Scene Two
Scene Three
Figurative Language

Who has the sentry captured and brought before King Creon?



What does Creon say the men pray for?

"to produce good sons -- a household full of them, dutiful and attentive, so they can pay his enemy back with interest and match the respect their father shows his friend." (pg.26) 


What is a hyperbole?

Hyperbole is the use of exaggeration


Define logos?

Logos is the ability to persuade appealing to logic.


How did the guards manage to capture Antigone?

They unburied Polynices first and then they all stayed up and watched for the "traitor" to come back and burry the body again.


Why is Creon's intent on harshly punishing, even family members, all those who break the law?

Creon believes his people will not obey or respected him as king if he shows lenience.


What type of figurative language does this quote use?

"Absolutely, there are other fields for him to plow"

A metaphor


Define Ethos and Pathos

Ethos- Ethos is the ability to persuade appealing to credibility.

Pathos- Pathos is the ability to persuade appealing to emotion.


Why is Antigone angry with Ismene?

Ismene chose to not honor her brother and help Antigone bury Polynices' body. However, she wanted to take credit for it with Antigone when Creon captured Antigone, because she did not want to be the only one left alive.


How does the city feel about Antigone's crime?

The people in the city of Thebes does not believe that Antigone's action was a crime. There are rumors of people saying that Antigone should be honored.

What is Imagery? Give and example

Imagery is when the words describe how something is pictured, or how something tastes or feels. 


When Antigone buries Polynices and argues that she could not leave her brothers body out to rot for the animals to pick at. What form of persuasion is she using? 



Besides being Antigone's uncle, how else were Creon and Antigone related?

Antigone was going to marry Creon's son, which would have also made Creon Antigone's father in law.


While Creon is ranting at his son, what does the king threaten to do?

Creon threatens to kill Antigone right in front of his son (Antigone's Fiance)


What is symbolism?

the use of symbols to represent ideas or qualities.


When Creon decides to sentence Antigone to death because she chose to defy the law that he set in place. What form of persuasion is Creon using? (hint Creon is arguing to why he has the right to punish Antigone for her crime)

Ethos- Because Creon is king and it was his law that was defied therefore he is arguing that his credibility gives him the right to chose the punishment for the crime.


What is to be Antigone's punishment for burying Polynices?

Creon is going to sentence Antigone to death

What does Haemon claim is God's crowning gift to man?

the ability to reason


What is Alliteration?

Alliteration is the repetition of initial consonant sounds of nearby words in a phrase


When Haemon argues with Creon in Scene Three what forms of persuasion does he use in his argument to try and get his father to see what he is doing is wrong. And How?

-Logos- He uses the logic of Creon going against the laws of the Gods

-Pathos- He appeals to his fathers emotion by showing how going through with killing his bride with affect Haemon. Haemon also threatens his father by stating he will never see his face again if he goes through with the punishment. 

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