ANTIGONE BY SOPHOCLES : THE PROLOGUE

What is the biggest obstacle that the protagonist must face?Isemene’s loyalty to the stateCreon’s decreeAntigone’s fearZeus’ anger Creon’s decree
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.ANTIGONE:Eteocles, they say, has had his burialaccording to our customary rites,to win him honor with the dead below.Why does Creon decide to bury Eteocles according to custom?Eteocles was wealthy.Eteocles was loyal to Thebes.Eteocles was Creon’s son.Eteocles led the rebel army. Eteocles was loyal to Thebes.
Which character does not believe women are equal to men?AntigoneIsmenePolyneicesEteocles Ismene
What is the penalty for defying Creon’s decree?monetary finebanishmentimprisonmentdeath death
Why does the playwright include the family’s tragic past?to confuse the audienceto entertain the audienceto foreshadow tragedyto create a joyful mood to foreshadow tragedy
What motivates Antigone to defy Creon’s decree by burying her brother? monetary rewarddivine authorityhuman lawloyalty to the rebels divine authority
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.Now, dear Ismene, my own blood sister,do you have any sense of all the troublesZeus keeps bringing on the two of us,as long as we’re alive?Which character speaks these lines?AntigonePolyneicesEteoclesJocasta Antigone
Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.ISMENE:I’m not disrespecting them. But I can’t actagainst the state. That’s not in my nature.According to this passage, what does Ismene value?familial relationshipshuman authoritydivine authoritysocietal customs human authority
The prologue covers which stage of the plot structure?rising actionexpositionclimaxresolution exposition
What is the goal of the protagonist?to bury Polyneicesto overthrow Creonto frame Isemeneto bury Eteocles to bury Polyneices

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