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English - Caesar & Antigone

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Can you check these questions?

1) Which is an example of verbal irony as spoken by Antigone?
a)"You have yourself to consider, after all."
b)"You must decide whether you will help me or not."
c)". . . and if I must die, / I say that this crime is holy . . ."
d)". . . if it means death, / It will not be the worst of deaths . . ."


3) In Ode 2, to what does the Chorus compare Antigone?

a)a cresting wave
b)a soaring bird
c)a glowing ember
d)a closed flower


4) The Chorus in Ode 3 comments on the

a)power of love.
b)duty of sons to their fathers.
c)relationship of Haimon and Antigone.
d)effect of Creon's inflexibility.

Not sure, B?

5) In the last few lines of Ode 4, the Chorus places responsibility for Antigone's death on

c)the family curse.
d)Antigone herself.


8) Caesar disregards the omens for all of the following reasons except

a)he does not trust the augurers.
b)he does not want to appear cowardly.
c)he feels fate is inescapable.
d)he feels invincible.


  • English - Caesar & Antigone - ,

    I disagree with your answers for 3, 4, and 8.

    Not sure about your answer for 1. Which line/lines is/are from the scene when Antigone and Haemon are speaking to Creon in lines 701-1090?

  • English - Caesar & Antigone - ,

    1) Here is the text. I didn't quite understand your response for number 1. Can you clarify?

    ismene: impossible things should not be tried at all.
    antigone: go away ismene: i shall be hating you soon, and the dead will too, for your words are hateful. leave me my foolish plan: i am not afraid of the danger, if it means death, it will not be the worst of deaths-death without honor.
    ismene: go then, if you feel that you must. you are unwise, but a loyal friend indeed to those who love you.

    3) I really cant find this answer. My second guess would be B - soaring bird.

    4) I'm not sure what the answer is for this one.

    8) For 8, I thought the answer is A. Its asking for the reasons except. The didn't want to feel cowardly by faking sick. He thought that death is inescapable. The only one I am unsure of is D. I am not sure if he felt invincible. If A is wrong my next guess would definitely be D.

    Thank you so much for your time!

  • English - Caesar & Antigone - ,

    For #1, b and d are straightforward. No irony involved. Find the other two in the text and see what you think.

    For #3, read around line [960] and see what you think:

    For #4, reread Ode 3. The answer is obvious!!

    For #8 -- you're guessing?? Go back and reread the play. Or read about Caesar's character here:

  • English - Caesar & Antigone - ,

    Thank you,

    1) C
    3) D - flower
    8) C

    Still working on 4.

    Thanks again.

  • English - Caesar & Antigone - ,

    4 - a - power of love

  • English - Caesar & Antigone - ,

    Yes -- all four are now right!! Congrats!


  • English - Caesar & Antigone - ,

    Thank you very much! :)

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