Antigone by Sophocles: The Prologue

Why does the playwright include the family’s tragic past? to foreshadow tragedy
What is the goal of the protagonist? to bury Polyneices
Which two characters value the authority of the state? Eteocles and Ismene
According to this passage, what does Ismene value? human authority
What is the penalty for defying Creon’s decree? death
Which character is the protagonist in the play? Antigone
Which character values family over law? Antigone
Which theme do these lines reveal? familial loyalty
What is the biggest obstacle that the protagonist must face? Creon’s decree
The prologue covers which stage of the plot structure? exposition

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