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How do the characters of Ismene, Creon, and the
Page serve as foils for Antigone?

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How do the changes that Anouilh has made to the
basic plot of Sophocles’s Antigone affect its
meaning and impact? Write an essay detailing
the changes and why you think he made them.
Which version is more appealing to you and why?

Identify lines or events in the play that correspond
to events in France between 1940-1944,
the period when the play was written and

Do you agree with the Chorus’s assessment of
tragedy as ‘‘tranquil’’? Is this a tragedy without
hope? Support your answer with evidence from
the play.

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