Ancient Greek play by Sophocles

About the Beginning of Antigone

Work Time

Use the following questions to have a conversation with a partner about the beginning of the play.

  • What questions do you have about what the characters said?
  • What is it that Antigone intends to do? Why?
  • What is Ismene’s response?
  • What information or other contributions are made by the Chorus and the Leader?
  • What mention is made, if any, of the many Greek gods?

Open Notebook

After briefly discussing each question, write your answer. Refer to specifics from the play in your answers.

If you have time, continue reading the play with your partner.