- What information does Antigone give to Ismene at the beginning of this scene?
- What has just happened in the sisters’ family?
- What does Antigone plan to do? Why?
- Does Ismene plan to join her? Why or why not?
- What story does the chorus tell in the Parodos?
- Who has Creon assembled at the beginning of the scene? Why does he say he
has passed the new law?
- How does the sentry act when he comes before Creon? What does this suggest about Creon’s personality or reputation?
- What news does the sentry bring? Who does Creon think is responsible?
- What is the dramatic irony in this scene?
- Who does the sentry bring before Creon? How has the culprit been caught?
- What is Antigone’s attitude toward death?
- Whom else does Creon want to question?
- What has he decided to do with the sisters?
- Who has come to speak with Creon?
- What does Creon say is the greatest evil that society faces?
(hint: lines 33L44)
- What does Haemon ask Creon to do?
- What is Creon’s response?
- Haemon says in line 119: “Then she must die. But her death will cause another.” What does Haemon mean? What does Creon think he means?
- How has Haemon’s tone/attitude toward Creon changed from the beginning to end of scene 3?
- How will Antigone be killed?
- What is the chorus’s attitude toward Antigone? How is this different from earlier in the play?
- In lines 37L44, what feelings does Antigone express about her father?
- What is happening at the end of scene 4?
- According to Teiresias, what is the “new calamity” that Creon has brought to
Thebes? (lines 25L31)
- In lines 48 to 61, what does Creon accuse Teiresias of wanting from him?
- What does Teiresias predict for Creon in lines 70L87? What crime has Creon committed to deserve this?
- What does the Choragus tell Creon that he must do to prevent this?
- What is a Paean?
- What two people does the messenger say have died? How have they died?
- By the time Creon returns, who else has died?
- What is Creon’s attitude at the end of the play?
- Judging by the final speeches of the play, what do you think is Creon’s fatal flaw?
(Adapted from Georgia Virtual Learning assignment)