Day 3

Antigone Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why do you think the Chorus claims it is love that "wrench[es] the minds of men to injustice"?

    A good answer will include the many faces of love—romantic and erotic love, yes, but also love of law and order, like Creon shows, and love of family above all else, like Antigone shows. Love takes behavior beyond its "normal" boundaries, and can also lead to grief, as the Chorus explores later in the same speech.

  2. 2

    What is the difference between Antigone's anticipated death and the death of Tantalus's daughter?

    The Chorus claims that the difference is that the daughter of Tantalus was a demigod, but what does this mean? It means that...

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