Final Essay and Graphic Organizers for Antigone Unit

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Final Essay and Graphic Organizers for Antigone Unit Lizabeth Thompson, M. Ed., NBCT English Department Mayo for MST

Contrast Creon and Antigone’s views of loyalty throughout the play. What conclusions can we draw about the playwright’s overall message regarding loyalty?

Creon

Antigone

View of loyalty:

View of loyalty:

5-7 quotes/ interpretations

5-7 quotes/ interpretations

Antigone makes the statement in scene 2: “It is my nature to join in love, not hate.” Do you agree with that? Why/why not? What is the playwright’s message in this statement and how does he develop it? Consider how Oedipus’ illicit love affects the plot. Quote interpretation/ agree or disagree?

Evidence:

Examples throughout play

Myth of Oedipus

Explain how it playwright develops it

Examples/effect on plot

Analyze how the chorus’ and choragus’ attitude toward Antigone changed from the beginning to the end of the play? How do they view her act of conscience? What feelings do they convey?

• 3-4 quotes • interpret

beginning

Middle (especially scene 4)

• 3-4 quotes • interpret

• 3-4 quotes • Interpret • Final conclusion end

Who is the tragic hero according to the Greek definition? You must choose either Creon or Antigone and provide evidence from throughout the play to show all parts of the tragic hero definition. Also consider the purpose of Greek tragedies in general for the audience.

Tragic flaw and high social position 3-4 quotes for tragic flaw 1-2 for high social position

Interpret/ explain

Catastrophe(s) 3-4 quotes

Interpret/ explain

Moment of recognition 1-2 quotes

Interpret/ explain Lesson learned?

conclusion

How do the five major conflicts (see list) reveal Creon and Antigone’s values, principles, and moral characters. Address any changes in values, etc. as they occur and explain how their values and changes in values affect the plot. How do the five major conflicts (see list) reveal Creon and Antigone’s values, principles, and moral characters. Address any changes in values, etc. as they occur and explain how their values and changes in values affect the plot. Conflicts:

Man vs. woman (no man vs. man) Living vs. dead Humans vs. gods Society vs. individual Age vs. youth

What it says about Creon:

What it says about Antigone:

Changes in values and effect on plot?

Honors ONLY: What roles do ethos, pathos, and logos play in persuasive scenes in the play. Who uses the techniques and to what effect? You just address the protagonist, antagonist and one minor character. Character:

Ethos:

Logos:

Pathos:

Protagonist:

• 3-4 quotes •Interpret/ explain

• 3-4 quotes •Interpret/ explain

• 3-4 quotes •Interpret/ explain

Antagonist:

• 3-4 quotes •Interpret/ explain

• 3-4 quotes •Interpret/ explain

• 3-4 quotes •Interpret/ explain

Minor character:

• 3-4 quotes •Interpret/ explain

• 3-4 quotes •Interpret/ explain

• 3-4 quotes •Interpret/ explain

Additional essay for extra credit 

How does the Coldplay song “Viva la Vida” show the characteristics of a tragic hero and what connections can you make to the tragic hero of Antigone?

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