Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Antigone Essay Test

Bring your annotated Antigone to class today.
Write an essay in which you discuss four
of these thematic concerns in Antigone:

1.  Hubris = pride , especially as this applies to Creon
2.  The Individual  vs. the state, and civil disobedience
3.  The significance of Antigone’s behavior as a woman in her society
4.  The threat  of tyranny to a people
5.  How and why Sophocle’s lessons are of importance to us in this century?
6.  The German philosopher Hegel said that Antigone represents the tragic collision of right against right with both sides equally justified – why do or don’t agree with his analysis of this play?
Antigone with the dead Polynices