Day 5

Antigone Lesson Plan

Reading Assignment, Questions, Vocabulary

Read lines 1115-1352 (the end of the play).

Content Summary for Teachers


The Chorus prays to Bacchus/Dionysus, god of wine and madness. A Messenger arrives and announces that Haemon has committed suicide. The Chorus is shocked, and Creon's wife, Eurydice, is even more so when she arrives. The Messenger explains that Creon went to bury Polyneices and then went to remove Antigone from the burial chamber, but when he arrived, Antigone had already hanged herself in the chamber, and Haemon had already found her there. Haemon was weeping when Creon found him, but when Creon asked him to come out and leave with him, Haemon instead stabbed himself with his own sword, and died...

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