is a universal character type that is common across different genres of literature.dynamicstaticarchetypalstock archetypal
Which event occurs at the climax of the play?Haemon attempts to persuade Creon to free Antigone.Creon changes his mind and decides to bury Polyneices and to free Antigone.Antigone is lead away to the tomb.Antigone is arrested. Creon changes his mind and decides to bury Polyneices and to free Antigone.
What is the purpose of the paean?to honor the godsto entertain the audienceto create conflictto provide exposition to honor the gods
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.CHORUS:You honor Thebes, our city,above all others, you and your motherblasted by that lightning strike.And now when all our people hereare captive to a foul disease,on your healing feet you comeacross the moaning straitor over the Parnassian hill.What does the passage reveal about the beliefs of the ancient Greeks?They believed the gods were powerful enough to rescue them.They believed the gods despised them.They believed the gods inflicted disease on them.They believed the gods lived in Thebes. They believed the gods were powerful enough to rescue them.
A(n) __________ character is a character of dimension that changes with the plot.dynamicarchetypalstaticstock dynamic
Which statement reveals a change in Creon’s character?you won’t change my mind to make yourself more rich.The tribe of prophets—/all of them—are fond of money.You’re a wise prophet,/but you love doing wrong.Until one dies the best thing well may be/to follow our established laws. Until one dies the best thing well may be/to follow our established laws.

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