Antigone - The Koller Kingdom

January 20, 2018 | Author: Anonymous | Category: Arts & Humanities, Performing Arts, Drama
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Ant-ig-oh-knee By Sophocles

Tear & Share  Group brainstorming using the "Tear and Share”

four questions are: 1. What is a relationship? 2. What obstacles stand in the way of relationships' enduring? 3. In times of adversity, do family bonds/relationships help us survive? 4. Does it take courage to sustain a relationship?

Tear & Share  1. Fold Paper into 4’s & number 1, 2, 3, 4  Answer the 4 questions independently on your squares

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(brief response) Fold the paper into 4 squares & tear into 4’s. Someone take all the 1s, 2s, 3s, 4s 1s, 2s,3s, 4s join up Write a synthesis that summarizes all the ideas of the group. Share summaries as a group. Record your summaries on the board.

Sophocles (Sawf-oh-kleez)    

The Greek tragic playwright, Sophocles (ca.496-406 B.C.) Contemporaries Aeschylus and Euripides One of the greatest dramatists of the ancient world. Masterpieces are Oedipus Rex, Oedipus at Colonus, Antigone, and Electra.  Respected public figure in Athens, served as a priest and a general under Pericles in the Samian War of 440 B.C.  Composed about 123 dramas in all, and won many dramatic prizes after 468 B.C.  Theatrical innovations were the addition of a third actor, a larger chorus, the introduction of painted scenery, and an abandonment of the trilogy style that had been used in composing self-contained tragedies.

Greek drama  Drama evolved from religious festivals in honor of

Dionysus, the god of wine  three actors would rotate to play all the speaking parts and thus the importance of masks.

Video  Universal Themes in Literature – about 25 min.

Rank your loyalties  Rank the people you are loyal to from 1 – most loyal to

least.  Family, friends, school, country, etc.  Why do we rank them differently?

Elements of classical drama     

Tragedy: downfall of a dignified, superior character This character is the tragic hero. Tragic hero has (usually) archetypal elements. Tragic flaw is the hero’s error or weakness. Chorus – group of actors who comment on the action in the play. Represents “the people”  Leader is choragus.  Dramatic irony – audience’s awareness of things the characters do not know – is often present in classical drama.

Our hero must:  Have a tragic flaw  The punishment must exceed the crime  The character must understand and

accept their fall

Elements of Classical Drama cont’d  Usually ends in a catastrophe – disastrous conclusion. At the end (exodus)

 Hubris – extreme pride or arrogance. Seen in the hero. Usually leads to fall.  Hubris was one of the worst traits in Greek life.  Motifs – repeating elements that advance the plot & illustrate the theme.  Allusions to gods & rituals = allusion is a reference.

Close Reading  Page 1059 – Oedipus  5 HOME groups of 5 people in each group (block 2 –

extra people can join, if necessary. 4th – 5 groups of 4)  As a group, answer YOUR question (question 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5).  Then, split off and join someone from each group and jot down your answers for 1-5.  Reconvene with HOME group. Go thru answers 1 at a time and everyone write them down. Share your discussion results.

Focus for Reading  Analyze the CONFLICT in the story.

 Conflict can come in four forms:  Person – against – self  Person – against – person  Person – against – nature

 Person – against – society

Tragic flaw or fate Debate  4 groups  2 groups on each side:  Creon’s pride  Antigone’s stubbornness Which led to the tragic events in Antigone? Find evidence for your side (line #s to support!) as well as counterarguments you anticipate the other side will bring up.

Ode 2 What punishment has Creon just ordered for Antigone & Ismene? 2. How does the sea imagery in the first verse of the ode underscore the idea that Antigone and Ismene are doomed? 3. The first ½ of the poem refers to the house of Oedipus, the second ½ to the house of Creon. What does the poem suggest about how the 2 houses are linked? 1.

Ode 3 According to the 1st verse, whom does Love conquer and destroy? (6-8) 2. According to the 2nd verse, what does love do to a just man? (9-13) 1.

Ode 4  This ode links both Creon & Antigone to tragic

mythological figures.  1. How is the story of Danae, described in the first verse, similar to the Oedipus myth? (1-5)  2. Which figure f/the play is like King Dryas’ son, described in the second verse? (lines 10-18)  3. How is Antigone like King Phineus’ first wife, whose story is told in the last two verses? (lines 19-34)

Scene 5,  1. What is Creon’s initial attitude toward Teiresias (3-7)  2. Why is he indebted to Teiresias? Lines 7, 64

 3. Why has Teiresias come to Creon now? (8-40)?

Hurricane Katrina  Look at article.. Who is to blame?  Hurricane Katrina video on Disc. ED.

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