Modern Day Relevance of Antigone


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One of the themes in Sophocles' Antigone is the inequality between men and women. Which character mentions that they would never allow a woman to rule them?

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1. Antigone stands up for her rights as a woman to bury her family member as she wants, not how some king will dictate to her. In this moment of female empowerment, who takes the moment away by indicating that men should be obeyed since they are stronger?

2. Sophocles subtly mentions the idea of democracy in Antigone. How does this idea arise in the play?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo will help you make sure you know the relevance of Antigone in our modern time. Answer questions about the themes and questions posed by this play.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz you'll assess your understanding of concepts like:

  • The character who vows to never let a woman rule him
  • Democracy as shown in this play
  • The female character who warns Antigone not to disobey the rules of men

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as Antigone's argument in favor of burying her brother
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about why Antigone is still relevant in today's world
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding which character claims he would never let a woman rule him

Additional Learning

If you want to know more about this famous play, read the lesson titled Modern Day Relevance of Antigone. You will explore concepts like:

  • The importance of the rule of law
  • Class and the relations between men and women
  • Current day differences between men and women