Antigone Symbols & Symbolism


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Why is the stone tomb such an important symbol in Antigone?

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1. What does the stone tomb represent for Creon in Antigone?

2. What does the stone tomb symbolize for the gods in Antigone?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet is designed to measure your understanding of symbolism in Antigone. You'll find questions asking you to identify the meaning of key symbols within the play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Students using this quiz/worksheet will encounter questions on these aspects of Antigone:

  • The significance of the stone tomb
  • The stone tomb's meaning for Creon
  • What the stone tomb represents for the gods
  • What money symbolizes in the play
  • Which character signifies the will of the gods

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you've drawn relevant details from the lesson on the plot and characters of Antigone
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read insight into the symbolism within Antigone and interpret it correctly
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast what the stone tomb represents for different characters in Antigone

Additional Learning

To study this facet of the play more thoroughly, you can review the corresponding lesson titled Antigone Symbols & Symbolism. This lesson encompasses the following objectives:

  • Understand the importance of symbols to Antigone
  • Familiarize yourself with relevant quotes from the play
  • Explore the contrasting viewpoints of Antigone and Creon