Family Therapy: House of Laius
Kind of Activity:
To understand Antigone's family background using a creative, silly form
Common Core Standards:
Review Antigone's family tree with the students. You may hand out an actual family tree or simply short descriptions of the relationships among the characters, but they need to understand the basics: Laius, Oedipus's father, was the King of Thebes and married a Spartan woman, Jocasta. An oracle told him that if he had a child with Jocasta, that child would kill him and marry Jocasta; when she gave birth to Oedipus, Laius left him on a mountain to die, but a...
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