Ch 2: Antigone Literary Analysis

About This Chapter

The Antigone Literary Analysis chapter of this Antigone Study Guide course is the most efficient way to study the literary themes throughout this story. 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 literary concepts portrayed in the text.

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Anyone who needs help learning or mastering Antigone literary analysis material will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There is no faster or easier way to learn how to literarily analyze Antigone. Among those who would benefit are:

  • Students who want to learn a broad topic in a short amount of time
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  • Students who have fallen behind in memorizing the literary themes and concepts from Antigone
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning literature (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class time and need to catch up
  • students who have limited time to study for an upcoming exam

How It Works:

  • Watch each video in the chapter to review all key topics.
  • Refer to the video transcripts to reinforce your learning.
  • Test your understanding of each lesson with a short quiz.
  • Complete your review with the Antigone Literary Analysis chapter exam.

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  • Study Efficiently: The lessons in this chapter cover only information you need to know.
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Students Will Review:

This chapter summarizes the material students need to know to perform a literary analysis on Antigone for a standard literature course. Topics covered include:

  • Summary of the story and characters
  • Critical and literary analysis of the play
  • Themes throughout the story
  • Which literary devices are used in the text
  • Exploration of dramatic and situational irony in Antigone
  • The use of allusions and foreshadowing
  • Review of the symbols and symbolism seen in the play
  • The specific themes of fate and catharsis
  • The play's representation of women, feminism and gender roles
  • Quotations demonstrating hubris and pride
  • The arising conflicts and justice exhibited in the story

20 Lessons in Chapter 2: Antigone Literary Analysis
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Antigone by Sophocles: Summary, Characters & Analysis

1. Antigone by Sophocles: Summary, Characters & Analysis

Learn about Sophocles' 'Antigone' and how it explored the topics of civil disobedience, fidelity, and citizenship. When you are finished, take the quiz and see what you learned.

Antigone Literary & Critical Analysis

2. Antigone Literary & Critical Analysis

In this lesson we'll examine the Greek play ''Antigone'' through literary and critical analysis. We'll do this by considering certain things such as the genre and cultural context.

Antigone Themes

3. Antigone Themes

Sophocles builds dramatic tension in ''Antigone'' by using themes based on conflicts. These conflicts create a rich dramatic texture that explores characters' intense emotions and gender roles, as well as their obedience to the rules of government and religion.

Literary Devices in Antigone

4. Literary Devices in Antigone

Literary devices enrich our reading experiences by creating depth and meaning in a story. In this lesson, we will explore the use of literary devices in the play 'Antigone' by Sophocles.

Irony in Antigone

5. Irony in Antigone

'Antigone' is a typical Greek tragedy in many ways, but it stands out for Sophocles's use of irony in many delightful layers, resulting in a rich tapestry of plot and characters.

Dramatic Irony in Antigone

6. Dramatic Irony in Antigone

Do you ever feel the need to yell at your TV or the characters in a book because they are making all the wrong choices? If so, you may be experiencing dramatic irony. In this lesson, we will analyze the dramatic irony in the play ''Antigone''.

Situational Irony in Antigone

7. Situational Irony in Antigone

Sophocles' 'Antigone' is a prime example of how situational irony may be used in Greek tragedy to create tension and heighten the tragic effect of the plot and characterizations.

Allusions in Antigone

8. Allusions in Antigone

In this lesson, we will explore allusions used in Sophocles' Antigone. We will focus mainly on allusions to Greek mythology and why those allusions have such significance in events of the play.

Foreshadowing in Antigone

9. Foreshadowing in Antigone

If an oracle told you your fate, would you listen to the hints and clues about your future? In this lesson we will analyze foreshadowing in the play 'Antigone' and see how these clues were ignored by the characters on stage.

Antigone Symbols & Symbolism

10. Antigone Symbols & Symbolism

In this lesson, we will examine the symbols in 'Antigone.' We will particularly look at the symbol of the stone tomb and what it symbolizes for Creon and the gods.

Fate in Antigone

11. Fate in Antigone

In this lesson we will discuss the role of fate in Sophocles's 'Antigone'. We will see how Creon and Antigone respond to fate and how their responses affect them.

Catharsis in Antigone

12. Catharsis in Antigone

Reality can be stressful, and releasing negativity can be difficult. In ancient Greece, tragic plays were said to aid in this relief process. In this lesson, we'll analyze the concept of this release called catharsis and connect it to the play ''Antigone''.

Gender Roles in Antigone

13. Gender Roles in Antigone

This lesson takes a look at the ways gender roles are established and explored in the play 'Antigone' by Sophocles. Creon, Ismene, and Antigone are all important players in the discussion of gender roles in this play.

Role of Women in Antigone

14. Role of Women in Antigone

'Antigone' by Sophocles is a play that has captured the attention of audiences because it challenges the status quo. Antigone is seen as the first feminist because she defies entrenched gender roles as exemplified by her uncle Creon's attitude towards her.

Feminism in Antigone

15. Feminism in Antigone

This lesson will take a look at some of the feminist underpinnings of the play Antigone by Sophocles. Antigone is a very strong character. Through her words and actions she lays some very early foundations for feminism.

Hubris & Pride in Antigone: Quotes & Analysis

16. Hubris & Pride in Antigone: Quotes & Analysis

Sometimes it's hard to acknowledge when you are wrong, but not swallowing your pride can get you in a lot of trouble. In this lesson we will analyze the concepts of pride and hubris in Sophocles' 'Antigone' by looking back to the text for important quotes.

Justice in Antigone

17. Justice in Antigone

Sometimes for justice to be served, it means a lot of sacrifice and patience. In this lesson, we will examine justice in the play ''Antigone'' and see what it takes for the play's wrongs to be righted.

Conflicts in Antigone

18. Conflicts in Antigone

Each day we face conflicts, some large, some small. In this lesson we will analyze the conflicts in the play 'Antigone' and decide how they impact the work as a whole.

Antigone Vocabulary

19. Antigone Vocabulary

Sophocles' 'Antigone' is a dramatic play that looks at the aftermath of war and how a society puts itself back together again. In this lesson, we will look the definitions of ''Antigone'' vocabulary words in context of the play.

Antigone Vocabulary Flashcards

Antigone Vocabulary Flashcards

'Antigone' is a well-known classic tragedy by Sophocles. Review this set of flashcards to study some of the vocabulary from this important play, which has been read and critically analyzed for centuries.

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