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1

How is "Antigone" a symbol in modern times

It can relate as a symbol of almost all radical Movements (Terroist acts, Religious acts, challenging the state, Rebellion)

2

How can Antogone be related to a bride of death

She is obsessed with death, kills herself in her tomb before she is wedded

3

Creon

Antigone's uncle. Creon is powerfully built, but a weary and wrinkled man suffering the burdens of rule. A practical man, he firmly distances himself from the tragic aspirations of Oedipus and his line. As he tells Antigone, his only interest is in political and social order. Creon is bound to ideas of good sense, simplicity, and the banal happiness of everyday life.

4

Antigone

The play's tragic heroine. In the first moments of the play, Antigone is opposed to her radiant sister Ismene. Unlike her beautiful and docile sister, Antigone is sallow, withdrawn, and recalcitrant.

5

Haemon

Antigone's young fiancé and son to Creon. Haemon appears twice in the play. In the first, he is rejected by Antigone; in the second, he begs his father for Antigone's life. Creon's refusal ruins his exalted view of his father. He too refuses the happiness that Creon offers him and follows Antigone to a tragic demise.

6

How many children does Oedipus have?

4

7

In Oedipus the King, whose murder must be avenged to end the plague in Thebes?

Laius's, Odeipus's Father whome he killed hiself

8

What does the name “Oedipus” mean?

Swollen foot”

9

In what country was Oedipus raised?

Corinth

10

What sentence does Creon impose upon Antigone for violating his edict prohibiting Polynices’ burial?

Buried alive

11

What is Creon’s relationship to Jocasta?

The brooches from Jocasta’s robe

12

From whose curse did Oedipus rescue Thebes?

The Sphinx’s

13

Whom was Antigone meant to marry?

Haemon, Creon's son, her cousin

14

Which god did Athenian theatrical performances celebrate?

Dionysus

15

Where was Laius killed?

Three way cross roads

16

Who is the last remaining survivor of Oedipus’s family?

Ismene

17

What does Creon do just before he finds Antigone dead?

Buries her brother, Polynices

18

Who are the brothers the fight to the death at the beginning of "Antigone"

Eteocles and Polynices

19

What is the riddle of the Sphinx

"Whatcreature has four legs in the morning, two at mid day, and three in the evening" "man"

20

What does the Orical predict of Oedipus, causing him to flee Corinth

He will kill his father and marry his mother

21

How was Oedipus to die as a child

By "exposure" with his feet or ankles pierced togeather