Antigone Themes


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Hubris is a central theme in Sophocles' Antigone. What does 'hubris' mean?

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1. What is the idea of destiny in Sophocles' Antigone based on?

2. What does Creon represent in Sophocles' Antigone?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sophocles weaves several important themes throughout Antigone. On this worksheet/quiz combination you will be tested on the meaning of 'hubris', what Creon represents in Antigone and the role of women in ancient Greece.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Quiz questions cover:

  • What Antigone was doing when she buried her brother
  • The basis of the idea of destiny in the play
  • The definition of 'hubris'
  • Which word best describes ancient Greek women

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge of destiny as represented in this play to correctly answer a related question
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read and correctly interpret information about the significance of Creon's character and what he symbolizes in the play
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the meaning and importance of 'hubris'

Additional Learning

To learn more, check out the lesson titled Antigone Themes. This lesson will help you meet these objectives:

  • Describe the conflicts evident in the play
  • Explain the quotation, 'It is not reason never to yield to reason.'
  • Discuss where Antigone places the blame for her own death