Scene 4

  1. What is the chorus’s attitude toward Antigone? How is this different from earlier in the play?
  2. Why does Antigone talk about the blasphemy of her birth? What does she mean?
  3. Why does Creon say that his hands will be clean after taking Antigone to the vault or tomb?
  4. Does Antigone feel that she has made a mistake? Why or why not?
  5. Who was Niobe?
  6. What is the triple curse of the house of Labdacus? 

See Royal Line of Thebes chart.—->

antigone7. What is the significance of  “sweet Dirce’s stream”?


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