Antigone by Sophocles: The Prologue

Antigone by Sophocles: The Prologue

What is the penalty for defying Creon’s decree?
death
Why does the playwright include the family’s tragic past?
to foreshadow tragedy
What is the goal of the protagonist?
to bury Polyneices
Which character does not believe women are equal to men?
Ismene
What motivates Antigone to defy Creon’s decree by burying her brother?
divine authority
Which character speaks these lines?
Antigone
According to this passage, what does Ismene value?
human authority
Which character values family over law?
Antigone
What is the biggest obstacle that the protagonist must face?
Creon’s decree
Which two characters value the authority of the state?
Eteocles and Ismene