- 1 What is the extended metaphor in Antigone?
- 2 What do these brief statements by Antigone and Creon reveal about why these two characters disagree?
- 3 What is a metaphor in Antigone?
- 4 What laws does Antigone follow?
- 5 What are the causes leading to the conflict between Antigone and King Creon?
- 6 What is the conflict between Antigone and Ismene?
- 7 What qualities should a son possess according to Creon?
- 8 What is the irony in Antigone?
- 9 What kind of happiness do you foresee for me?
- 10 What literary devices are used in Antigone?
- 11 Who does Creon refuse to bury *?
- 12 What prophecy does Teiresias reveal?
- 13 What is Creon’s greatest fear?
What is the extended metaphor in Antigone?
As he tells Antigone, conjuring the storm-tossed ship as an extended metaphor for the beleaguered Thebes, the ship of state demands that all on board lose their names. Only the ship and the storm remain. To save the ship, Creon has had to terrorize the mob into obedience.
What do these brief statements by Antigone and Creon reveal about why these two characters disagree?
What do these brief statements by Antigone and Creon reveal about why these two characters disagree? They both have different beliefs and they won’t reason with each other. Ismene reminds Creon that Antigone is his son’s soon to be bride and Ismene asks him if he would kill his own son’s bride.
What is a metaphor in Antigone?
Sophocles, the author, uses several metaphors to illustrate fate to those who refuse to change their minds. For instance, “the inflexible heart breaks first”, means that people who have a hard heart and refuse to consider others are the first to have their hearts broken.
What laws does Antigone follow?
Antigone will bury Polynieces. She wants to follow the laws of the gods, which tell her to honor her dead family members.
What are the causes leading to the conflict between Antigone and King Creon?
The main source of conflict between Antigone and Creon is the issue of the burial of Antigone’s dead brother. Both of her brothers were killed in battle, however one brother fought against their home city and was considered a traitor. Creon issued a law that whoever tries to bury this man will be put to death.
What is the conflict between Antigone and Ismene?
A major conflict in Antigone is the conflict between Antigone and her sister, Ismene. Ismene represents restraint, compromise, and even weakness; in sharp contrast, Antigone shows extreme devotion and stubbornness. From the very first scene, Antigone and Ismene are locked in argument.
What qualities should a son possess according to Creon?
According to Creon, what qualities should a son possess?
- Hubris- usually tragic flaw.
- Capacity for suffering- feels guilty about one thing but not another.
- A sense of commitment- dedicated to decisions.
- Vigorous protest- does not accept fate easily.
- Transfiguration- learns from suffering.
What is the irony in Antigone?
Thus, the tension between Antigone and Creon exists for the audience before it exists between the two characters. Another example of dramatic irony in Antigone that is more situational is that Polyneices’ body is left to decay in the open, but by the end of the play Antigone is entombed while still alive.
What kind of happiness do you foresee for me?
What kind of happiness do you foresee for me? Paint me the picture of your happy Antigone. What are the unimportant little sins that I shall have to commit before I am allowed to sink my teeth into life and tear happiness from it! Tell me: to whom shall I have to lie?
What literary devices are used in Antigone?
While Sophocles uses various literary devices in Antigone, five devices are especially helpful in analyzing his play:
Who does Creon refuse to bury *?
Creon exiled Oedipus from Thebes after Oedipus killed his father and married his mother. Creon also declared that Polyneices would not receive a proper burial because he committed treason against his own city.
What prophecy does Teiresias reveal?
A boy leads in Tiresias, the blind soothsayer of Thebes. Creon swears that he will obey whatever advice Tiresias gives him, since he owes so much to his past advice. Tiresias tells him that his refusal to bury Polynices and his punishment of Antigone for the burial will bring the curses of the gods down on Thebes.
What is Creon’s greatest fear?
Creon’s greatest fear is:
- Angering the gods.
- Losing his family.