Day 2

Antigone Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read lines 332-780 (at the end of Creon's description of how Antigone will die).

Content Summary for Teachers

Lines 332-780

The Chorus contemplates the power of the human race and its capacity for good and evil. Then the Sentry discovers Antigone re-burying Polyneices, captures her, and brings her to Creon. Antigone remains defiant, believing that her actions are more just than the law of any earthly man, like Creon, could be.

Creon is furious and declares that he believes Ismene is equally guilty of the burial. He sends for Ismene, and while waiting, he attempts to convince Antigone of the shamefulness of her actions, but Antigone remains steadfast in her beliefs. When Ismene...

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