Day 2

Antigone Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why does Antigone refuse to let Ismene lie about the role she took in Polyneices' burial?

    She may be furious at Ismene for her lack of courage when Antigone shared her idea, and feel that she has no right to take credit for actions of which Antigone is proud; it's also possible that she feels tenderness towards her sister and is trying to save her life.

  2. 2

    Analyze the Sentry's description of Antigone's actions. What does it reveal about Antigone?

    It shows Antigone's dedication to her brother—seeing what had happened to her previous burial, she cursed those who had done it and rushed to repeat her actions. The fact that she is "not a bit...

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