Ch 3: Antigone Characters & Setting

About This Chapter

The Antigone Characters & Setting chapter of this Antigone Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the characters and settings depicted in Antigone. This chapter uses simple and fun videos that are about five minutes long, plus includes lesson quizzes and a chapter exam to ensure you understand the essential characters and settings in Antigone.

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  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
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  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • Students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

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  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know about Antigone characters and setting for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Family relationships in Antigone
  • Analysis of key characters' traits
  • Themes of the tragic hero and tragic flaw
  • Relationships and conflicts between characters
  • Roles and functions of characters including the Chorus, Teiresias and the Sentry
  • Elements of the setting depicted in the play

21 Lessons in Chapter 3: Antigone Characters & Setting
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Antigone Family Tree

1. Antigone Family Tree

In this lesson we will review the Sophocles play, ''Antigone'' in the context of the other two ''Oedipus'' plays. We will look at how the family tree has been affected by the background story, and how that has affected the rest of the family, including the title character.

Antigone Character Traits and Analysis

2. Antigone Character Traits and Analysis

Women were rarely talked about as a symbol of power in ancient Greece, but Antigone changes that paradigm by standing up for what she believes. In this lesson we'll analyze her personality traits as they connect to the play 'Antigone' and Greek culture.

What Is Antigone's Tragic Flaw?

3. What Is Antigone's Tragic Flaw?

'Antigone' is a classic Greek tragedy in many ways, including the fact that its main hero has a tragic flaw. For Antigone, the flaw brings about her demise and serves as a moral lesson for the audience.

King Creon in Antigone: Character Traits & Quotes

4. King Creon in Antigone: Character Traits & Quotes

In this lesson we will explore King Creon's character in Sophocles's 'Antigone'. We will examine his role and his background, looking at Creon as the antagonist as well as the victim.

Antigone & Creon: Compare & Contrast

5. Antigone & Creon: Compare & Contrast

Sometimes the people that frustrate us the most actually share the same characteristics. In this lesson, we will analyze the characters Antigone and Creon, focusing on their similarities and how these traits cause conflict in the play.

Conflict Between Antigone & Creon in Sophocles' Antigone

6. Conflict Between Antigone & Creon in Sophocles' Antigone

On the surface, the conflict between Antigone and Creon appears to be that of protagonist versus antagonist, but there is more to this literary face-off than meets the eye.

Who Is the Tragic Hero in Antigone?

7. Who Is the Tragic Hero in Antigone?

In this lesson, we'll discuss who the tragic hero is in 'Antigone.' Both Creon and Antigone can be seen as the tragic hero, so we will discuss what makes each of these characters the tragic hero.

Haemon in Antigone

8. Haemon in Antigone

Where should your loyalty lie in the case of family versus a significant other? In this lesson we'll learn about the character Haemon from the play 'Antigone' and analyze the most difficult choice he will ever make.

Antigone & Haemon's Relationship

9. Antigone & Haemon's Relationship

Throughout history, countless tragic love stories have been written. In this lesson we will learn about the relationship between Antigone and Haemon and connect their tragic love to the outcome of the play 'Antigone.'

Ismene in Antigone

10. Ismene in Antigone

No matter how close brothers and sisters are, siblings will ultimately disagree at one time or another. In this lesson, we'll analyze the character of Ismene from the play 'Antigone' and learn about a conflict with her sister that resulted in the death of her entire immediate family.

Compare and Contrast Antigone & Ismene

11. Compare and Contrast Antigone & Ismene

This lesson analyzes two major figures in Sophocles' 'Antigone': the title character and her sister, Ismene. We will examine how the similarities and differences between these two women signify conflicts and questions that are central to the tragedy.

Eurydice in Antigone: Character Traits & Analysis

12. Eurydice in Antigone: Character Traits & Analysis

Do you think a character can make an impact by being onstage for a matter of minutes? In the play ''Antigone'', we see a character change a man's life in less than ten lines. In this lesson we will analyze the character Eurydice and her role in the play.

Oedipus & Antigone's Relationship

13. Oedipus & Antigone's Relationship

If there were ever an award for the most complicated relationship between a father and a daughter, these two would win it! In this lesson, we will go over the complex relationship and connection between Oedipus and Antigone, and how it is portrayed in Sophocles' three Theban plays.

Oedipus & Antigone: Compare & Contrast

14. Oedipus & Antigone: Compare & Contrast

This lesson will discuss the similarities and differences of the title characters in Sophocles' ancient Greek plays 'Oedipus the King' and 'Antigone.'

The Chorus in Antigone

15. The Chorus in Antigone

No one likes hearing 'I told you so,' but sometimes it needs to be said. In this lesson, we will learn about the role of the chorus in the play 'Antigone,' how it connects to Greek Theater, and why 'I told you so' needs to be said at the end of the play.

Teiresias in Antigone

16. Teiresias in Antigone

Find out more about Teiresias in Sophocles' powerful tragedy ''Antigone.'' Teiresias makes a fairly brief appearance, but he represents one of the most crucial concerns of the play: the role of fate in the course of human affairs.

The Sentry in Antigone

17. The Sentry in Antigone

This lesson will take a look at the role and purpose of the sentry in the play ''Antigone'' by Sophocles. Though his part is small, the sentry serves a very important purpose in the play. He's also funny.

Eteocles, Antigone's Brother in Antigone

18. Eteocles, Antigone's Brother in Antigone

In play ''Antigone,'' written by Sophocles, the character Eteocles does not play a major role, but his actions before the beginning of the play are vital to the plot of ''Antigone''. In this lesson we will learn what his background story is and how it affects ''Antigone''.

Hamartia in Antigone

19. Hamartia in Antigone

No one's perfect, and the concept of hamartia is a reminder that even characters in stories aren't immune to human flaws. In this lesson we will learn about the concept of hamartia and how it connects to the play 'Antigone.'

Setting of Antigone

20. Setting of Antigone

This lesson provides an introduction to the setting for Sophocles's tragedy, ''Antigone,'' which revolves around one of the most thoroughly-drawn and compelling female characters in all of classical drama. Find out why it's significant the play takes place in front of the palace at Thebes.

Antigone Character List & Flashcards

Antigone Character List & Flashcards

This flashcard set will help you remember the key characters and the roles they played in the ancient Greek play 'Antigone.' The characters in this play often represent ideals and archetypes underneath the surface.

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