Conflict
What does THAT mean?
Plot Points
Personality Disorders
Beliefs

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What is the main conflict in the play?
What is the conflict between human laws and the laws of gods.

100

How is Creon's argument against burying Polyneices best summarized?
What is his punishment will stop other people from betraying the city.

100

As the play opens, what has Creon forbidden anyone to do?
What is bury Polyneices.

100

What characteristic is shown by Creon's words: "This girl is guilty of a double insolence,/Breaking the given laws and boasting of it./Who is the man here,/She or I, if this crime goes unpunished?"
What is pride.

100

According to Antigone, why does she defy Creon's decree?
What is she believes in a higher law.

200

Which two characters face each other in the main conflict?
What is Creon and Antigone.

200

What does Haimon mean when he says that Antigone's death "will cause another" ?
What is he plans to kill himself out of grief.

200

Why does the sentry arrest Antigone?
What is he sees her sprinkling dust on Polyneices's body.

200

When personality trait does Creon reveal when he condemns Antigone for disobeying his law?
What is pride.

200

According to Haimon, who should decide if someone is a criminal?
What is the people.

300

Why does Ismene beg Antigone to obey Creon?
What is she is afraid of disobeying the authority of the king.

300

What does the Chorus mean by "Reverence is a virtue, but strength/Lives in established law: that must prevail" ?
What is reverence for the gods is good, but everyone must obey the law.

300

What makes Creon change his mind about condemning Antigone to death?
What is he is afraid of the punishment of the gods.

300

What is Antigone's tragic flaw?
What is deep but blind devotion to her family.

300

Where does Haimon believe authority rests?
What is with the people.

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What, ultimately, makes Creon regret his actions?
What is he fears the gods will punish him.

400

What does Teiresias mean when he says, "The generation of kings has/always loved brass" ?
What is kings look for value in how they are perceived.

400

At the end of the play, who takes the blame?
What is Creon takes the blame for everything that has happened.

400

What is Creon's tragic flaw?
What is pride and inflexibility.

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According to Antigone, why is she being put to death?
What is she refuses to disobey the laws of the gods.