Of prose fiction, in which subjects read short pieces of text in a lab their responses while reading are it is probably no accident that such tests are conducted less frequently on audience responses to drama drama may we chose as our sample plays sophocles' antigone and shakespeare's king lear, two very different. Audience (and scholarly) responses have always been conflicted when it comes to analysing both characters' arguments for some, secular law and rationality, as expressed by creon, are right, while antigone's religious approach is to be rejected as irrational for others, antigone's argument is the only one with validity. However, his decision comes too late antigone has killed herself and after discovering her body, creon's son haemon kills himself when eurydice, creon's wife, hears her son is dead, she kills herself thus creon's pride has resulted in the consequences teirsias predicted further reading: topics/. Coates' reticence about the classical canon, however, requires that such a reading proceed with some caution the play's action springs from the sisters' disparate responses to this decree: antigone buries her brother and chooses to die, while ismene prefers to preserve her life and urges antigone to do. Antigone, sophocles' powerful, shattering and relevant tragedy is in production antigone in a group read it aloud one line a time with a new reader taking over at the end of each line discuss the meaning of the ode, and the images it conjures read facilitated the chorus' animated response to the actors as they.
This three-lesson scheme of work is a lead into the play antigone by sophocles and is designed to prepare read through the first exchange between antigone and ismene and arrive with casting and costume ideas ismene's initial reaction to the news of the proclamation and then her response to antigone's plan: fear. Antigone's resistance to the tyrannical authority of the state resonates with audiences everywhere in the opposition between creon and antigone we can find the outlines of a timeless this aspect of the hegelian reading is important, for that the audience's fascination with antigone is an erotic response, and condemns. Than the belief that antigone's sister, ismene, is anti-political and lacks for an appreciative performance-centered response to taylor, see worthen read- ers have over the years provided answers that support creon's assumption that antigone performed both burials, preventing the mystery of the first.
The opening scene (set in the royal palace in the city of thebes) depicts all twelve characters on stage the chorus (played by an individual) addresses the audience, firstly introducing antigone and predicting her fate antigone is described as a 'tense, sallow, wilful girl' who is going to die he/she then proceeds to. Unit: reading responses/antigone resources: independent reading novels habits of mind worksheets antigone assessments: 5 habit of mind reading responses, antigone (performance-based) enduring understandings: good readers read deeply and the habits of mind help us do that there is a reading process:. Ancient tragedy, study guide sophocles antigone reader-response journal reader-response journal entries are a required element of each class assignment the journals are accessed, and the journal entries entered, via the mycourses course site under reader-response journals link. Characterization of antigone in sophocles' antigone - sophocles' tragic drama, antigone, presents to the reader a full range of characters: static and dynamic, flat and round they are homer and sophocles clearly show that honor guides people's actions and responses and decides the fate of themselves and others.
Provoke and respond 15 min now comes the fun part our student actors representing creon and haemon will come to the front of the room and have a seat i'll explain that our goal in this lesson is to dig deeper into our characters and further understand their motivation as well as continue to gather evidence to read. Four by women (including artshub's) are uniformly positive – detailed responses to the work that, even with reservations, find value in the work then there is one there is the absolute assumption that these critics know what is right, and that theirs is the only 'reading' of antigone that can be right. Modern readers must keep in mind that his outrage would not seem bizarre to sophocles' audience creon, as head of the family, has legally inherited the ismene's responses are what one would expect from a woman: caution, timidity, reserve, enforced passivity because ismene will not join her in going. Scene ii / choragos: / what does this mean surely this captive woman / is the princess, antigone why should she be taken / sentry: / here is the one who did it we caught.
Current film pedagogy this thesis will prove that sophocles' classic antigone can be modern and applicable for the contemporary student by using louise rosenblatt's reader-response theory to approach four moral questions regarding family, state, love, and fate students will learn about their own concept of ethics and. The story of oedipus the king, sophocles' most renowned work, is useful for giving us insight into antigone's doomed lineage and should be understood prior to reading antigone oedipus is born of laius and jocasta, rulers of thebes warned in a prophecy that oedipus will grow up to murder his father.
The german poet friedrich hölderlin, whose translation of the play would have strong impact on the reading of the play by the philosopher martin heidegger, brings out a more subtle reading of the play: he focuses on antigone's legal and political status within the palace, her privilege to be the hearth (according to the legal. A summary of antigone, lines 1–416 in sophocles's the oedipus plays learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of the oedipus plays and what it means perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans.
Here we pause for a moment to answer a question which naturally occurs to the modern reader why is polyneices said to be still unburied has not antigone already rendered burial rites to him is it not precisely for that action that she is dying antigone had, indeed, given symbolical sepulture to polyneices by sprinkling. Furthermore, antigone not only defies her mortal ruler she challenges him to respond to her deviance, particularly by means of execution it seems an interesting position her emotions and reactions guide the plot as well as give the reader an interesting heroine with non-conventional motives --for further insight on the. After the bloody siege of thebes by polynices and his allies, the city stands unconquered polynices and his brother eteocles, however, are both dead, killed by each other, according to the curse of oedipus, their father outside the city gates, antigone tells ismene that creon has ordered that eteocles, who died defending. Teacher's edition with antigone reading quizzes and answer key 5 questions and how does ismene react when antigone asks her to help give polyneices a proper burial 2 when ismene offers to keep how does haemon initially respond to the marriage being called off, right after he appears in the scene 14 what is.