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Antigone Teaching Unit
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- Who is the tragic hero/heroine in this play: Antigone or Creon?
- How does this play demonstrate the classical “three unities”?
- Identify the function of the Greek chorus and how it plays out in Antigone.
- Explain how the Greeks treated death in their dramas and give examples from Antigone. State why they chose to do it this way.
- Identify the early origins of drama and state what purposes drama was meant to serve in Greek society.
- Identify and explain the instances of irony in the play.
- What are Creon’s contradictory opinions on loyalty? How do they contribute to his downfall?
- Discuss Antigone’s refusal to compromise and her decision not to allow Ismene to shoulder part of the blame for burying Polynices.
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A teaching unit and individual learning packet from Prestwick House. Includes the following: Comprehensive chapter-by-chapter study guides for students Questions suitable for essay topics or discussion Vocabulary lists Muliple-choice and essay test with answer key Introductory material from Prestwick House to familiarize both students and teachers with the work.