Day 4

Antigone Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read lines 944-1114 (when Creon goes to free Antigone).

Content Summary for Teachers

Lines 944-1114

While the Chorus remembers other tragic deaths and losses, the prophet Teiresias, who is blind, arrives to tell Creon that he is in danger. If Creon goes through with Antigone's execution and refuses to let Polyneices be buried, Teiresias has seen signs that he and the city of Thebes will suffer. Creon says that he will not allow Polyneices to be buried in the city of Thebes, and accuses Teiresias of being greedy and money-grubbing. Teiresias tells Creon the danger that he has foreseen: if Antigone dies, one of Creon's children will die, and other cities will rise up against...

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