Antigone Test Review Flashcards

vocabulary
Terms Definitions
Prescribed
Ordered
Onslaught
assault, attack
orchestra
dancing place
champion
antonym: to persecute
Havoc
great destruction, damage
devastate
Haimon
Engaged to Antigone
courser
a swift horse
vigil
to keep careful watch
comprehensive
including all relevant details.
Chorus
15 elders of Thebes
deity
a god or goddess.
subtle
requiring mental acuteness, penetration, or discernment:
Parricide
murder of your own parents
Jangling
talking idly or quarrel verbally
anthropomorphism
giving human qualities to gods
viper
a malignant or spiteful person.
hubris
excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance.
daunt
to overcome with fear; intimidate:
theatron
"Seeing place" where the audience sat
Dithyramb
(ancient Greece) a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus) origin of tragedy
rendering
to give or make available, provide
Divulge
to disclose or reveal (something private, secret, or previously unknown).
revel
to take great pleasure or delight
privy
participating in the knowledge of something private or secret (usually fol. by to):
infernal
of or pertaining to the underworld.
recoils
draws back, as in fear or disgust
Glut
to fill especially with food to satiety
"Rodney rapped really well" is an example of ?
alliteration
All man kind is subject to error
Tyrisious
taint
a trace of something bad, offensive, or harmful.
omnipotent
almighty or infinite in power, as God.
perished
to die or be destroyed through violence, privation, etc.:
Who captured Antigone and brought her to Creon?
the sentry
Goats were the priests of the god _____.
Dionysus
daughter of Oedipus who did not want to bury her brother
Ismene
barrow
a large mound of earth or stones placed over a burial site
nether
lying or believed to lie beneath the earth's surface; infernal:
precedence
the right to precede in order, rank, or importance; priority.
reverence
a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe; veneration.
decree
(n.) an order or decision given by one in authority
How does Antigone die?
hangs herself with her wedding veil
uncensored
to delete (a word or passage of text) in one's capacity as a censor.
astray
out of the right way; off the correct or known road, path, or route:
How does Haimon die?
He kills himself when he finds Antigone dead.
Why is Antigone being punished?
She buried her brother against Creon's decree so his spirit could be at rest.
What is the unity place?
Must occur in one place; action comes to main character
What is an example of irony in the play?
the fact that Teiresias is blind but can "see" into the future while Oedipus who has sight is blind to the horrible things he has done
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