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1

2 people who were in the prologue

Antigone & Ismene

2

brought the news to Creon that the body had been buried

Sentry

3

refused to help bury the body of Polynices

Ismene

4

buried the body of Polynices

Antigone

5

2 people who fought over ruling the city of Thebes

Polynices & Eteocles

6

was told that if he did not find the person who buried the body he would die

Sentry

7

What were the two reasons that Antigone gave for going agains Creon's new law?

1) the gods have a rule to bury
2) you have more time to spend with the dead than the living

8

What were the two reasons that Ismene gave for following Creon's new law?

1) they are under the law and have to obey it
2) "Remember we are women, we're not born to contend with men."
Women submitted to men and couldn't have a say in politics.

9

Why did the chorus say that Zeus helped the city of Theves defeat Polynices?

Argos was boasting and Zeus hates boasting

10

When the chorus was describing the war, what were the two flying creatures they used and what did those creatures represent?

1) eagle- Argos
2) dragon- Thebes

11

What did Creon compare the city of Thebes to?

a ship

12

What was the law that Creon laid down to keep the city on an upright course?

Be loyal to the city even if it goes against your family: don't bury Polynices

13

What was the consequence for disobeying Creon's new law?

stoned to death

14

"But all too often / the mere hope of money has ruined many men."

Creon

15

"No one wants the man who brings bad news."

Sentry

16

"While I'm alive, / no woman is going to lord it over me."

Creon

17

"These laws- I was not about to break them, / not out of fear of some man's wounded pride, / and face the retribution of the gods."

Antigone

18

"I am not the man, not now: she is the man."

Creon

19

"Remember we are women, / we're not born to contend with men."

Ismene