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1.What does Antigone’s FAMILY look like? Consult the chart on p.425 and note the positions of the following family members: Antigone, Ismene, Oedipus, Jocasta, Creon, Haemon, Eurydice, Eteocles, Polynices. Antigones family is messed up. Etecoles, Polynices, Ismene, and Antigone are all brother and sister. Oedipus and Jocasta are their parents but Jocasta is also their grandmother. Creon is their uncle, Eurdice is their aunt, and haemon is their cousin. Antigone, Etecoles, Polynices, Eurdice, and Haemon all died. Oedipus was banished from the city and died. Jocasta had killed herself and Creon was left in shame 2. What does Antigone’s STATE look like? What form does it take (monarchy? democracy?). Who is the head of state and how did the last few heads of state achieve that status? (27-29). The state in which Antigone lives is a monarchy whose king is Creon. Oedipus got the status by getting rid of the lynx. He was driving out of Thebes and his sons took over. They then killed one another and Creon the closes relative took over. 3. Why must the dead be buried in this play? Why is burial so important? The dead to the Greek are honored very much so. The dead go onto an afterlife in their culture and they must go through a ritual. 4. Watch the chorus. Who are they and what functions do they serve? The chorus is the medium between Creon and Antigone. They are the citizens of Thebes and they try and make Creon think more rationally. 5. What are Antigone’s first words and how do they situate her? “my own flesh and blood” This shows that she feels that family is very important and it gives her reason for doing what she did. 6. What is the substance of Creon’s edict or proclamation?
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