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Antigone
A princess, daughter of Oedipus,protagonist
Ismene
sister of Antigone,also a princess
Creon
King becuase of death of Oedipus and his sons,brother of Jocasta
Haimon
son of Creon,fiancee of Antigone
Teiresius
a blind prophet
Euridyce
wife of Creon
Eteocles
dead brother of Antigone,son of Oedipus
Polyneices
dead brother of Antigone,son of Oedipus,not allowed to be buried
Characteristics of a tragic hero
1.Neither completely good no completely bad
2.Someone well known and prosperous(royalty),so that they fall from tremendous good fortune
3.Must possess hamartia,a charcter flaw,such a excessive pride,ambition,or jealousy
4.must be party resonible for own downfall
5.Must relive thier error and accept the consequces
Dramatic Irony
A situation in which the audience knows something that a charater does not.(Example,the audiance knows that it is Antigone who buried Polyneices,but Creon keeps refering to "the man who did this.")
Tragic Irony
a contrest between the nature of the hero and the defeat he suffers(ex.Oedipus)
Situational Irony
what acually happenes in the oppisite of what acually occurs
Verbal Irony
What is said is the oppisite of what is meant(example,when Ismene tells Antigone that she is worried for her,Antigone replies,"You need not be,you have yourself to consider after all."She is being sarcastic,which is a form of verbal irony.
Ethics
moral behavior
Hamartia
charater flaw
Hubris
too much pride
Parados
entrance of the chorus and exposition of the plot
Peripety
reversal of fortune
What took place in Athens?
where the first Greek theatrical performance took place
the first group that performed in public
Chours
What did Thespis do to theather?
first gave chorus member individual lines,and thus devolped the concecpt of actor and drama
What was featured in Religious Festibals
playwritting
Aeschylus
the father of Greek
Conflict
made possible with the addition of a second actor into a scence
Tragic Hero
a flawed chararter challeging the gods and his own fate
Sophocles
perhaps the greatest of Greek dramatists
Skene
place where sceanery apeared in a amphitheather
Our Town
a modern play with chours-like staging
Oedipus the King
Oedipus finds out that he has killed his father and married his mother
Oedipus at Colonus
The son's of Oedipus,Polyneices and Etocles,kill each other in battle
Antigone
Antigone wants to go againest Creon's orders and bury her brother Polyneices
Egoism
self interset
Utillitarianism
the greatest good for the most people
Formalism
strict obedience to the law,no matter what the circunstances
Divine Command
God's Law
Hi
Bye
Who is the Tragic Hero?
Creon
Hubris
excessive pride
Hamartia
character flaw of tragic hero
Prologue's theme
God's law/man's law
P Antigone's motive
Divine Command
P Ismene vs. Antigone
Foils
P Verbal Irony
what is said is opposite of what is ment
P Personification
giving human qualities to non human entries
P Extended Metaphor
Polyneices as screaming eagle
S1 Extented Metaphor
Thebes as ship of state
S1 Dramtic Irony
Antigone's fate is too extreme for her crime
S2 SWBS
Creon Want Anigone to admit she's wrong ,but she refuses ,so he sentences her and Ismene to dealth.
Repulse
to rebuff or reject with rudeness, coldness, or denial
Decree
an authoritative order having the force of law
Fiery
Charged with emotion ;spirted
Penalty
a punishment established by law or authority for a crime or offense
Traitor
One Who betrays ones country ,a cause or a trust especially one who commits treason
Auspicious
Marked by sucess ;prosperous
Demoralizing
to undermine the confidence or morale of;dishearten
Pious
having or exhibiting religious reverence
Sententiously
Abounding in pompous moralizing
Summon
to regrest to appear;send for
Brazen
To face or undergon with bold self-assurance
Edict
A formal pronouncement or command
Insolence
the trait of being rude and impertient
Proclaimation
something proclaimed ,especially an offical public annoucement
Stealthily
marked by or acting with quiet,caution and secrecy intended to avoid notice
Anarchy
Absence of any form of political authority
Deference
Courteous respect
Malicious
wishing or appearing to wish evil to others
Piety
righteousness by virtue of being pious
Somberly
Serious;grave