Antigone by Sophocles: Scene 5, Paean

Antigone by Sophocles: Scene 5, Paean

What is the purpose of the paean?
to honor the gods
Which character is an archetype in Antigone by Sophocles?
Antigone
A(n) _________ character is a character type that is common in certain genres.
stock
Which statement explains how Teiresias’ character affects the audience?
The character causes the audience to feel anxiety and fear.
Which character is a dynamic character in Antigone by Sophocles?
Creon
What does the passage reveal about the beliefs of the ancient Greeks?
They believed the gods were powerful enough to rescue them.
A(n) __________ character is a character of dimension that changes with the plot.
dynamic
Which character is a stock character in Antigone by Sophocles?
Teiresias
A(n) __________ character is a character with few traits and who is not impacted by plot events.
static
What does Teiresias’ character reveal about the beliefs of the ancient Greeks?
Gods punish the wicked.
Which event occurs at the climax of the play?
Creon changes his mind and decides to bury Polyneices and to free Antigone.
A(n) __________ character is a universal character type that is common across different genres of literature.
archetypal
Which statement reveals a change in Creon’s character?
Until one dies the best thing well may be/to follow our established laws.
Which statement explains how Teiresias’ character affects the plot?
NOT The character causes Creon to rebel against the gods.

Read the excerpt below from the play Antigone by Sophocles and answer the question that follows.

CHORUS:
You honor Thebes, our city,
above all others, you and your mother
blasted by that lightning strike.
And now when all our people here
are captive to a foul disease,
on your healing feet you come
across the moaning strait
or over the Parnassian hill.

What does the passage reveal about the beliefs of the ancient Greeks?

They believed the gods were powerful enough to rescue them.
They believed the gods despised them.
They believed the gods inflicted disease on them.
They believed the gods lived in Thebes.

They believed the gods were powerful enough to rescue them.
Which theme does Teiresias’ prophecy reveal?
Divine authority holds the ultimate power.