Day 4

Antigone Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Why does the Chorus look back on others who have suffered?

    The Chorus may be trying to manage its grief by seeing Antigone as part of history, part of a series of individuals who have been doomed. It may also be trying to reconcile Antigone's experiences and its own horrified response as simply fated, rather than something it could have helped or controlled.

  2. 2

    Explore the symbolism in the omens Teiresias sees.

    The birds may signify internal strife within the city or within families, as in the relationship between the late Polyneices and Eteocles, or between Antigone and Creon as extended family. The meat refusing to burn may be linked to Polyneices remaining...

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